3D Printers are becoming more and more accessible with DIY models available to help print and create your own objects. However Markus Kayser has taken the 3D printer concept and little further and created the Solar Sinter, a 3D printer that uses sand and sunlight, energy and materials that occur in abundance in deserts.
In his experiment Kayser has used sunlight and sand are as the raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, combining natural energy and materials with high-tech production technology. Watch the video after the jump to see the Solar Sinter in action.
Solar-sintering aims to raise questions about the future of manufacturing and trigger dreams of the full utilisation of the production potential of the worldâ€™s most efficient energy resource – the sun. Whilst not providing definitive answers this experiment aims to provide a point of departure for fresh thinking.
Source : Ubergizmo : This is Colossal