3D Printing 'living' Bio-based materials with Urban Reef

3D Printing "living" Bio-based materials with Urban Reef

Urban Reef is using 3D Printing to create Bio-Inclusive Cities

Urban Reef is a startup that researches, develops and designs situations and interactions for a more-than-human urban environment. The mission: terraforming world's metropoles.

"Cities should be home to all forms of life, not just humans."

Following this principle, Urban Reef is developing "Reefs" which are designed to be open to a wide range of forms of life. These prototypes are created using algorithms and are 3D printed with "living" materials using Delta WASP 40100 Clay and the Continuous Feeding System. They can absorb water and provide a range of microclimates and nutrients, giving more organisms the opportunity to thrive in the city.

3D Printing 'living' Bio-based materials with Urban Reef
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Video by Urban Reef
Urban Reef detail of 3D Printing with Bio-material
Photos by Urban Reef

3D Printed "Reefs" to Enhance Biodiversity in Cities

Reefs are intricate designs that can retain water through porosity, and offer a range of microclimates that complement urban settings and extreme climates. In this way they provide microrefugia for urban species, increasing biodiversity.

The 3D printer Delta WASP 40100 Clay is utilized to process complex geometrical designs with porous materials such as ceramics and composites (including mycelium, river dredge, sea shells and clay). The moisture in the air is able to pass through and cultivate the ideal environment for fungi to grow, thus giving life to structure.

The Continuous Feeding System allows the printing of larger pieces thanks to the significant increase of the machine's capacity combined with the automatic material outgassing system.

Rain Reef is 3D printed with a porous material (manufactured from a mixture of seeds, coffee grounds and mycelium), which is saturated with collected rainwater, rendering it accessible to vegetation being grown outside.

Pierre Oskam and Max Latour founders of Urban Reef
Pierre Oskam and Max Latour, founders of Urban Reef, with a series of Reef designs.
Urban Reef Rain Reef new design
Rain Reef new design strategy, printed with Delta WASP 40100 Clay
Urban reef greenhouse
Urban Reef's Greenhouse and growth details
Delta WASP 40100 Clay and the Continuous Feeding System
Urban Reef closeup of local dredge 3D printing
Urban Reef's latest experiments with local dredge

Professional LDM 3D Printing

Urban Reef is using Delta WASP 40100 Clay combined with the Continuous Feeding System to develop their prototypes. With Delta WASP 40100 Clay It's possible to print directly on the floor or on a printing surface removable steel. You can also continue printing without waiting for the piece to dry and simply by moving the printer.

Delta WASP 40100 Clay

3D printed Moon Enceladus for Triennale Milano

3D printed moon 'Enceladus' for Triennale Milano

3D printed art installation for Triennale Milano 'Unknown Unknowns'

Enceladus is a 3D printed art installation designed by Irene Stracuzzi and 3D printed by WASP Hub Mantova (Arche 3D) for the 23rd International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, headed by Stefano Boeri, and curated by Ersilia Vaudo.

The project explores Enceladus, a moon of Saturn that is believed to have an underground ocean beneath its icy surface, raising the possibility of life existing there. This has sparked curiosity in both scientists and artists about what its hidden world might look like.

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Enceladus the 3D printed moon for Triennale Milano
Photo by © DSL Studio
3D printed Moon Enceladus for Triennale Milano
Photo by © DSL Studio
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3D printing the moon 'Enceladus' with 3MT HDP

Enceladus was 3D printed by WASP Hub Mantova (Arche 3D) using WASP 3MT HDP, the large scale pellet 3D printer.

The digital model was provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) and then divided and worked on for printing. There are 12 pieces in total: 5 segments consisting of two pieces that are approximately 1 meter and 0.5 meter in height, welded with hot reinforcements to make transportation and assembly easier, and 2 removable pieces held in place by magnets, so they could be opened to load a smoke machine inside.

The total width is 3 meters and the total height is 1.5, and the material used is PLA INGEO white masterbatch. The total weight is between 150 and 200 kg. The total printing time is about 250 hours.

Exploded view of Enceladus 3D model by ESA
3D printing of Enceladus for Triennale Milano
Detail of Enceladus 3D printed moon
Photos by WASP Hub Mantova (Arche 3D)

Summary sheet

Piece name: Enceladus
Printer: 3MT HDP
Material: PLA INGEO with white masterbatch
Designed by: Irene Stracuzzi
Printed by: WASP Hub Mantova (Arche 3D)
Exhibition: Unknown Unknowns, An Introduction to Mysteries, Triennale Milano, from July 15 2022 to December 11 2022

Number of pieces: 12
Printing time: 250 hrs
Size: 3x1,5 m

Large scale 3D printing

Enceladus was created with the 3MT 3D printer. This is the best printer for creating medium-large pieces thanks to its wide printing bed area of 1 meter in diameter.

WASP 3MT HDP
WASP 3MT HDP

3D Printing for Construction with Alternative Materials Scientific publication

3D Printing for Construction with Alternative Materials | Scientific publication

Digital Innovations in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

3D Printing for Construction With Alternative Materials is a scientific publication that explores the latest achievements and design possibilities that 3D printing for construction (DPC) can offer, the alternative materials to natural aggregates or cement and even the 4th dimension that is already starting in this area.

Published by Springer as part of the book series: Digital Innovations in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (DIAEC), this publication:

  • Provides cutting-edge information on Industry 4.0
  • Demonstrates that additive manufacturing and 3D printing enhance building processes optimization
  • Addresses the needs of both engineers and architects, researchers and designers

WASP in the edge of 3D Printing

In the third Chapter of the book: WASP in the edge of 3D Printing, Massimo Moretti tells the story of WASP (World's Advanced Saving Project), a company that designs, produces and sells 3D printers Made in Italy all over the world.

Taking inspiration from nature and from the observation of the Potter Wasp, which builds its own nest with material recovered from the surrounding environment, WASP produces large 3D printers able to build houses with natural materials and available on the territory, at a cost tending to zero.

“Small slight thoughts take shape by depositing”

Massimo Moretti usually states; WASP invents, thanks to 3D printing, innovative solutions every day to meet the human needs: food, health, work, energy, art and culture.

Editors and Affiliations:

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Bárbara Rangel
Ana Sofia Guimarães,

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Jorge Lino

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil
Leonardo Santana

Bibliographic Information

Book Title
3D Printing for Construction with Alternative Materials
Series Title
Digital Innovations in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Publisher
Springer Cham
Editors
Bárbara Rangel, Ana Sofia Guimarães, Jorge Lino, Leonardo Santana
Topics
Building Construction and Design, Innovation and Technology Management, Industrial Management


Crane WASP è stata nominata per il Compasso d'Oro 2024

Crane WASP has been nominated for the Compasso d'Oro Award 2024

Crane WASP selected by ADI Design for the Compasso d'Oro Award 2024

Crane WASP has been nominated by ADI Design for the XXVIII edition of the Compasso d'Oro Award in the category 'Design of materials and technological systems'.

The Compasso d'Oro Award is assigned on the basis of a preselection made by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory, made up of a commission of experts, designers, critics, historians, specialized journalists, members of ADI or external to it, all engaged continuously, year after year, in collecting information and evaluating and selecting the best products which are then published in the ADI Design Index yearbooks.

Being part of the ADI Design Index 2022, Crane WASP will compete for the Compasso d'Oro Award 2024 in the category 'Design of materials and technological systems'.

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Crane WASP is the architectural 3D printer that builds houses with natural materials

Crane WASP is a collaborative three-dimensional printing system capable of printing houses with soil and waste from the agricultural supply chain which reinterprets the shapes of classic construction cranes from a digital manufacturing standpoint.

Tecla 3D printed house using Crane WASP
TECLA, 3D printed house Designed by MC A and engineered and built by WASP using Crane WASP

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Tv report of Linea Verde Life on RAI 1

WASP in the Christmas 2022 episode of Linea Verde Life

In the Christmas episode of Linea Verde Life, broadcast on Rai 1, Marcello Masi visits WASP's operations center where he is introduced to the use of 3D printing in the medical field for the creation of customized prostheses and braces. Furthermore, the founder of WASP, Massimo Moretti, presents the new prototype of an eco-sustainable house printed in 3D called Itaca. This innovative home will soon be built near Imola, Bologna using the Crane WASP architectural printer.

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TOVA is Spain's first 3D printed building using raw earth

TOVA is Spain's first 3D printed building with Crane WASP

3D printed building using local earth

TOVA is the first 3D printed building in Spain, located at Valldaura Labs in Barcelona. It was built with the Crane WASP printer and 100% local materials and labor, generating zero waste and nearly zero carbon emissions.

This manufacturing system can be used globally to address housing emergencies, and was developed by the 3D Printing Architecture (3dPA) program at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC).

TOVA is Spain's first 3D printed building using raw earth
Photos by © Gregori Civera
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Spain's first 3D printed structure: the TOVA prototype

IAAC has completed the TOVA prototype at Valldaura Labs near Barcelona, Spain. The 3D printed structure was created using the Crane WASP printer and a mixture of earth, aloe, egg whites, and enzymes sourced from within a 50-meter radius of the construction site.

The prototype was designed to demonstrate sustainable building solutions for the design and architecture industries in Spain and generated no waste during the building process. Its foundation was made with a geo-polymer and topped with a wood roof, with a waterproof coating added to withstand extreme weather conditions.

TOVA being 3D printed with Crane WASP using km zero materials
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Sustainable building solutions

The building takes into account the climatic conditions of the Mediterranean and has near-zero emissions. It can be used for a variety of applications, from homes to public spaces, and can reduce the environmental impact of construction.

The possible applications of this construction model are endless. In combination with other construction systems, it can accommodate complex and innovative buildings that would reduce the environmental impact that construction currently entails.

Extrusion detail of TOVA the 3D printed house with Crane WASP by IAAC
Photo by Mehdi Harrak
Side view of TOVA in Spain builded by IAAC with raw earth

IAAC and WASP's collaboration in sustainable 3D printing

IAAC and WASP have been working together for almost 5 years now. Since then, the two companies have not stopped collaborating in the field of additive manufacturing of sustainable architecture.

Students in IAAC's 3D Printing Architecture program are able to incorporate the institute's current knowledge and research with WASP technologies through mutual learning experiences.

This collaboration between WASP and universities and research centers around the world demonstrates WASP's commitment to shaping the future of 3D printing.

closeup of TOVA 3D printed building
Photo by Mehdi Harrak
Panoramic view of TOVA 3D printed sustainable building

Architectural 3D printer

TOVA was created using Crane WASP, a collaborative 3D printing system that can print houses using locally sourced materials, also known as Km 0 materials.

Crane WASP

Living Prototypes Digital Fabrication With Biomaterials

Living Prototypes | a collaborative European research project

Digital Fabrication With Biomaterials

Living Prototypes is a Collaborative Project on digitally fabricated prototypes for residential buildings using natural materials, developed by three teams of university research centers and industry partners across Europe.

WASP has participated in the project as IAAC's industry partner, focusing on the theme of Earth-Based buildings using natural materials and successfully creating Spain’s first 3D-printed building using earth.

The exhibition showcasing the outcomes of the project will be on display at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin from December 10, 2022, to January 25, 2023.

Living Prototypes Digital Fabrication With Biomaterials
Exhibition Opening of Living Prototypes
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Project: Living Prototypes
Project coordinator: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory
Exhibition: 10 December 2022 - 25 January 2023, Aedes Architecture Forum
Photo credit:  Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Research teams:
BIO-BASED LIFECYCLE MATERIALS – Cellulose Enclosures
CITA – Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Copenhagen and COBOD International A/S, Copenhagen

NATURAL FIBRE WINDING – Composite Installation in Existing Buildings
ITKE – Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), University of Stuttgart and FibR GmbH, Kernen

LOCAL MATERIALS – 3D-Printed Earth-Based Buildings
IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona and WASP, Massa Lombarda

Introduction and aims

Living Prototypes was awarded research funding under the Zukunft Bau funding program of the Federal Institute on Building, Urban Affairs, and Spatial Development (BBSR) and is a collaboration between ANCB and university research centers and industry partners in Germany, Denmark, Spain, and Italy.

  • Three university-industry teams undertook the conception, design, planning, and fabrication of prototypes for everyday living spaces, using digital fabrication techniques and natural materials.
  • The project culminated with an exhibition at Aedes Architecture Forum in December 2022 presenting the fabrication process, the functionality, and the physical appearance of the prototypes.
  • In the exhibition, three separate prototypes made of earth, flax fibre and bioplastic, were brought together in a 1:1 scale installation built around a typical floorplan of a 1-bedroom apartment
Exhibition View of Living Prototypes in Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin
The exhibition showcasing the outcomes of the project will be on display at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin from December 10, 2022, to December 25, 2022.
Exhibition Closeup of Living Prototypes in Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin
Exhibition View of Living Prototypes in Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin

3D Printed Earth by IAAC and WASP

As part of the Living Prototypes project, IAAC and WASP developed TOVA: the first architectural construction in Spain located in the facilities of Valldaura Labs, Barcelona, built with a Crane WASP, the architectural 3D printer. The construction can be completed within weeks using 100% local materials and local labor, zero waste, and a close to virtually zero carbon emission footprint.

The project has been developed by a team of students and researchers from the 3D Printing Architecture (3dPA) postgraduate program of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC).

Bioplastic prints by CITA and COBOD

Bioplastics are renewable, inexpensive, biodegradable and chemically diverse. Digital data analysis technologies, such as machine learning, make it possible to predict and control the behaviour of these complex materials during and after the printing process.

CITA and COBOD prototype components for interior spaces using two complementary bio-based materials (cellulose and bone glue). These suggest future circular material life cycles in buildings that are made possible by this adaptive manufacturing process.

Bioplastic prints by CITA and COBOD for Living Prototypes
3D-printing of the cellulose prototype at COBOD | 3D-printed cellulose panels interlocked as screen © CITA

Flaxe-Fibre Winding by ITKE and FibR

Robotic coreless fibre winding aims to optimise material efficiency in architectural components by avoiding formwork and material cutoffs. Material use corresponds to structural demands.

ITKE and FibR investigated robotic coreless fibre winding using natural flax fibres. Through the inter-material dialogue with other living prototypes at the Aedes exhibition, the project communicates the relevance of such material systems in future living spaces.

Flaxe-Fibre Winding by ITKE and FibR for Living Prototypes
Raw material for flax fibres | Robotic winding of flax fibre prototype © ITKE-ICD

Architectural 3D printer

Focusing on the theme of Earth-based buildings, WASP and IAAC created TOVA using Crane WASP, a collaborative 3D printing system that can print houses using locally sourced materials, also known as Km 0 materials.

Crane WASP

Cloroplastic, 3D printed installation in recycled PLA, biopolymer of plant origin for Muse - Science Museum of Trento.

3D printed installation for MUSE - Science Museum

3D Printing, Art and Biotechnology at MUSE Trento

From 30 November 2022 to 8 January 2023 it will be possible to visit the 3D printed installation 'Cloroplastic' for the MUSE exhibition “BioArt. Ricerche d’avanguardia e immaginario artistico” at Palazzo delle Albere, as part of the European project ACDC – Artificial Cells with Distributed Cores.

WASP participated in the project by creating a 3D printed installation using transparent materials of plant origin.

Cloroplastic, 3D printed installation in recycled PLA, biopolymer of plant origin for Muse - Science Museum of Trento.
Photo credit: foto archivio MUSE

Piece name: Cloroplastic
Printer: 3MT HDP
Material: Recycled transparent PLA of plant origin
Printed with: WASP Hub Milano (Superforma)

Cloroplastic: 3D printing of a transparent biopolymer of plant origin

Cloroplastic consists of a collective work inspired by nature and capable of reacting to stimuli from the environment, the result of the process of sharing scientific knowledge that took place during the Open Talks&Labs organized by MUSE as part of the progetto ACDC.

The outer membrane was printed in transparent PLA recycled with WASP 3MT HDP from the WASP Hub in Milan, Superforma.

The outer membrane of the structure was made of recycled transparent PLA of vegetable origin using WASP 3MT HDP, the 3D printer optimized for large-scale printing.

Making of Cloroplastic, a transparent 3D printed installation

The work is inspired by chloroplasts, organelles present in plant cells where chlorophyll photosynthesis takes place. It was built in a participatory way, through the use of digital manufacturing techniques and biotechnological laboratories.

In Cloroplastic, visitors who interact with the work will provide the light needed by plants to activate the photosynthesis process. The installation hosts Impatiens walleriana plants planted by the participants in the Open Labs, through the use of micropropagation techniques.

Cloroplastic: 3D printed installation for the MUSE of Trento
Photo credit: foto archivio MUSE
Photograph of Cloroplastic: the 3D printed installation for the MUSE of Trento
Photo credit: foto archivio MUSE

"This installation - explains Lucilla Galatà, project coordinator for MUSE - wants to show the results of a path we have undertaken in the museum as part of the ACDC project, to involve the community in research on the border between natural and artificial, living and non-living living, scientific research and artistic practices. The ultimate goal is to invite the public to look beyond these dichotomies and to inspire new connections and reflections”.

Overview of Cloroplastic: the 3D printed installation for the MUSE
Photo credit: foto archivio MUSE

PLA pellet

pla pellet

The material used to print the project is transparent recycled PLA of plant origin. Pellet printing has many advantages: You can use recycled plastic, and It's cheaper and faster than filament material.
Discover our pellet materials.

Large scale 3D printing

For this project it has been used the 3MT 3D printer. It permits to print big pieces until 1 meter of diameter and it is really used for installations or to create walls. The procedure is to print in pieces and then assembly them, building the entire structure.

WASP 3MT HDP
WASP 3MT HDP

3D printing of a recycled material from fishing nets with 3MT HDP

3D printing with a recycled material from fishing nets

New recycled material for pellet 3D printing

WASP has partnered with Reflow with the purpose of refining the printing of a new recycled material in large scale. The results obtained during the research have been extremely positive, getting us to look forward to continuing expanding our catalogue with new sustainable materials.

Stampa di materiale riciclato da reti da pesca con 3MT HDP, materiale fornito da Reflow
3D Printing of recycled material from fishing nets with 3MT HDP, material supplied by Reflow

The benefits of pellet 3D printing in large scale

These pieces were printed using WASP 3MT HDP, the large scale pellet 3D printer optimized for large objects. The material, rPPGF, provided by Reflow, was recycled and pelletized directly from discharged fishing nets.

Being able to work directly with pellet reduces the cost of the material up to 1/10 compared to the corresponding filament. It allows to use a greater variety of materials, and decreases printing times.

https://youtu.be/Oo03l4FfwjQ
3D printing of a recycled material from fishing nets with 3MT HDP
Close up of 3D printing of a recycled material from fishing nets
3D printing of a recycled material from fishing nets in large scale

Large scale 3D printer

WASP 3MT HDP
WASP 3MT HDP

These pieces have been created with the 3MT 3D printer. This is the best printer for creating medium-large pieces thanks to its wide printing bed area of 1m in diameter.

 


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Itaca: the self-sufficient and eco-sustainable 3D printed house

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A self-sufficient and eco-sustainable 3D printed house

On the occasion of the Italian Tech Week, WASP presented Itaca: a self-sufficient 3D printed house that uses the most innovative technologies of Space Economy to create a new eco-sustainable housing model.

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"Getting a place as harsh as the moon to be inhabited is hard to imagine, but science says it can be done. Why don't we apply the same technologies here on Earth, to get even the most extreme environments to be hospitable?

Massimo Moretti, founder of WASP

Itaca is an ecosystem that makes use of the technologies necessary to live in space in order to improve the quality of life in areas with scarce water, food and industrial fabric.

The project is designed to make a group of 4 people independent, making them able to live without electricity, water and gas connections.

Food, water and energy self-sufficiency in a 33 meters diameter

The project is based on the thesis that, on Earth, a space of 33 meters in diameter is sufficient to make up to 4 people independent.

Itaca represents a selection of technical solutions optimized to create a circular micro economy, while maintaining the environmental balance.

Itaca is a collective research and development model

The digitization of collective knowledge and digital manufacturing are the processes that guide the development of the project.

Itaca proposes itself as a collective research and development model, where all the solutions implemented are digitized and shared.

A 3D printed house with zero kilometer materials

The main structure of Itaca will be printed by Crane WASP using natural local materials.

The project consists in a 3D printed house developed with zero kilometer materials, in which digital manufacturing and knowledge provide us with food, energy and economic independence.

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"For us at WASP, Itaca represents a path towards food, water, energy and economic self-sufficiency. A proposal for a solution to the social, energy, climate, and mass migration crisis. For us, 3D printing and digitization are a response to the needs of humanity "

Massimo Moretti, founder of WASP

WASP has already purchased the land for the construction of Itaca

WASP believes in the project, and has already purchased a plot of land near Bologna, where it will build the first Itaca over the next year.

Itaca is a training project, an open-source laboratory in which everyone is invited to participate.

building plot for Itaca in Imola

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WASP at the Italian Tech Week 2022

WASP at the Italian Tech Week 2022

WASP is back from Italian Tech Week, the largest technology event in Italy organized by Riccardo Luna. On the stage of the Fucine, in the splendid setting of the OGR in Turin, Massimo Moretti presented Itaca, the new project by WASP to respond to the needs of humanity through digital manufacturing.

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On the occasion of the third edition of the exhibition, WASP participated both as a speaker and as an exhibitor, setting up a stand for Crane WASP, the architectural printer with which WASP has created some of its most renowned projects, including the very recent 3D printed exhibition for Triennale Milano.

Concurrently with the event, La Repubblica published an interview with Massimo Moretti, founder of WASP and speaker for the event.

Credits: photo  Daniele Solavaggione


3D printed art installation for Triennale Milano

A 3D printed exhibition for Triennale Milano

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A 3D printed exhibition for Triennale Milano

On the occasion of the 23rd International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, headed by Stefano Boeri, WASP and Space Caviar created an entirely 3D printed exhibition, using eco-sustainable materials of natural origin.

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3D printed art installation for Triennale Milano

The thematic exhibition Unknown Unknowns, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, addresses a series of themes including: gravity, seen as “the greatest designer”, an artisan that tirelessly shake the universe to which we belong.

Conceived by Space Caviar and produced by WASP, the exhibition design explores gravity’s ability to shape reality. The exhibition space is designed so that it converses with a hypothetical gravitational point positioned at the center of the museum’s Curva where the exhibition itself is located.

 

 

3D printing inside a museum

For the first time ever the exhibition design is completely produced inside the museum itself. For the occasion, WASP has created 32 different pieces in just 10 days.

This collaboration is a brilliant example of how WASP technology is declinable and multidisciplinary.

Un allestimento stampato in 3D da WASP per Triennale Milano - foto di DSL Studio

Crane WASP collaborative 3D printing system

For this project WASP used the architectural 3D printer Crane WASP, a collaborative 3D printing system.

For the needs of this specific setup, WASP transported and assembled Crane WASP within the museum and mixed the material near the printer on the first floor of the Triennale.

Following the values of reuse and sustainability, the staging for the thematic exhibition was realized using only organic materials, largely deriving from the food industry.

This mixture, designed by Ricehouse, was used for the first time by WASP to create a 3D printed wall with embedded stairs in collaboration with IAAC. This work can be considered a first significant step towards the realization of load-bearing earthen structures.

 

 

 

 

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A 3D printed exhibition for Triennale Milano by WASP - Crane WASP - 01

Exhibition: Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries
Inauguration: July 15 2022, the exhibition will be open until December 11 2022
Location: Triennale Milano

Credits: photo  © DSL Studio

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