3D Printing: Solar-Sinter uses sand and sun for three-dimensional printing


3D Printing: Solar-Sinter uses sand and sun for three-dimensional printing

Solar-Sinter is the project of Markus Kayser, a student at the Royal College of Art, which is based on the use of sand in the desert and on the exploitation of solar energy to give life to print three-dimensional objects using a renewable source.

GadgetThe colorful world of technology has become accustomed to seeing various types of additive manufacturing processes embodied in the various types of three-dimensional printers. These tools become increasingly popular, have come within the reach of all and it is not unthinkable deal with the purchase of a 3D printer if you are able to spend 400-500 € for a relatively small machine can offer great satisfaction.

This technology is becoming more widespread and even Amazon offers its 3D printing service through which you can purchase small tools or custom jewelry and toys. There is obviously still much room for development and the project of Marcus Kayser asks questions rather focused on the issue.

The invention of Kayser, who graduated from London Metropolitan University in “3D Furniture and Product Design” and now a student at the Royal College of Art, is called Solar-Sinter, and bases its operation on sun and sand, two parts available in large abundance in deserts.

The machine, which is currently exhibited at the College of Art, offers a possible system that examines the discourse on renewable energy sources and proposes a method of production that draws on materials whose stocks are immense.

In a world increasingly turned to questions concerning the shortage of energy and raw materials, this project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and matter are available in abundance. In quest experiment sand and sun are used as material and energy to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process […]

As you can see in the video posted by Marcus Kayser process put in place by the machine offers some rather interesting results and the method is in itself quite fascinating and very similar to some of those already used as via selective laser sintering which Solar- Sinter is named.