Solar-Powered 3D Printer That Transform Sand Into Glass

Solar energy never ceases to amaze people and recently industrial designer and tinkerer Markus Kayser came up with solar powered cutter that uses the solar energy to cut different parts of any material. Kayser didn’t stop here but he also invented a magnificent device that uses the solar energy and prints a glassy version of sand made items by melting the sand into glass.

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

He spent quiet a large period of time in the deserts of Egypt, working rigorously on focusing the solar energy and massive energy resources of desert sand.

How The Sun Cutter Works?

The first device which is named as Sun Cutter works on the principal of harnessing the sunlight using a large ball shaped lens. This lens focuses the sunlight onto the device that is to be cut and this device or piece is moved using a cam guided system.  The sun cutter cuts the piece into a two dimensional sub-piece or component.

The sun cutter was tested for the first time in August 2010 in the deserts of Egypt.

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

How The Solar Sinter/3D Printer Works?

The other device that is even more useful and a regarded as a master piece of Kayser is named as Solar Sinter or 3D Printer by the inventor himself. Sintering is a process of converting a semi solid substance like a powder into a full solid object by heating it massively. Solar sinter uses the rays of sunlight instead of laser and focuses the light and deploys desert sand as resins.

These both inventions are seen as a massive landmark in modern science and massive production of solid materials using the excessive resources available in deserts can be used now in an effective way.

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

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3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter