Term 2, Issue 2: Product Design and Technology | Siena College
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Maton Guitar Factory Excursion

On Friday, 6 May, the Year 12 Product Design and Technology class visited the Maton Guitar Factory in Box Hill, which has manufactured acoustic guitars for seventy-five years. Our guide, Sue Ellis, daughter of the founder, took the students on a comprehensive tour which included the design room, factory floor, the custom made shop, as well as the tuning and testing stations. It was an invaluable experience for the students as they grew in their understanding of the product design process from conceptualisation to completion. It also enabled them to witness how manual processes and emerging technologies, both work together to create a high quality musical instrument that is sold locally and globally.

Thank you to Maton Guitars for allowing the Year 12 students to experience this tour for many years.

Kim Svendsen

Product and Design Technology Teacher
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