Really cool solar powered printer - the sand is used as ink!
I’m truly blown away by this.
A solar-powered 3D printer in an Egyptian desert creates with sand and magnified sunlight to make glass-based objects.
In a world increasingly concerned with questions of energy production and raw material shortages, this project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance.
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.
Can I get a hell yeah? Also, who do you call for tech support when your computer won’t recognize that it’s connected, and it just printed fine yesterday GAHHHHHHHH!!!
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