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Jun 26, 2011

3D Printer Harnesses the Sun to Transform Egyptian Sand Into Glass

After starting off with what looks like a jaunt through the dunes of Tatooine, this3D printer uses the immense power of the sun to turn sand into glass.

The 3D printer, called the Solar Sinter, was conceived of by Kayser to create shapes from the vast nothingness of the Sahara Desert, specifically the portion that runs through Egypt.
 
 

19 comments:

Josh said...

Awesome

Zombie said...

That is seriously the coolest thing I have ever seen!!

Byakuya said...

Damn that's amazing, I want one =3

You could be sand jesus

Asty said...

craaaaaaazy

Jblogger said...

amazing

ChazWellington said...

revolutionary

yong said...

I've read quite a bit about those 3d printers, seem interesting : D

To Tipota said...

this is awesome

Thecrazymoose said...

That's awesome!

Miyamoto Karyuu said...

niiice :D

Salted Plum said...

Apart from the kidney this is possibly the coolest thing I've seen a 3d printer produce.

Coxten said...

Amazing! Love your posts! Following!

Anthony said...

I read somewhere that this is a pilot project to see if this would work on the moon in the future

Mature L said...

very.. interesting lol

ChickenBittle said...

Wow, that is amazing great pic too

Athanasian Complexio said...

Hahaha, I'd love to see that thing make a glass Sarlac model with all its time out there.

Timothy Bowen said...

wow. this has to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

DEZMOND said...

oooh, what a brilliant idea!

Gnarly Sheen said...

This is getting a little crazy... Can I print my own money yet?