For Pierre Journel
Published on 2016-10-26
During the 2016 EGB (European Guitar Builders association) symposium, the luthier Ulrich Teuffel gave a conference about CAD and CNC as used in the guitar building domain. His conference was titled: CAD and CNC as the Camera Obscura.
The symposium took place during the two days prior to the 2016 edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show.
Ulrich Teuffel website: www.teuffel.com
Introduction of the conference
For the industries CNC is just a production system. But it can be much more: When Vermeer painted his View of the City of Del# in 1660 he used a Camera Obscura to translate the complex setup of perspective and shadows into his painting as never seen before.
For a guitar designer or builder CAD and CNC can be this Camera Obscura in his/her creating process. To me CNC is not about saving production time: it is about enabling. I want to discuss the practical approach and the parameters of this system. Which software and which type of machine is adequate for a guitar maker? How much does it cost?
Video of the conference
The full video is reserved to the Backstage Pass owners and the EGB members