A Solar 3D printer

This is definitely something out of a science fiction movie. In a world increasingly concerned with questions of energy production and raw material shortages, Markus Kayser’s solar sinter explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance. Creating 3D objects out of sun and sand.

“In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.

Solar-sintering aims to raise questions about the future of manufacturing and trigger dreams of the full utilisation of the production potential of the world’s most efficient energy resource – the sun. Whilst not providing definitive answers this experiment aims to provide a point of departure for fresh thinking.

This project was developed at the Royal College of Art during my MA studies in Design Products on Platform 13.” www.markuskayser.com

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