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Sun Cutter: Markus Kayser Creates Brilliant Solar-Powered Laser Cutter
Posted By Helen Morgan On June 30, 2011 @ 2:30 pm In Art,Design,Environment,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 1 Comment
This week Markus Kayser wowed us with his amazing Solar Sinter 3D printer, so we were thrilled to learn that the designer has also created an ingenious sun-powered laser cutter. Dubbed the Sun Cutter, the low-tech laser cutter harnesses the solar energy to create intricate industrial designs anywhere the sun shines.
The machine focuses a ball lens to cut pre-programmed shapes in paper, cardboard, and plywood up to 0.4mm thick. Kayser has also incorporated pre-digital machinery by using a cam system to control the shape of the cut, which is set in motion by a small motor driving a timing belt. The entire process is powered by solar energy.
Developed as part of the design products masters course at the Royal College of Art , Kayser’s amazing work combines environmental consciousness and progressive design. According to Kayser, the Sun Cutter creates “a juxtaposition between the machine-made, repetitive and individual, unique object.”
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