This incredible piece of machinery, created by Royal College of Art product design graduate Markus Kayser, harnesses two abundant resource found in the Sahara Desert, solar power and sand, in tandem with technology, to create 3D objects. Not only a mind-blowing invention, it’s also a beautifully made film.
"In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process," Says German design Markus Kayser, "that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology."
Some inspiration for those who made it into our 3D Printing workshop, developed at the Royal College of Art during Kayser's MA studies in Design Products, the Solar Sinter 3D printing machine has since toured the world and will to go on show at the Design Museum, where it has been nominated as one of the Designs of the Year 2012.
Designs of the Year 2012 runs from Feb 8th to July 15th 2012.