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Solar Sinter

Synopsis
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. (6 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Energy; Technology
Keywords
deserts; glass making; materials science; solar energy; technological innovation

Online availability

URI
http://www.markuskayser.com/work/solarsinter/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Markus Kayser

Production Company

Name

Markus Kayser

Email
contact@markuskayser.com
Web
http://www.markuskayser.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
07551923628
Address
282a Bethnal Green Road
London
E2 0AG

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