WASP & Fabio Novembre together for SAMMONTANA

ICE-DREAM project: a WASP new collection in recycled plastic

WASP has created an excellence made in Italy: a 3D design printing process that uses Bio plastic, recycled and recyclable plastic. During the Design Week 2019 in Milan, Sammontana ice cream Italy industry created together with WASPand the architect and designer Fabio Novembre the first collection of sustainable objects printed in 3D, the ICE-DREAM project. It was possible to see the collection in Milan, at Lido Sammontana – Tortona Area,  into the Hotel Magna Pars. Now  it is traveling with the Jovanotti’s music tour into the major Italian beaches.

This forniture collection is imagined for the outdoor world like  the Italian-style bars and beach establishments, places full of the vibrant and positive energy of summer & holidays. A perfect place for a tasty ice-cream breaks that characterize the most pleasant moments of the summer’s day.

Seats, chairs and tables are printed in lively yellow and in the transparent version. They owe their shape to the concept of vortex, that of water or of an ice-cream cup: concentric rings that build geometries and lines and that suggest a continuous tension towards the future. This collection contain an idea of conceiving objects that must necessarily care about their environmental impact, today and tomorrow.

WASP used its 3D printing Service to develop “ICE-DREAM project” from the digital design to production using Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 printers. This is an intelligent and advanced machine connected to the network and with a remote access that can print big dimensions.

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Printing time: 10 hours
Layer resolution: 1mm
Material: Bio plastic

A cleaner world. WASP produces the Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 4.0 which is a printer that can create and generate new useful forms starting from plastic waste and new materials such as Bio plastic, recycled and recyclable plastic. Un mondo più pulito.

ICE DREAM is a collection of sustainable bioplastic objects in 3D printed with Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 4.0.
Designed by Fabio Novembre

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WASP & Arthur Mamou-Mani: CONIFERA project for COS

CONIFERA Project is an example of digital fabrication and innovation technology

The fashion brand COS together with the architect Arthur Mamou-Mani presented a large-scale 3D printed architectural installation: CONIFERA Project. It was created for the Milano Design Week 2019 from renewable bioplastic bricks and made by WASP thanks to a 3D printer Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0.

CONIFERA Project is really ambitious: Studio Arthur together with the Milan, Venice and Macerata’s WASP Hub created the largest 3D project in the world. This was possible thanks to a WASP Hubs network that created 700 pieces with the DELTA WASP 3MT Industrial 4.0. This new Industry 4.0 line could print big dimensions objects in short times, in this case using bioplastics and recycled plastics.

This is the first real concrete example of widespread manufacturing, a unique project that represents the WASP’s soul. A work realized together with the remote work of this network of digital manufacturing centers that use WASP technology, to create an incredible shared print, one of the largest in the world.

This project is an international work that really explains innovation, versatility, speed and precision of the WASP printers.

700 printed forms.

Single module printing time: 80 minutes
Material: PLA

Designadditive manufacturing are the keyword to create new form and realize new creation forms, to apply also to the industrial sector and not only to the digital craftsmanship.

Conifera project is a 3D printed installation created with Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 
using PLA Designed by Arthur Mamou-Mani

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Baby, 3D printed sculpture

The applications related to digital manufacturing are endless. If we combine the fact that the tools used are the Delta WASP 3MT Industrial, then 3D printers for large objects, the results are becoming more and more impressive.

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Digital sculpt
The artist Luca Tarlazzi, who has been a WASP collaborator for the comic "Viaggio a Shamballa" for a year, has always been linked to the world of sculpture. In recent years, with the development and improvement of software, his sculpture has become digital. In fact, Luca using ZBrush, a digital sculpture software, invests his time in the creation of sculptures. After that the process ends with the printing of the pieces. The limit so far was the size too small and the materials post-workable. Now with the Delta WASP 3MT Industrial, Luca manages to achieve his objectives, realizing digital statues in real scale, depositing thermoplastic materials starting from the pellets.

 

This is how the statue "Baby" was born, a young girl sitting with her eyes turned towards the sky. You do not know what you look at, what dreams, but surely it's something beautiful. A process, the one put in place by Tarlazzi, which fits exactly into the world of digital manufacturing, passing from the idea to the project on the pc, to the 3D printing. This was the development of the statue, which ended with a manual post-processing with stucco and paint to give the final touch. The statue was presented in Milan during the Technology Hub 2018 exhibition, sitting right above the one who gave it life, the Delta WASP 3MT Industrial.

Luca Tarlazzi's studio is now continuing with the use of the Delta WASP Clay line, which allows him an even closer approach to traditional techniques.

How do you make a large statue printed in 3D?
The statue was designed with a digital sculpture software: ZBrush.

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Errors can occur with software of this kind, like for example open edges. In these cases a very useful software is Mesh Mixer. To make the printing easier, the the same software has been used to divide the statue into several parts, and this have avoided the use of support-materials. So the bust, the legs the arms, being large elements, were printed with Delta WASP 3MT Industrial with Pellet extruder, which allows speed and stability. By replacing pellet extrude with Spitfire extruder in 10 minutes it is possible to switch from fast prints and very high layers printings, to more detailed and precise prints. Thanks to Spitfire on the Delta WASP 3MT Industrial the head, the hands and the feet were realized with a 1.2 mm diameter nozzle and a 0.5 mm layer height.

 

Assembly e stuccoing
The various parts were welded together with metal pins embedded in the plastic to allow stiffness and tightness. To make the entire surface of the piece homogeneous, an ad hoc stucco was used, easy to apply and excellent for hand-finishing. Finally the statue was painted with acrylic colors. With this approach it is possible to realize in a short time a statue of 2.2 meters in height.

"Baby" by Luca Tarlazzi

 


Trabeculae Pavilion 3d printed by Delta WASP

 Trabeculae Pavilion at Politecnico di Milano © Gabriele Seghizzi

A lightweight architecture completely 3D printed by a WASP printer farm

WASP announces the completion of Trabeculae Pavilion, a lightweight architecture completely 3D printed that fuses advancements in 3D printing with bio-inspired computational design.

The synergy of design, material and manufacturing technologies allowed the conceptualization of an innovative construction technique based on an additive process which builds architectural forms conceived with a load-responsive material organization.

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The fabrication process of the building components was based on four DeltaWASP 4070 and a DeltaWASP 60100, a WASP 3d printers farm installed in the laboratories of Department ABC of Politecnico di Milano, where parallel production processes have been run for a continuous production of 4352 hours in total.

The use of WASP Spitfire extruder was introduced for the first time to shape stiff components within a minimized amount of time.

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The prototype is the result of the doctoral research of Roberto Naboni who has designed and developed the pavilion at Politecnico di Milano, together with a team of specialists in experimental design and construction.

The project looks into 3D Printing for answers to the emerging problem of scarcity in material resources. The design is based on a computational process that finds inspiration in Nature, specifically in the materialization logics of the trabeculae, the internal cells that form the bone microstructure.

From this investigation, custom algorithms have been developed to support the creation of a cellular load-responsive structure with continuous variations in sizing, topology, orientation and section, in order to maximize material efficiency.

“The last decades have witnessed an exponential growth in the demandof raw materials due to the rapid urbanization and industrialization of emerging economies. This research looks at biological models andat the opportunities offered by the new additive production technologies in order to find sustainable solutions to the exploitation of materials. Our objective is to explore a new model of construction: advanced, efficient and sustainable” declare Roberto Naboni, Architect and currently Assistant Professor at University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

 Trabeculae Pavilion at Politecnico di Milano © Gabriele Seghizzi

The built pavilion is a load-responsive shell composed by 352 components covering a total area of 36 square meters, shaped additively by a 112 kilometers-long extrusion of a high-resistance biopolymer, specifically developed with industrial partner FILOALFA® to elevate Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) to construction purposes.

The innovative methods involved for the design allow for an efficient material distribution at multiple scales, which permits an extremely resistant and lightweight structure with a variable weight to area ratio of 6 to 10 kg/m2 - about ten times lighter than typical construction techniques with comparable mechanical performance.

Beyond its technical features, the pavilion is an outstanding expression of a tectonic system conceived with and for 3D Printing, which enables multiple high-res optimization logics with the precision of a tenth of a millimeter.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Address: Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano, Italy

Completion: July 2018

Area: 36 m²

Weight: 335 kg

Weight to Area Ratio: 9.3 kg/m²

Overall Dimensions: 7,5m x 6,0m x 3,6m

Extrusion length: 112 km

Combined Printing Hours: 4352

PROJECT CREDITS

Trabeculae Pavilion è un progetto di ricerca promosso da ACTLAB:   Prof. Roberto Naboni (University of Southern Denmark - SDU), Prof. Ingrid Paoletti (Politecnico di Milano)

Team di Ricerca, Design e Sviluppo: Roberto Naboni (Investigatore Principale e Leader di Progetto), Anja Kunić (Design Computazionale), Luca Breseghello (Design Computazionale)

Dottorato sviluppato presso il dipartimento ABC del Politecnico di Milano: Tutor Ingrid Paoletti, Relatore Enrico De Angelis

Fabbricazione e Costruzione: Mithun Kumar Thiyagarajan, Gabriele Seghizzi

In collaborazione con: Francesco Martelli (Analisi Strutturale) and ITKE - University of Stuttgart: Valentin Koslowski, Jan Knippers (Analisi Strutturale e Test Materiali)

Collaboratori: Verley Henry Côco Jr., Rahul Sehgal, Elena Kriklenko, Maia Zheliazkova, Hamed Abbasi, Francesco Pasi, Sibilla Ferroni

Partner Industriali: WASP (Stampanti 3D), FILOALFA® (Materiali Polimerici)

Supportato con il contributo di: SAPERLAB - Laboratorio Unico Dipartimento ABC (Politecnico di Milano), MADE Expo, RESEARCH FUNDS Ingrid Paoletti


Bikechair

3D printed postural sitting

The Eni Versalis project, in collaboration with WASP, highlights the possibilities that the large scale-3D printing offers.
For this project, materials optimized for pellet printing, thermoplastic material in grains supplied by Eni Versalis have been printed with the Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL.
A joint experimentation that gave birth to Bikechair, a postural sitting for passive gymnastics signed “Gurioli Design“, printed in ABS. The installation combines it to a table 3D printed in HDPE .
The use of these performing materials and the dedicated design confirm that 3D printing is  the digital manufacturing heart, as it’s able to  transform  a design project into a finished product in scale 1:1
During PLAST fair 2018 in Milan, the Bikechairs were presented in Eni stand.

Bikechair
Print time: 10 hours
Layer height: 1mm
Material: ABS

Design and additive manufacturing are the terms for new processing and new shapes. This is one of the concept about Maker Economy.

Bikechair is a postural sitting 3D printed
by Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 
with ABS pellet material
Designed by Giorgio Gurioli

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3d Lamps by WASP Hub Venice

A lamp series which tries to translate the limits and the potential of the fdm technology into a functional object, with a pleasant aesthetic and impossible to realize with other techniques. Grasshopper software has been used for the parametric generation of the geometry.

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The shaders have been formally defined to create a double surface, which prevents dazzling; the external pattern tries to overcome the traditional notion of ‘layer’, which is an unavoidable constant in the fdm printing process, creating unconventional paths which give the lamps an unexpected appearance and, according to the material, spread light in different ways.

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The parametric structure of the design allows an huge number of possible variations in dimension and proportion, keeping some fundamental rules unaltered, like the external texture and the modulation of the two surfaces, which open in a sort of “vegetal” way.

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Telescopic Lights Project by WASP Hub Mantova

TELESCOPIC LIGHTS PROJECT: Modular telescopic lamps, printable. In offset, inclination, section and length.  Variable.

Material: PLA/pet-G

T: componibile, variabile, adattabile

Stampante 3d: Delta WASP 2040, Delta WASP 4070, Delta WASP 3MT

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Inspiration:

The telescopic lamp, comes from a specific need, the lighting project of Sant'Agnese 10, a historical space protected by the Superintendent of Fine Arts in Mantua, transformed into a co-working space.

In this case it was not possible to install wall lamps because they were protected by architectural constraints, the only possible points were reinforc ement bars that cross the rooms.

The design comes from the need to study a solution that was adaptable to the space turned in formal terms, that was long enough and light to get to the work stations and that was aesthetically interesting and flexible. The blocks have been studied that on one side and the other allow the stability of the lamps that are constrained to the blocks but that allow 180 degrees of rotation around the vertical axis in order to allow an adjustment of the light point.

The idea therefore arises from specific needs combined with the simulation of natural structures such as the telescopic forms of nature so that it was possible to compose more or less pieces in different ways by changing the direction of the joint, following the formal key of the arch, being in this case the vaulted spaces.

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Technical details:

The basic section is a convex triangle, similar to a herald, which is shaped so that the final part of each piece is as large as the initial part of the next, in this way the pieces by friction structure a finite shape. The effectiveness of this system is that for the simplest forms it is possible to print offset, saving time and being able to produce interesting lengths and particular inclinations with the appropriate design.

The prints for each single "horn" lasted 5/6 hours depending on the definition of printing, with the Delta WASP 2040 3d printer.

The blocks instead of attacking the bars being practically full took 10 hours each.

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COCOON PROJECT by WASP Hub Mantova

COCOON PROJECT,  The lotus, a multisensory meditative cell.

Material: PLA

Type: modular

3d Printer: Delta WASP 3MT

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The project for a multisensory meditative cell takes inspiration from the lotus flower morphology and its strongly symbolic and parallel meaning applied in meditation and in Yoga practice.

The goal was to design a minimal, one-person solution that was small at the same time but capable of achieving a great state of internalization for those who want to use it. Can be used in open natural areas, in relaxation facilities, or in urban spaces, to find a point in which to rejoin the self, the project can be totally modified in dimensions, integrations and materials, so as to be able to adapt to individual needs .

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In natural areas such as parks, woods or reserves, it can be a shelter for a night, a small sheltered rest station or it could be part of a system of stations connected to each other like shelters spread in strategic points and easily traceable by GPS. urban, it can be a small break from the noise and the urban bustle, or, open, the cell can become a small space for picnics or to lie down in more people.

Technical details

In this module the petals are designed as movable independently of one another, fixed (by means of simple and printable joints together with the petal) to its basement segment. The base is formed by the interlocking of 6 wedges attached to the relative petals or can also be formed from a single piece printed and finished. the petals are designed to be closed from the inside by hooks. once closed in its entirety, an oculus 40 cm in diameter remains from which it is possible to see the sky. The oculus can be closed with a transparent material to shelter from the rain. The petals are printable, equipped with a flat part to attach a slope lower than 45 ° to the printing bed and in such a way as to be included in the 1mtX1mt space.

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The module can be placed on the ground or possibly hung by means of 3 tie rods attached to the base which leave the possibility of opening to all the petals.

The unit is designed to open completely thanks to a mechanical or manual system, with strategic openings for the user's view, ventilation and to minimize the feeling of claustrophobia, the project can be implemented with modules to increase the healing qualities, such as aromatherapy, music therapy and chromotherapy, or with technological modules, such as internet connection, or other features to be traceable and remotely located, such as GPS.

Each petal could be techno-equipped with solar panels or perforated for ventilation etc.

Once all the petals are closed, the form remembers the sea urchin, closed and safe. The external three-dimensional texture and the materiality of the material can vary from smooth to rough, it can be micro-perforated, bush-hammered, spinata, mirror-made, etc.

The dimensions of the finished element are 1.15 meters high for 1.50 meters of maximum dimensions. Variables.

The base of the modules to be grounded can also be printed in concrete to give greater strength and a solid platform.

The initial idea of the project is to be able to directly print the cell with biodegradable and environmentally sustainable plastics such as PLA, but thanks to the specific shape it is possible to use the various petals as formwork to form different materials, such as lightened materials, natural materials, foams organic etc.

It is also possible to finish the product with milled or laser-cut materials such as plexiglass, wood or metals.

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Parametric House by WASP Hub Venice

Fablab Venezia participated to the Shamballa dream offering its vision on the housing module. It is going to be an earth and straw house, to be divided in parts, parametric portions, to be printed with the Delta WASP 3MT 3d printer.

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The process idea is developed to give each future inhabitant the possibility to customize the shape of his house, starting from a given base, a sort of curve structure, to be then modified according to the needs.

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Through an interactive configurator everyone can choose the number of rooms, their dimension and the position of the openings; an algorithm manages the shape in real time, defining and dividing the shell in pieces with the right dimension, eventually creating the printing g-codes.

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Ceramic kiln optimized for the Clay Kit 2.0 by WASP Hub Madrid

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A custom kiln to fire 3D printed clay object, made using the Clay Kit 2.0 with LDM Wasp Extruder, the klin has the working area equal to the maximum printing area of Delta WASP 2040; the kiln was made to be  affordable and to allows people to use it also in their home, it's need just 2.8kW to run and a hig temperature firing results very cheap.

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Mamou-Mani Studio and WASP in Paris

A DeltaWASP 40 70 produces design-pieces

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Untill October 7th WASP and Mamou-Mani are hosts of AA [n + 1] - Architecture & Analysis transdisciplinary project, in Paris, an independent organization of curators promoting transdisciplinary events between art and architecture. Here, in the exhibition halls of rue de Cléry, London, the French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani based in London,  conducts digital manufacturing labs and produces design objects and pieces with a 3D printer, a DeltaWASP 40 70.

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During the Paris workshops, participants are printing decorative items such as lamps, chairs and stools using the DeltaWASP 40 70 and Grasshopper software for Rhinoceros3D and Silkworm, a free plugin to generate Gcode.

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Arthur was at our premises in Massa Lombarda, last February, and during his visit we spoke about Silkworm, the instrument used by the architect, to realize his creation from the dense network casing, that looks like spider-knitted. Silkworm, works on the extruder-route and movement.

In his London studio (that waks also as WASP HUB), Arthur Mamou-Mani mixes architecture and design and was prized and rewarded several tims for his originality and for his innovative vision,

One of his most recent and most spectacular project is the installation called “Tangential dreams”, built for the 2016 edition of the Burning Man festival, a 8 days festival which takes place every year, at Black Rock City, on the salty Black Rock Desert in Nevada (practically nowhere), during this festival every partecipant is free to arrange, organize and perform showrooms exhibitions and performances.

Architect and Maker

Made up of a crowdfunding campaign, "Tangential Dreams" is a sinuous tower created by a digital project and created with zero-cost materials, thin pieces of wood placed one over the other and following a rotation around a central axis. "The Beginning of Many Dreams", a work that everyone can interpret as he wants. "This project shows how an architect becomes a maker through digital manufacturing” - says Arthur. Connect your computer to the machine and make a virtual project real. The goal was to create an artistic project able to meet the requirements of the self radical expression  with  respect for the environment. "

New Fontiers for Architecture

In addition, Arthur and his team have also given shape,  by 3D printing , to all the furnishings of London's "FoodInk", the world's first restaurant that is entirely made up of 3D printed objects, to which WASP also contributed. "The physical world and the digital world are meeting - the architect concludes - today we can produce architecture as it has never been done before. We can create incredibly sophisticated buildings with cheap materials and intelligent connections, integrating cultural and natural forces into design with no man material  contribution".


Protagonist the DeltaWASP 20 40 with 3D ART Revolution to Expo 2017

Potenza Lab, commissioned by the Basilicata Region, presented innovative projects related to 3D printing at Expo 2017, in Astana (Kazakhstan).

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A DeltaWASP 20 40 traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan last August. The capital city of the state that works as connecting point between Europe and Asia,  harbours  Expo 2017, and  the one who has taken there our DELTA WASP 20 40 is 3D Power Revolution of Potenza, a 360-degree workshop on 3D printingand WASP partner.

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"We got the assignment for the layout of the pavilion dedicated to the Italian region in the Expo 2017,  from the Basilicata Region - says Sergio Lo Sardo of 3D ART Revolution. Basilicata was linked in particular to the promotion of Matera 2019, a city designated as the European Capital of Culture, so we  were invited to make a project on this subject. The Expo as well was dedicated to innovation, new technologies and energy saving, so the Region has thought of us as a lab of innovative processes."

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The DeltaWASP 20 40, the most manoeuvrable and easily transportable printer, began to produce, under the carefull visitors' eyes,  the skyline's miniature images of Matera stones together with any kind of objects – at the same time a backstage screen showed, images of daily work in the 3D ART Revolution lab.

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So much interest in 3D printing

"There was a lot of curiosity, because Kazakhstan with its autonomy , is now an evolving country, coming out from a marginal trade-position caused by the restricted Russian governement, that has kept the country far away from the new technology  for a long time, and is trying to recover the lost time and to  develop these possibilities in the best way. It is a country rich of raw materials but still lacking in advanced technological expertise, infact many businessmen came to visit us in order to understand how a 3D printer works. Moreover – Mr. Sardo continues - even our politicians have been satisfied. We can state we have been successful  in the Padiglione Italia: really a large quantity of people came just to see the 3D printer. We have transformed this curiosity into a series of meetings with the several businessmen . We wanted to understand which are their needs in order to develop innovative processes in the best way possible: it's not easy to create a business in a country like this, but it's a great challenge."

3D ART Revolution is a franchise brand that allows you to open a "modern" mini-factory with low investment; the goal is to create a widespread 3D printing service network across the country,  offering all the services coming from the 3D printing technology;  real mini 3D factories, small local factories and development centers for new projects close to citizens.


Au Gant Rouge, shop 3d printed display by WASP Hub Beirut

Au Gant Rouge, a renowned tableware shop in Beirut city; celebrates its 150th anniversary. The project is consisted of a window display, designed by a local designer called Gregory Gatserelia. The 3d printed display contained multiple elements, each placed in a separate frame on the store façade. The  consisted of an oval shaped bust used for lighting a uniquely designed plate, which is held by a fixed hand.

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The process to create such a showcase went as follows, first a hand was 3D scanned to generate the 3D model required, then after cleaning the 3D model, it was printed on the Delta WASP 4070 3D printer using PLA material. Additionally, the bust was drawn on rhino and then printed on the Delta WASP 3MT using pellets in order to have the ability to create a silicone mold and cast 42 other pieces using Gypsum. All the elements are later on assembled and placed in each frame of the store front display.

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One of the uniquely designed features for the window display is a face attached to a ceramic plate, which is 3D scanned and printed with very high resolution on the Delta WASP 4070 3d printer. Moreover, the face is attached to a hand carrying a cigarette using a plug-in mechanism that is designed within the prints. Finally, the hand and face are finished through sanding and sprayed with a golden color.


A large 3D printing center is created

It has been opened by WASP together with the network of Italian and foreign retailers to introduce the new machines and the new extrusion systems

Two days to inaugurate a large new WASP space, an event organized to show live the 3d printer artistic aspect and to inform which direction the 3D printer producer intends to follow. WASP has invited the network of its retailers, both Italian and foreign, to share innovations and development visions with those who accompany and support the project. In fact, Wasp thinks that the relationship among the people in the area is fundamental, an opportunity to collect questions and to reinforce the contact with the companies.

The demand drives the development direction

The new warehouse of nearly one thousand square meters, which is in via Castelletto 104 A / B in Massa Lombarda (Ravenna), was originally intended to host the production department of the 3D printing company, but as WASP founder, Massimo Moretti explained, ideas come while working and it's always the demand that drives development: "We started putting the machines here because we had to create a scenery for a show that will take place at the Opera House in Rome -  Moretti said -  the first theater stage 3D printed. Later on, and step by step, we realized that we like this place like this and what is taking shape is a large 3D printing center".

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Big 3D printing with DeltaWASP 3MT

New products and new dimensions

Research, innovation, development, study of new materials, launching new products, new dimensions. This is the group's direction and the real added value of WASP, which has hard worked for one year to renovating its products in order to meet the market requirements. During the meeting, the new extrusion systems were presented and illustrated: Spitfire System, Zen Dual Extruder. Also the new machines have been introduces : the speedest  DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2, the elegant industrital line with DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial  and finally the 3MT Industrial. These are innovations that required many technical insights and it was important to inform WASP's network of dealers about the choices made.

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The new 3D Printers line by WASP

Market requirements still uncovered

"Our job is to look at everything that can be done with these printers at the moment," said Moretti, recalling that "Research takes shape thanks to the understanding of potentialities by everybody. Each of us has contacts with someone who might be interested in particular applications where only 3D printers can be successful.  The customers very often anticipate our research, ie.: asking us to make a scenary for a theater, or a statue or the hull of an engine ... The good thing is that we are making machines that can respond to any market need - requirements never covered before".

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Spitfire Extrusion System

A space for everybody

These machines may have different ways-out and the new WASP space also wants to become an area where you can see what can be done, watch machines running, ask if a certain thing can be achieved. "This is actually a space for everyone. All people who wants to watch, touch with hands, can come here and receive answers to their questions", Massimo concluded.

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A large 3D printing center created by WASP

WASP at Vision 2017

Mathematically Unpredictable Shape

WASP presents "The Mathematically unpredictable Shape" at Vision 2017. This year we will be protagonists of the event that officially opens up the London Festival of Architecture, a highly anticipated event attended by well-known architects, European designers and their customers.


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Invited among the official partners of the London event, WASP will be there with 2 DeltaWASP 3MT making series of panels for indoor and outdoor wall coverings.

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The panels, as result of a no-stop production (continuous cycle products), are obtained through two different technologies: FDM, a layered deposition of bioplastic or recycled plastics, and LDM, deposition of fluid-dense materials such as ceramic, cement and geopolymers.

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Managed by software developed directly by the WASP team, the process of numerical deposition of the material is pushed to the limit of error in order to look for mathematically unpredictable shape.

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During “Vision” you will be able to experience live, visitors will interact directly with the panels realization, accompanied by our team in the technical path for construction of panels with interesting aesthetic results.

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Vision 2017 will take place at Olympia London on 6-7 June. Last year, the London event was visited by nearly 4,000 people, of whom 37% are architects. These are two days of exhibitions, conferences, innovation-inspired and architectural sustainability events with a special focus on new materials and new techniques.

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WASP AT TECHNOLOGY HUB

Industrial Quality 4.0, big size printing doubled speed, Spitfire extrusion System

WASP is introducing the industrial line of 3D printers at Technology Hub in Milan. Many are the latest products: 1000 x 1000 mm high resolution printer, Delta Turbo2 with double Kinematics power thanks to a new 32bit industrial board, compatible to industrial wi fi 4.0 connection, new machines compatible with warm room and with an internal ventilation system, air filtering, full metal setting extruder or high ease of movement, self stabilizing double-extruder.

The right extruder for any need: SPITFIRE SYSTEM

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Spitfire takes its name from the famous Second World War airplane. It's an innovative system, that throught several configurations, allows to reply to the several printing needs.  It's a guarantee of high quality and sturdy printed pieces, it can be heated up to a 350°C temperature and according to the several needs it can be assembled in 3 different sizes: 0,4; 0,7; 1,2 mm. All the exchange or configuration operations are safe and quick thanks to the Spitfire System. It can print Pla, Petg, Flex, Abs, Pa, HiPs, Asa, Carbon, Plexiglass, Burdened materials, Polypropylene.

The new extruder in the variants Spitfire Black and Spitfire Red can be adjusted on the whole 3D-printers DeltaWASP line.

The Double extruder: ZEN EXTRUDER

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Led by the new generation boards, the double extruder can be attributed to materials with different melting temperature or different drop diameters.

Speed and size

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DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial

Printing big size requires high speed printing in addition to reliable high power extrusion systems. WASP has faced these topics re-planning the machines and the printers electronics. At Technology Hub WASP is introducing the new DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial with a configuration, which can double the speed of a traditional 40 70 and with mechanics suitable for warm room working.

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The DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2 has improved led by the turbo2 double power motor.

This is just a preview of how WASP is “getting up its sleeve”.  For more detaild information please visit our stand from 20th to 22nd April (Fieramilanocity, Pad. MiCO/Stand G22).

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Configurable extruders with Spitfire System

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Spitfire System

Configurable and fast extruders by WASP

Extractable cartridge
with a simple turn of screw

The idea behind the new Spitfire System is to simply extract and replace a cartridge (consisting of nozzle, barrel and coupler) with a simple spin of screw, depending on the different printing needs and on the materials you want to print.

The New Spitfire System

The innovative WASP Spitfire System leads to a whole new generation of extruders: the modular architecture allows to mount a specific cartridge and nozzle for what’s your need. Decide what you want to print, we give you the right extruder.
Spitfire takes its name from the famous Second World War airplane. It’s an innovative system, that throught several configurations, allows to reply to the several printing needs.
It’s a guarantee of high quality and sturdy printed pieces, it can be heated up to a 350°C temperature and according to the several needs it can be assembled in 3 different sizes: 0,4; 0,7; 1,2 mm. All the exchange or configuration operations are safe and quick thanks to the Spitfire System.

The cartridge (consisting of nozzle, barrel and coupler) is the heart of the Spitfire System and gives the new WASP extrusion system maximum modularity and versatility. From now on, the extruder can be configurable, depending on the different printing needs.

Two different steel cartridges: Spitfire Core LT (cartridge with teflon) for low temperature prints, Spitfire Core HT  (cartridge without teflon) for high temperature prints. To gain long lasting extruders and minimize frictions.

0.4 / 0.7 / 1.2 mm, three nozzle sizes on the same extruder each for a specific need.

Decide what you want to print, we give you the right extruder

Spitfire Extruder with Spitfire Core LT (cartridge with teflon) indicated for PLA; PETG and FLEX. Spitfire Extruder with Spitfire Core HT (cartridge without teflon) suggested for ABS; PA; PC; HIPS; PA+C; ASA; PMMA and PP.

Spitfire Red

Spitfire Red Extruder is standard on: DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2, DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial.

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Spitfire Black

Version standard on : DeltaWASP 20 40, DeltaWASP 40 70 and Delta WASP 60 100It can be used on existing models: DeltaWASP 20 40, DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo, Delta WASP 40 70 and Delta WASP 60 100.

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SPITFIRE : push the limits of 3d printing !


Essential and Clean, ZEN Extruder, Double Extruder by WASP

ZEN EXTRUDER

The fast and clean dual extruder

ZEN Extruder is the solution for a faster and accurate double extrusion 3D print. Featuring the configurable Spitfire system and a totally mechanical basculating switch it just condenses all the best of WASP technology.

ZEN EXTRUDER, all the features of the new double extruder by WASP

MECHANICS - MOTOR FREE

The exchange system between an extruder and the other is mechanically performed without the need for additional servomechanisms through a variable height tilting solution for a faster and more reliable printing.

STOP AND CLEAN FLAPS

The innovative anti-drip flap, when the second extruder is activated, immediately cleans the nozzle that is deactivated without requiring the whole extrusion system to move to the perimeter of the print surface at each extruder change, to allow the dripping of molten material inside the just used nozzle. This innovative solution allows significant time savings during the whole printing process.

SPITFIRE SYSTEM

Each of the two extruders implements the new configurable Spitfire system, giving you the possibilty to set your cartridge and nozzle at the best for every material.

TWO DIFFERENT NOZZLE

Mount different nozzles to print with different resolutions at the same time.

TWO DIFFERENT CARTRIDGES

The two different cartridges allow to print different materials with different temperatures at the same time.

COMPATIBLE PRINTERS

ZEN extruder is compatible with DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial and DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2.

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Led by the new generation boards, ZEN Double Extruder can be attributed to materials with different melting temperature or different drop diameters. ZEN Extruder can be adjusted on DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2  and DeltaWASP40 70 Industrial.

MOTOR FREE MECHANICS: the switching system is designed totally mechanical to be fasterand more reliable

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ZEN EXTRUDER, dual extruder with Spytfire System

Decide what you want to print, we give you the right extruder

ZEN Extruder with ZEN Core LT (cartridge with teflon) prints Pla, Petg e Flex* (* adviced nozzle Ø > 0.7 mm). ZEN Extruder with ZEN Core HT (cartridge without teflon) prints Abs, Pa, HiPs, Asa, Carbonio, Plexiglass, loaded Materials, Polypropylene.

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Zen Extruder

You can place ZEN Extruder on: DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2, DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial.  Zen Extruder is available on our shop in standard configuration with Two 0.4 mm Steel Nozzles and Two ZEN Core LT: steel extractable cartridges with teflon, for low temperature prints.




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New paths for Industrial 3D printer

WASP draws the Italian way for 4.0 industry at Mecspe

From 23rd to 25th March WASP latest products will be introduced at Mecspe 2017 in Parma. MECSPE is the manufacturing industry reference Exhibition giving a  panning shot on the materials, on the machines and innovative technologies. Wasp has chosen this opportunity to introduce 5 latest products.

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The new DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2

This is a revised and improved version of the standard DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo, a more and more accurated and reliable 3D printer. With a new  integrated 32bit board of industrial  technology. It is presented with a supply system which can support 2 high power extruders. The new DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2 introduces a new carriage-sliding system improved in speed and accuracy. The room has been better insulated to reach temperature suitable  with the printing of technical materials – furthermore it has a cool system for the engines and the boards  and a kinematics for high temperature. It's introduced with the second optional extruder.

New line 3D Industrial printers 

DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial

The standard model has been revised, its is fully realized in metal, with a heated room  at forced ventilation , insulated by the outside from temperature and noise. The new DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial It has been provided with new integrated system and new mechanics able to work in warm room. It allows the printing of technical materials printable only in warm room.

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DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial

It's the industrial interpretation of the DeltaWASP 3MT, with an acoustic and thermal insulated room. Its metallic body is completely closed in order to avoid any vibration during the printing process. The new DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial reaches high quality outward printings equivalent to those of little size printers but with a printing area  risen to the cube. A pellet extruder can be adjusted on this machine to print big size products with nozzles of even 3 mm diam. On the other hand you can use also filaments with  extruders of 0,4; 0,7; 1,2mm diameter.

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New Extruders

For the filament printing WASP introduces two new extruders at Mecspe.

Spitfire, able to lay up to 30m wire per hour. A very accurated extruder to print from little to big products very quickly.

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Zen Extruder, a double extruder essential for the multi materials printing, equipped with a cleaning system and a nozzle-variable-hight-system, controlled directly by the machine movement.

WASP is waiting for you at Pad.6 Stand K032, in Parma Fair, from 9:00 to 17:30 and on Saturday from 9,00 to 17:00.


Experimental 3D printing architecture

Trabeculae Pavilion at Made Expo 2017

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Politecnico di Milano presents a preview of Trabeculae Pavilion at Made Expo 2017, an experimental architecture which fuses 3D Printing with biomimetic research. From the 8th until the 11th of March, within the BSmart! area, in Pavilion 10 of Fiera Milano-Rho, will be introduced an innovative prototype of lightweight architecture which demonstrates the revolutionary potential of computational design and 3D printing for constructions. The project is the synthesis of a research concentrated on the use of Additive Manufacturing to provide novel solutions to the emergent necessity for a reduction in the exploitation of material resources.

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New additive manufacturing techniques

The pavilion is a full-scale demonstrator entirely 3D printed with a high-resistance biopolymer developed together with industrial partner Filoalfa, in order to elevate Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) to construction purposes. The fabrication process of the building components is based on a printing farm of WASP Delta printers (DeltaWASP 40 70 e DeltaWASP 60 100), capable of delivering high accuracy within a continuous production process. The use of the new SPITFIRE extruder  is introduced to shape stiff components within a minimized amount of time. The synergy of design, material and manufacturing technologies allowed the conceptualization of an innovative construction technique based on an additive process which builds architectural forms conceived with a load-responsive material organization.

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The pavilion is fabricated by ACTLAB - Politecnico di Milano with a production center based on a printer farm of WASP delta robots

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The building components are printed with the new SPITFIRE extruder and realized with a high-performance biopolymer developed with Filoalfa

Advanced and efficient architecture

“The last decades have witnessed an exponential growth in the demand of raw materials due to the rapid industrialization of emerging economies and the high consumption of materials. This research looks at biological models and the opportunities offered by the new additive production technologies in order to find sustainable solutions to the exploitation of materials. Our objective is to explore a new type of non-standard architecture: advanced, efficient and sustainable,” declare Roberto Naboni, architect and researcher at Politecnico di Milano, and Ingrid Paoletti, Associate Professor in Building Technology at Politecnico di Milano. “We looked into Nature to understand how lightweight and resistant structures work with a minimized material use. Studying the internal bone microstructure, we have created algorithms which allow us to generate three dimensional cellular structures, varying in topology and sizing, with the precision of a tenth of millimeter”

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The cellular structure of the pavilion varies in porosity, orientation and topology to enhance its mechanical behaviour, Following the role model of the internal bone microstructure.

Component generated live at Made Expo

At Made Expo 2017 will be presented the interdisciplinary research process which involved the fields of computational design, biomimetics, advanced manufacturing and material engineering. A full-scale prototype of lightweight skin system will be exhibited accompanied by a production centre with 3D printers generating live the components of the Trabeculae Pavilion, which will be subsequently completed and exposed at Politecnico di Milano.

Info: Roberto Naboni

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3D printed houses for a renewed balance between environment and technology

WASP introduces a new -house- idea, a 3d printed house totally realised trhough digital fabrication. It's the EREMO project: a new adventure where  unexplored projet and executive fields  melt in the  WASP technology.

WASP's aim has always been to work at the society-service, ie: looking for eco-friendly solutions to the human primary needs, optimizing the environmental, energetic, technological or human available resources. WASP has been testing materials and updated technologies for several months in order to set up a new living system, starting from  the 3D printing.

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Thanks to the gathered experience, with the 3d printer BigDeltaWASP 12m experimentation, in continuos improvement, Eremo has been created, a versatile and consistent model of refuge with an environmental impact near zero thanks to the use of local materials and of machinary of speed prototyping or at numerical control. With the help of the  engineering and of the virtual construction, nowadays it's possible to optimize the area-resources efficiency and spare on the production costs.

The research of a bond between technology and behaviour has brought to this “architectural archetype”, result of a multidisciplinary investigation project, around which several fields converge and turn: renewable energies, furniture design, Hydroponic ressearch, vertical garden plantations. All these fields make progress in parallel, to converge in a house model based on self-production, reproducibility and scalability basis.

Eremo is a model of  “inactive” architecture, because is able  to sutisfy most of the energetic needs throght inactive  apparatus, able to produce energy instead of using it. A house model that sets man free from debt and that does not pollute. This architectural model, being built  with natural materials taken from the origin area and  that can be  used again or ricyclable at its life-end,  is  wasteless.

MIXED BUILDING TECNIQUE

The Engineering process and the digital fabrication allow to predict, during the design phase, multiple variables regarding the internal and the external structure of the building. It is possible to:

  1. operate on the thermic or acoustic insulation of the walls;
  2. provide previously a location where to put the plant design (for example electric cables) inside the walls;
  3. know in advance where to locate an eventual internal wood structure ;
  4. plan a self-standing and earthquake proof configuration.
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3d printer extruder for houses

The experimentation process regarding the composition of the material is a fundamental step for a good result. To realize the walls an LDM technology has been used, with a mixture of simple materials: dirt, water and straw.

COB houses have an high thermal inertia, a good endurance burning and are antiseismic. When sand and lime are added, the walls are more breathable and they keep a completely natural composition.

PROPERTY OF MATERIALS

Dirt

It has a very good thermal inertia which garantees in summer cool space and hot one in winter.

It works like an heat accumulator: it gets warm and cold slowly, therefore it makes a phase displacement of 12 hours up, between the internal and the external walls (it changes in relation to temperature, climatic areas and thickness of the wall). Dirt is a very good acoustic insulating material (a wall of 14,3 cm plastered with clay, allows an insonorization of 43 dB).

It has a very good resistance to fire , since in case of blaze it is subjected to the firing process. Good resistance to earthquakes, too. Furthermore, dirt regulates the humidity in the air since it absorbs the water in the air to release it when the weather is dry; in this way it keeps the percentage of humidity stable during night and day and in the different seasons.

Since this material is really breathable, it allows the transfer of the water vapour from the inside to the outside, avoiding the mould growth. It absorbs harmful substances, smells and smoke, purifying the air with a completely natural process.

Straw

Very good thermal insulating and noise-absorbing material. If mixed with other breathable materials like dirt and lime, this property is facilitated, so it prevents the mould growth and the persistence of the humidity inside the walls.

Straw makes dirt lighter, thus it improves the resistance to earthquake and it makes the structure more flexible, allowing the vibrations to be absorbed, reducing structural failures.

Lime and sand

These inert materials give dimensional stability to dirt, reducing the shrinking of the material during the exsiccation. Moreover, they have the function of making the mixture more uniform. They contribute to regulate the humidity of the air.

In particular, thanks to lime it is possible to have a chemical process called carbonation: the wet and slacked lime (hydrated calcium Ca(OH)2), drying releases water and absorbs carbon dioxide(CO2) from the air, changing its structure in calcium carbonate. Lime, through carbonation, becomes a mineral comparable to stone before the firing process.


A DeltaWASP 20 40 in Damasco: the second phase of Click4all in Siria

The work of Asphi foundation (from Bologna) at the ZAM Center in Damascus, continues. With the arrival of DeltaWASP in 2017, a new creative possibility-world opens for the disabled children and their parents.

A DeltaWASP 20 40 is going to Damascus, in Syria, to ZAM, the rehabilitation center supporting Syrian disabled children. With the starting of the new year, the second part of the Asphi Foundation project takes place, a project run with the cooperation of Roman Armadilla, and Unicef, in the areas affected by war.

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Thanks to the Click4all kit, which we have already talked about in our blog (more>>), little patients with several disabilities, both physical and cognitive, have successfully used computers, played listened to music, and drawn. It’s a cheap virtual Kit, that allows people to compensate disability,   with aids realized with cheap materials like modeling clay, aluminium foil or even fruit, playing with shapes and colors: a pear can easily become a funny mouse easy to use.

 

New technologies and many wishes: these the results of the first step of the project

One of the problems that a war area, like Syria, is forced to face, is the experts missing: specialized staff like teachers, healthcare assistants, supporting staff, physiotherapists, etc. don’t exist in these areas. This is why Asphi works directly with children's parents and with volunteers from ZAM center, who devote to improve children's  life.

The results are surprising: “We were amazed by the first project result” Luca Enei, Asphi’s technical responsible, tells. “we have personally experienced that when the need is strong, people roll up their sleeves: a under bombs mother, who has never seen a computer, has already learned everything after three months. Each expectation has been overcome and now with the introduction of 3D printer, we expect big developments and news.” Now we have performed with this kit only in Syria and in some Italian rehabilitating centers,  but in the coming year  the project is a start up, a work in progress. “we work with the same aim of WASP: to realize easy, low cost and customized supports or let everybody use new technologies. The actual commercial products are standard ones, not so easy to be adjusted:  we are working on customizing because we think that this is the right direction to take”.

From Project ton 3Dprinting: new boundaries for ZAM children

If the first step of this project was oriented to software use, with the second step we face the hardware-world. The challenge is to give parents all necessary knowledge to use a DeltaWASP 20 40, and we bet the passion won’t miss.

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Four Operators have already learned to use it in the last months in Lebanon, Beirut because due to security reasons, it’s not possible to guarantee a stable permanence on Syrian territory, so the training takes place at distance and continues through skype-meeting. Now the printer goes to Damascus’ mothers. It will be possible to build simple and important educational objects, games, and supports realized with poor materials (handles or grips to hold pens, brushes, or forks).

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“A new World opens from an educational point of view, Enei continues-. Let’s think to blind men: braille writing connected to particular objects, tactile supports reproducing commands. The field is very wide: it’s now time of creativity. We are curious to know how this journey is going on”.


From technology to nature: 3D printed hive

Asya Ilgun, graduated at the Copenhagen Architecture School, has realized a 3D printed Hive using a DeltaWASP 40 70. A complex but efficient structure, a way to get closer to nature and to promote the animal integration in urban contexts.

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Nature gives shape to complex structures, to perfect and wonderful mechanisms. Let’s think of the beehive, one of the most advanced architecture examples, formed by hexagonal honeycombs, the most advantageous geometrical shape, inhabited by a very well organized society, where, each member has its own role. Asya Ilgun, a student graduated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Architecture in Copenhagen, has watched the hive, has studied its structure and has reproduced it with a DeltaWASP 40 70.

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Moving the architecture borders…

“My idea was born from a consideration about the architecture borders and from the desire to overcome a distinction between architecture and natural systems which still endures”, she explains. “The architectural design evolution is strictly linked to the technology of a fixed period, and nowadays 3D printing, allows us to face the challenge of this project, and connects the realization of 3D structures to the self construction idea, done by social insects (the honeybees)”.

It’s no accident that WASP inspires to a similar insect: the wasp, an animal which bases its existence on the self-construction, in fact it makes its dwelling with what it has, the natural material it finds in the surroundings.

…bringing nature in the city

Asya concentrates in particular on the inter-connection between nature and urban dwellings,  supposing the realization of 3D artificial structures for animals, allowing the cohabitation between insects and human beings, for a better residential context in the city too.” The exploitation of new urban locations could cause changes and damages to the ecological system, including the possibility of some spices extinction: the choice of inhabitants from nature in urban surroundings, is done to rescue the hybrid origin of the town settlement.

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In particular the bees introduction, involves several advantages: let’s think that 85% of vegetation exists thanks to bees’ pollination. A more genuine space where the local product concept assumes a different meaning. 3D printing moves in this direction giving the possibility to reproduce accurately very complex structures like the “honeycomb”.

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3D hive put to the test

The Asya’s hive realized  with a Delta WASP 40 70, reproduces a natural hive complex structure; full of pillars and bays, built with a porous but resistant material, perfectly suits with insect cohabitation: in May, a 8 months old family (formed by about 500 bees), has been successfully introduced in the artificial hive.

 Asya has learnt a lot from the local beekeepers, who allowed her to look carefully to the traditional hive structure but she will be awarded by the final result. Her job is still a work in progress and new experiments will let her improve this project that connects nature with technology.


The 3D printer for the future kitchen

A new Gluten Free Corner  project  is born from the cooperation between Wasp and Zeroinpiù : 3D printing is used to create a food for people with celiac disease.

Till now it was not possible to prepare gluten free food in the same kitchen used to prepare  normal food– because the risk of contamination using the same spaces, the same electrical appliances, the same tools is very high. This problem has made difficult  to integrate the gluten free foods preparation inside a traditional restaurant kitchen.

Wasp’s idea  is simple: to create dedicated technological spaces, studied on purpose to answer to celiac kitchen needs to be integrated with the traditional  restaurant kitchens  in any part of the world, simply using a 3D DeltaWASP 20 40 printer dedicated to the celiac food preparation.

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The proposal is the “Gluten Free Corner”, a printing system integrated with pastries and a receipt book from the Chef Francesco Favorito.

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Skilled patissier who has inherited his parents’ profession, bakery and patisserie professor, he has specialized in the preparation of pastries  for people suffering with any food-intolerance, with a special focus on foods for celiac people. From his ten-years experience he established Zeroinpiù, a flour and mixture line, specially selected for his receipts.

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Thanks to this cooperation a kit with tools and the necessary know-how on delicious courses preparation, will be supplied.

In a little space, all the necessary instruments for a gluten free kitchen.

A high social value-project, able  to offer, in due course,  a high kitchen service for a more and more spread disease in our society. Wasp, thanks  to the virtual fabrication techniques, gives a high-tech answer to support the collective safe and fair restaurant access, giving everybody the possibility to taste healthy and savory foods in public spaces.

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With the ”Gluten Free Corner” it will be possible to 3Dprint food in specific calorie portions, selecting foods so that they can suit any customized diet and any daily single nutritional need without food waste  nor during the preparation process.

The 3d printing  in food application too, allows a new interpretation of the nutrition subject, giving to patisserie the possibility to become a trial field where it will be possible to create new shapes and foods otherwise impossible in the traditional kitchen.

Where  to find us

Sigep2017

The  Gluten Free Corner will be introduced during the  XXXVIII  Sigep edition, an exibition dedicated to professional operators in the artisan patisserie, bakery and  ice cream field combined to the coffee world.

You will find us at Pad. C2 – Stand 035 from 21st to 25th January 2017.


3D printed clay natural refrigerator (Botijo)

Natural refrigerator (Botijo) is a project by Gianluca Pugliese, a maker that has collaborated with WASP for many years. To print the botijo he used a DeltaWASP 20 40 with Clay Kit - LDM WASP Extruder.

Botijo (Spanish name) is a traditional "bottle" to preserve cold water.

History

Botijo was invented in 1611 in wikipedia you can read a lille bit of history  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botijo.

Design

Gianluca studied the shape to obtain the same efficiency, but with a little bit of design, and because the goal is to print it with a 3D printer, He had to calculate the right hoverhang.

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Gianluca tried many shapes including a lowpoly and thin shell. You can download the STL file here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1821124.

Material

The traditional one is made in red clay, to print Gianluca tried Paperclay that is a composite with cellulose, paper and clay. When you fire the piece, the paper will gone and the piece results well porous. Cellulose helps during the printing to obtain printing with big hoverhang.

Print

To print the botijo he used a DeltaWASP 20 40 with Clay Kit - LDM WASP Extruder, using a 2mm nozzle with a 0.6 layer height. He had a really good result.

Firing

Like all kinds of Clay you have to fire the piece, in this case paperclay needs a 1250 degree oven, in a ceramic shop you can choose what kind of temperature you needs in base of your clay.

SEE THE PROJECT ON THE WEBSITE OF INSTRUCTABLES >>


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3D Printing has an answer to scoliosis

3D Printing has an answer to scoliosis

 

You can find all the material on the research of 3D printing in the medical field in the section of our site WASPmed.


WASPmed and IOR, Technology and innovation in the medical field

WASPmedical group meets the researchers of the  Orthopedic  Institute Rizzoli  in Bologna. To make the point on the  development  of the projects linked to the introduction in the medical field of the 3D printing  and on the introduction of the new training course: “Tecnico per la fabbricazione digitale biomedicale”.Technician  in  virtual biomedical fabbrication.

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WASPmedical, a working team which assemble researchers ans professionists in the medical field ,  with the purpose to offer  tailored solutions able to improve the doctors job and the patient wellness, met on Friday 25th November 2016  IOR 's (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli di Bologna excellence center in the orthopedics and traumatology fields)  technicians and researchers. IOR has been dealing with 3D printers applied to medical field for several years. During the event,  WASPmed team has introduced the partners, the projects and the latest developments in the 3D printing applied to medical field and a new training course.

Technician  in the virtual bio-medical fabbrication

As explained by Massimo Moretti, WASP's CEO, the society is going to introduce a training course  “Tecnico per la fabbricazione digitale biomedicale”. Its purpose is to train a professional person able to realise medical support-parts 3Dprinted with the help of digital acquisition instruments, dedicated softwares and 3D printing machines. A professional figure  expected to find  several application fields in a near future, as 3D printing is getting an irreplaceable role  in medical field due to its innovations and advangages for the patient but for the  medical staff too.   The possible realization fields go from the educational performaces or preparatory study of the  muscle tissue, of the bone or dental apparatus, to the construction of customized supports for scoliosis and lordosis theraphy; for surgeon guides and to make some surgeon intervention easier , from not planted estetical and functional prothesis to the construction of customized surgeon instruments.

Prothesis, corsets and insoles: the WASPmed group successes

One of the first  to use a WASP printer, getting a big improvement in the scoliosis therapy compared to the traditional methods, was doctor Lelio Leoncini, phisician director of the Medical Center Sanatrix of Rionero in Vulture, who showed to the Rizzoli staff more confortable and accurated  corsets, tutors and insoles  compared to the traditional supports, specially if compared to the classical plaster casts, little practical and not easy to be realised.

Among the team WASPmed-results promoted during the event at IOR, the extraordinary prothesis realised by Marco Avaro, director and prothesis-technician at the Orthopedic Laboratory Del Bene Fabio in Trieste, are  noteworthy. In fact he has been realizing replacement appendages using DeltaWASP for several years, helping  paralized athletes, victims of antipersonnel mines and fire arms: supports in light and resistant materials that have allowed to amputated people to start walking running and even surfing again.

Innovation in the material study

In the WASPmedical application it 's of foundamental importance the study of the materials and of the filaments with the aim to obtain more and more resistant and flexible objects at reasonable prices.  Dario Pizzigoni from TreeD Filaments, works in the polymers field: He is the “plastic” expert. He explains “We work a lot with composite materials made up of several polymers or by one polymer united to a different element, like carbon for example. An advantage in the use of these  materials is the biodegradability . This is a widly expanding field , we are at the beginning of our research : there are still a lot of new polymers to test.”

Interdisciplinary perspective  and technology: medical future

In addition to the single and specific technological developments, central element in the 3d printing medical application is the interdisciplinary perspective, the twine of different “expertises”, skills belonging to different fields, from design to projecting from engineering to medicine up to competences in legal field. A shered vision carried on by the IOR research-team, whose coordinator is the engineer  Alberto Leardini, chief of the Institute Analysis Laboratory, who works with the aim to realize tailored prosthesises. “We cannot think to take care of just a single field – the two engineers  Leardini and Leonardo Vivarelli, from Prometeo Laboratory - explain – The medicine future is in the inter-connection of different skills with the foundamental help of technology, in the direction of the development of more and more customized equipments and instruments”. And this is the direction followed by all WASPmed team.

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3D Printing to the Design service

Livyng Ecodesign melts creativity and technology with WASP printers.

Thanks to WASP, it's possible to re-interpret tradition and the hand-crafted know-how with technological and  advanced systems. Livyng Ecodesign is a new company from FAENZA, born in 2015, that produces  lighting, bookcases, furniture parts and objects with a highly recognisable style.  Love for Nature  and the passion for the design have guided and motivated the idea of this young and dynamic brand.

The new CERAMIC COLLECTION, first introduced at Argillà Italia 2016, is a perfect mix of tradition and  contemporary elements , the result of  a design research applied  to the  3Dprinting world with the  use of ceramic materials, like porcelain and gres. A challange that our DeltaWASP 20 40 with its clay kit deserves.

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This experimentation starting point  is the idea to create shapes impossible to be manually realised  and with “traditional” shaping methods like the draining and the lathe moulding.   Complex shapes full of undersquares which look  pleasant and involving at the same time.

This is the essential requirement for the lighting series  «139» and «153» and of the little flat plant vases of the  «46» series. The names given to the products correspond to the number of layers needed to realise the object. The layers overlapping is in fact the distinctive element of this producing process and which characterises its look.

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In particular in the lampshades, the open-weave resulting from the layer-overlapping and the consequent drying of the porcelain, creates a magic effect thanks to the light which passes throught the  translucent material and the random little holes of the  resulting object.

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Livyng Ecodesign shares with  WASP the care for  the environmental awareness.  They get inspired by   Nature , and  adapt their projects with a flexible choise of the materials; setting their interest not only to the customer needs but also to the surrounding habitat. In this way the resulting product has a high esthetic , social and eco-friendly value.

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Technology and Design to give shape to the light

The LEDbyLED creations with DeltaWASP 20 40. Is it possible to give shape to the light? The question sounds as ambiguous, but the answer will surprise you…

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The light is heat, light is expression of life. From these assumptions LEDbyLED enlightening design, through the use of highly performing 3d printers DeltaWASP 20 40, is able to “shape the light” giving a touch of innovation and striking design to all environments of daily life.


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LEDbyLED is a Italian artisan company specialized in the production of design lamps with LED technology and 3D printing. The creation of the design lamps is the result of a symbiosis between LED lightning technology, 3D printing of the lighting elements, and a careful choice of the design of the lighting and decorative  elements strictly eco-friendly.

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The result is modern lamp, personalized, with attention paid to the smallest details and with a high energy efficiency rate.


How is this possible?

It all begins from a project 2D/3D that aims to meet and define the taste of the people and environments which will host the lamps. Next comes production, where lighting elements are printed; 3D printers DeltaWASP 20 40 perform this task admirably, by going to shape the elements with millimeter accuracy.

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The material used for these specific creations is PLA, a natural bioplastic, easily disposable and with an excellent transparency, which is perfectly suitable for use as casing for the lamps. The PLA in fact is completely biodegradable and compostable, so that the entire life cycle of the lamps can be defined as sustainable.


When precision is all

In LEDbyLED lab, the 3D printers DeltaWASP work “like a charm” allowing the company to produce flawless products, with very accurate details, and efficient in all aspects.

With WASP printers is possible to shape the light, giving it a shape that unites it to the environments of our daily life. LEDbyLED proposes the best products created by craftsmanship and by innovative technologies in lighting and productive design.

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What is your lighting concept?

Each person has a special and exclusive relationship with their own home, with their work environment or relaxing. For this reason LEDbyLED enlightening design shall provide its own PROJECT DEPARTEMENT which will provide for development and realization of your idea of enlightenment, proposing a project from scratch or developing it according to your furnishing requirements.

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“So we shape the light, and we let the light to guide us through the process, step by step: Step by Step, Led by Led”

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3DiTALY and WASP reward the young design-talents

The  contest “Una seduta per 3DiTALY” , promoted by 3DiTALY Pescara in collaboration with WASP,  ended with the victory of  Vincenzo Fantini -  The joined projects were more than one hundred, seven were the  finalists who attended  the 3D printing- intensive laboratory  performed with  DeltaWASP 3MT.

“Mould” is the name of a resistant, elegant, flexible and ergonomic chair, realised just in one single  PLA block by Vincenzo Fantini, young winner of the contest “A seat for 3DiTALY". Thanks to his creation, Vincenzo has won a 3D DeltaWASP 20 40 printer, with whom he will be able to shape his future projects.


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A call for a new design concept

Aim of the contest for dreamers and designers, was the projecting of a seat to be entirely 3D printed – or realized with 3d printed parts to be assembled the one with the other or with other material parts,  to form a chair;   an easily printable shape chair but above all  functional, intelligent, usable:   the purpose, shared by WASP,  is to promote new technology-use in the standard projecting process to obtain, independently, original objects which can be integrated in every day life.

It's a big change: thanks to 3Dprinting, you can create by your own – your personal furniture, you can think and bring forth to new, more effective and sustainable living solutions.


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One hundred projects and seven finalists for a 3d printing full-immersion

The proposal has triggered a big interest: more than 100 projects of any kind and shape, have arrived, many strange but clever, accurated and practical, from a chair for children that if upsidedown can become a rocking, to  the mono-block chair for outdoors that solves the water stagnation in case of rain. The seven selected finals have attended a two days full-immersion performing with our DeltaWASP 3MT:  on 11th  and  12th November  the designers have been driven to the modelling and finalisation of the project for the chair 3D printing in real size; a unique opportunity which allowed the participants to experience the innovative technology of the pellet extruder developed by WASP.


Delta WASP 3MT : contest protagonist

The meeting has engaged and excited the audience, with its live 3D printing performed with a big size Delta WASP (3m. high), a surprising  multi tools machine, speed and versatile, able to bring forth to furniture, furniture parts or any other kind of objects under everybody's eyes . With this stimulating contest opportunity, WASP has contributed to promote self-production culture  in the furniture components field – moving a little more onward  the borders of 3Dprinting world.

As further confirmation, during the 13th November award-ceremony, occured during the new 3DiTALY headquarter inauguration in Pescara, one of the biggest decorating element ever printed in Italy,  has been realised.

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