Markus Kayser

Posted: July 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Designer Markus Kayser has created two amazing machines which harness the power of the sun to create objects. The first, made in 2010, is a laser cutter which uses a ball lens to focus the sunlight into a cutting beam, the bed being moved by solar-powered motors.

The second more ambitious machine is a solar powered sinterer, that is, a sun powered 3D printer. What’s great about this machine is everything it needs to make an object is provided by the desert environment. The power is provided by the sun whilst the building material, sand, is abundant. The focused solar energy fuses the sand, layer by layer, into a three dimensional glass object. Incredible.

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