Maimed in a minefield, now Niazai can run again with a 3D printed prosthesis

Niazai comes from Afghanistan. Some years ago he blew up for a minefield explosion.

“I met him for the first time in Trieste – says Eng. Marco Avaro – he was using a sort of plastic prosthesis made as best he can and fixed with rags. The stump was bad, some edemas were becoming infected”.

Immediately Marco made for him a new provisional prosthesis, free of charge. But Niazai needed also a house and food, so the Ics of Trieste (Consorzio italiano di solidarietà – Ufficio rifugiati) found a solution.

He became Refugee with the Dublin Regulation, Niazai obtained the Residency Permit and Health Care from the Ass 1 (Azienda servizi sanitari) of Trieste.

Now Marco has made a new prosthesis 3D printed with a Delta WASP 2040 TURBO and, as you can see in the video, Niazai can walk again. “See the eyes of this man – says Marco Avaro – Could you put a barbed wire between you and him?”.

Open Day WASP - European Maker Week

An open day dedicated to the public exhibition of projects and activities of the last few months. During the event will be shown the 3D Ceramic Lab and the Pellet Printer Lab utilized for furnitures projects.



Wednesday 01/06/16

from 10:00 till 16:00.


CSP srl - Viale Giulio Zaganelli, 26, 48024 Massa Lombarda RA, Italia

For more information about the event, please, click here.


WASP launches the new professional clay extruder


LDM (liquid deposit modeling) Wasp Extruder is the name of the new extruder for ceramic materials that can be adapted to most of the 3D printers on the market.

WASP’s work has always been focused on the development of systems that allow the use of functional materials like ceramics, porcelain, clay, alumine, zirconium and advanced ceramics, in order to promote digital handicraft and self-production. By launching this new product the group aims to promote the print of fluid-dense materials and advanced ceramics in the world.

In two years of time and after experimenting all the possible combinations of pressure, nozzles and materials WASP has created a model of extruder which is able to interrupt and restart the extrusion flow.

The new LDM Wasp Extruder  can reach a level of precision which is very close to that of plastic polymers extruders thanks to the combination of a screw extruder and a pressure extruder. With this technology it is possible to control with accuracy the flow of material and also to use retraction to interrupt deposition.


-Bubble eliminating extruder, it eliminates air bubbles in the mixture

-Extrusion controlling system with retraction option

-Outward pressure multiplier until 40 bar in the screw extruder

The new WASP Clay Kit includes a 3 kg tank, which can be substituted with a 15 kg one, on demand. The preceding needle experimental models did not allow middle size printing because of the limited amount of mixture they could contain. The tank can be refilled or cleaned simply by opening the caps located at the extremes. Inside, there is a piston with two 4 bar gaskets which pushes the material through the teflon pipe (diameter 12mm) which supplies the extruder. The cap located on the back has a safety valve set at 8 bar.

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On the stand of the tank there is a pressure regulator and a return preventing valve. Inside the chamber, the material is funneled toward a screw which pushes it out producing a pressure of 40 bar without damaging the system. It would be impossible to reach such a pressure level with a common pressure extruder. This technology allows the air to outflow upward , eliminating the probability of finding bubbles inside the mixture. Like for a common pressure extruder, if there were bubbles the flow would be interrupted and the print would be damaged. Furthermore, thanks to the screw, the density of the printing materials is higher. This allows to reduce the time for their change of state, from liquid to solid, thus eliminating the risk of collapse of the printed object. In case the screw or the chamber were damaged they can be easily substituted.

Adaptability to other machines

The set was created to be installed on WASP printers, but can be adapted to most of the existing machines. It is very easy to install LDM Wasp Extruder on other machines. Firstly, it is necessary to print the supporting cover (the source files are provided by WASP). Secondly, the extruder must be linked to the wire and the “number of steps per millimeter” must be set to 400.

This configurations are provided by the most common slicing softwares, like Slic3r or Cura.

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Clay 3D printing: ceramic pieces realized by Delta WASP 2040

The DELTA WASP 4-metres-high printer for an important architectural project


The DELTA WASP 4-metres-high printer for an important architectural project.

With WASP now is possible to make innovative building and radically rethink the livability. Thanks to the collaboration with Siam Cement Group (SCG), the largest Cement manufacturer in Thai that with the Architect Pitupong Chaowakul (Supermachine Studio) stand out for an original way to utilize the 3D technology building the first house 3D printed in Asia.

The project was born due to the interesting of SCG to the potentiality of 3D. They declare: "We would like to drive the construction industry in Thailand, and 3D printing technology is one of the innovations that will get more involved in the construction and architecture."

The first project completed with this technology is "Helix: The Family Cocoon", a small creative sleep-able shelter, imitates natural structure of the shell fusiform. The design is complex against construction made by labor skill due to ‘Random Twist’ form and layer by layer texture.


Today they stands out again with a new project, the building of a house. This is a “home” in the broadest sense of the word. An amazing 21st century cave – a recreation of the first dwellings our distant ancestors ever called home.

Here you can find the 3Ders article to have more information about this project.

Next WASP's events at Exposanità

Don't miss the next WASP's events during Exposanità

WASPMEDICAL: maker economy stampa 3D e biomedicale.

(Special Guest Ing. Marco Avaro and Dott. Lelio Leoncini)

15:30 - 16:30

Sala Convegni

Collaborazione online e stampa 3D per una biomedica accessibile a tutti.

14:30 - 18:30

Room Rossini Amezzato Padd. 21/22

Here some photos from the Stand with our new 3D printed furnitures, strictly Maker Style!

A prosthetic hand with a Delta WASP 2040

A very simple prosthesis projected for people who has lost fingers or a piece of palm, realized with a Delta WASP 2040 by Enrico Perrucci (Cosmo3D). He belongs to the Enable Community Fundation, an American Community dedicated to 3D printing for customized, low costs prosthesis free of charge. Perrucci is now working on an Assembly Kit to educate children into schools to understand disability.

For more information here.

A 14-years-old girl with a Delta 2040 WASP conquering the world

Myrijam Stoetzer is a German girl who lives in Duisburg. Some time ago Myrijam wrote to Massimo Moretti that she had received a prize money that she would like to invest in a new research project. She would like to buy a 3D printer Delta WASP 2040 TURBO and she shyly requested a discount.

We had a look to her biography and we recognized an extraordinary girl who had already won a lot of prizes, in particular, we appreciate her project about a wheelchair directable with eyes. So, we decided to give her a printer.

Some days ago Myrijam and her friend Finja informed us They've won a prize with a new interesting project.

Now Myrijam is studying for the Intel Isef (International Science and Engineering Fair) of Phoenix, USA. It's the most important science competition for high school students.

Good luck Myrijam!

TEDxLUISS (r)evolution: WASP video speech

Friday, May 6, 2016 , Speech by Massimo Moretti at TEDxLUISS, Rome.

During the day students, teachers , innovators are involved to share with the public visions and proposals on this ( r ) evolution.

Lama Alak Rinpoche in WASP

Incontro con il Lama Alak Rinpoche in WASP 2

Lama Alak Rinpoche  in WASP. 

We will exchange views about the Shamballa Project and the knowledge-sharing topic.


  Here you can find more information about Lama Alak Rinpoche.

Vinegraal on Kickstarter

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena 3D Printed Collection Bottles to celebrate 50 years of the Coterie

Vinegraal is a porcelain Bottle 3D printed with the Delta WASP 2040. It has been designed to celebrate a very important anniversary: 50 years of the Spilamberto’s Coterie, the Association that defends the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.

The project:


Vinegraal is a Project conceived and developed by SlowD, a Web Platform for Artisans and product Designers. The name is the result of “vinegar” and “Graal”, the legendary bowl. The bottle is 3D printed in bronzed porcelain and hand-finished by Potters from Faenza. A bottle stopper that could be utilized as a nib to decorate food course is included.

This is a project conceived by Ludovica Canzutti, a young Designer selected for her ability to reshape the antique ceramic bottle for Balsamic Vinegar.

Vinegraal is a collectors’ item. It will be produced in a limited edition: 500 signed, numbered and guaranteed pieces with Certificates of Authenticity. Vinegraal will be on Kickstarter for sale the next May from 9th to 23rd. Prices range is from 300€ to 700€, the kit could also include a Massimo Bottura’s Recipe Book or a Spilanbergo Tour.

Moreover, there is a Unique Piece that includes a dinner at the “Francescana di Bottura”, with a value of 3000€.

The 3D printing by Delta WASP 2040:

Press conference:

Desert Light by Serena Fanara

Wonderful unique pieces in PLA handcrafted with the DeltaWASP 3D printer by Delta WASP 4070.


Desert light, made by Serena Fanara a young Architect and Designer based in Milan, is an indoor or outdoor lighting series. In this video you can see how Serena produces her lights (video by Caterina Alinari).


Wide range of colors and formats in a limited edition, signed and numbered, with the possibility to customize the product. Every light is made with non-toxic and eco-friendly materials. It's the Desert Light line: handcrafted with high-quality design. Also this is Maker Economy!



WASP at the Matteo Renzi Conference in Chicago

Our 3D Printer DeltaWASP 20 40 was featured at the Matteo Renzi Conference on March 30th 2016 in Chicago.


At minute 2:27 is the presentation of Wasp with the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel.


The huge 3D printer will be the heart of a technological village rising up in Massa Lombarda in partnership with the Municipality


It’s Rising up a technological village dedicated to 3D printing, the heart of this project is the 12-metres-high printer BigDelta WASP. It happens in Massa Lombarda (Ravenna) thanks to a partnership between CSP srl (Centro Sviluppo Progetti – WASProject) and the Municipality that has made available a green area in the industrial zone of the town, in Cooperazione road.

Tuesday March 22th, the Mayor Daniele Bassi and the CSP Business Owner Massimo Moretti, are going to sign the agreement. Works will start at the beginning of next April.

WASP, leader in 3D printing technology, with the goal to disseminate the current state of its technology wants to build an eco-friendly village with low energy consumption. Therefore, Massa Lombarda is going to become an important Technology Experimentation Centre dedicated to 3D printing, a unique case in Italy and maybe in the World.

Massa Lombarda has always been a district interested in innovation – says the Mayor Daniele Bassi – the important agreement we signed today proves that the cohesion of energy, allegiance and creativity between the Municipality and a capable Entreprenuer like Massimo Moretti, it’s a crucial element of development for our city and the youth who we want to guarantee an adequate future commensurate to their hope”.

We decided to name the technological village Shamballa – says Moretti – from the name of the mythological place that symbolizes the city of peace, tranquility and happiness. A city quoted in a lot of cultural documents for its spirituality and technical advance. House, Food, Employment, Healthcare and Wellness are the basic human necessities of life – continues Moretti – In our Shamballa we’ll print houses and vertical vegetable gardens of different sizes. There will also be a laboratory for compact desktop printer to make objects (fornitures, biomedical, jewellery, ceramics). Thanks to the collaboration with some artists we are developping a cultural project”.

It’ll be the realization of the Maker Economy, the WASP idea of a sustainable economy, a new economical model where everything is selfmade and nobody depends on monopolistic companies. Quick exportable, it would be suitable for places where there is no productive potential or well-functioning infrastructures. Wasp is interested in taking care of World’s poorest country.

The BigDelta was shown for the first time during the meeting La realtà del sogno, happened in Massa Lombarda where more then a thousand people took part from 18 to 20 September 2015. In October 2015 the huge printer was bringed to Rome at Maker Faire 2015, where obtained a positive outcome. Inactive for some months because of the climate, now the BigDelta returns to work in a permanent location. The agreement signed today will last three years and is renewable.


Top WASP DLP new WASP 3D Printer

A new approach to DLP printing

Combine the TOP DOWN PRINTER characteristics with innovative solutions such as SELF PEELING TECHNOLOGY. The DLP printer uses a projector to emit UV light. This carefully modulated light polymerizes a photosensitive resin, solidifying it. The light generates the object in layers, and results in an accurate and precisely rendered object. This Top WASP DLP printer is best for high-precision models; such as for micromechanics and jewelry.


WASP has introduced an innovative new system for removing the printed piece from the build plate that makes this process quick and safe.

Initially, a film is immersed into the photosensitive liquid. At the beginning the film is placed over the plate that moving in coordination with the projection creates an high definition object. Due to the flexible film, each layer is easily detached from the film as the print continues, contrary to the complicated process of detachement of the other printers. The printer includes a gas filtration system for the resins’ gases.


Call for papers "Riabilitare la terra", Macerata 20-21 maggio 2016

WASP will take part to the Call for papers organized by Associazione Internazionale Città della Terra Cruda submitting with the project of a technological village in adobe buildings builded with the BIG DELTA 3D printer WASP.


For more information and submit to the call click here.

Waiting for you at MECSPE!

We will be at MECSPE - Parma again, the fair about technologies for innovation.
We invite you to come and see WASP's news and projects at our stand.
Come to see working our:
4070 e 60100 DELTA WASP
Come to meet us at the fair! You'll find us in the Addictive Manufacturing area
Pad. 6 – Corsia: L – Post. 17

For more information about the fair click here.

How you can receive a free ticket:

Send an email to with your name, surname and email address (remember that to utilize two or more names for the same email address is forbidden) you'll receive a free ticket for the fair.


Designers meet 3D Printing

It’s a 12 hours no-stop marathon where designers work designing and prototyping a piece of forniture with WASP 3D printers. The event will take place at FabLab Venice in partnership with Wasp and there will also be one of us. The best project will be made by WASP and showed in our next events.

You can find more information here and the agenda here.

Registration open till 25/03/16, hurry up!

3D Printed Playable Ukulele DELTA WASP 20 40 Turbo

3D Printed Playable Ukulele made with DELTA WASP 20 40 Turbo by Alessandro Rubino.

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Delta WASP 2040 on 3D Hubs podium

“The machine is an industrial build, but with all the open-source qualities. Rock solid in printing reliability and very high and constant in quality.”

"With its stunning looks, the WASP could be the crown jewel of any design studio. However, it's not afraid to get its hands dirty, either"

DeltaWASP 2040 earns the podium in 2016 3D Printer Guide of 3D Hubs for design, precision, speed, built voulme and print quality.

Thanks to all the WASPers who tried it and made a review!

Ah, about the noise level...

Bzzzzzz (WASPs are flying around)


Silicone prosthetics: low costs and high quality with DeltaWASP 2040

As is now well known, the world of 3D printing is proposing solutions that were previously unattainable for those in need of a prosthesis. With a few dollars we can now produce a prosthetic hands in PLA or ABS. However a welcome innovation now arrives from the specific area of silicone prosthetics and the covers that can reproduce our limbs realistically.

Erica has been working on it for just two years, experimenting with custom silicone prosthetics obtained through 3D printing. Thanks to her commitment, her ability and collaboration not only from WASP but from a full research team, her work has already raised the interest of both amputees and enterprises providing prostheses in developing countries and in America.

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Erica Buzzi is a sculptor and a silicone implants design engineer. For several years she has worked with orthopedic technicians, experimenting on how to apply the most advanced technologies. She is currently a consultant for the construction of aesthetic orthopedic centers for several Italian laboratories working in the field..

In 2013, fascinated by the possibilities offered by 3D printing, she decides to stop by the WASP headquarters and the empathy was immediate. "I almost did not believe it - she says - all it took was a conversation with Massimo Moretti, I explained my ideas, my plans, my dreams. And he immediately made his machines and his team available."

Soon thereafter the print and tests and verification process began for several solutions. "Starting from the scan and its post processing to improve the details, the process moved on to the g-code file generation - explains WASP’s Nicola Schiavarelli - The vertical positioning of the stamp was important to enable the highest definition of the mold. Apart from this aspect, it was crucial to speed up the printing process, so the piece was 3D printed totally empty. It would be possible to make it more robust by filling it with polyurethane foam, but it was not necessary for the first tests. In factthe first mold for the silicone prosthesis was built in 8 hours using fused filament additive technology.

3D scanning - Nicola continues - is definitely very important factor. At this stage the acquisition of details is the most difficult part but it is also that which will ensure the best results. It also became clear that the layers created by 3D printing made it easier to obtain the skin-effect finish on the silicone”.

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"With FabLab Parma and Pocaterra Srl in Bologna we tested scanners and modeling software, while with “Con le Ali Piedi”, also from Bologna, we applied technologies on the silicon to actually fabricate the covers” adds Erica Buzzi.

Low cost, high quality, customized implants. These are Erica’s research objectives and she can now legitimately claim to have concluded this trial with excellent results. "But we never stopped because in these very days we are developing a solution to provide integrated silicone prosthesis with ultra-light joints for children without arms. And the will be affordable specifically because they need to change through a lot of them as they grow”.

3D printing enabled a reduction of the time necessary for the various stages of production. "Through the 3D scanning management software, a missing foot can be designed using the remaining one - we read on the website - so as to maintain the accuracy of shapes and details. With the 3D modeling, in the pre-print stage, the necessary molds for the construction of the prosthesis are built, along with those for the silicone cover. The free-hand, wax reconstruction phase is thus eliminated, as well as those involving casting resins and gypsum mold manufacturing. This beings considerable savings in time, material processing, laboratory equipment and highly specialized labor in certain phases of work. "

For printing, Erica uses a DeltaWASP 2040 with 0.1 mm definition. "It gives a good feedback. And allows both to contain costs and obtain a very precise and qualitative final product ".

Built in PLA (a material that does not interfere or contaminate the silicone hardening process), the empty mold is then filled with plaster. Part of silicone processing is done by hand. A curiosity: during certain stages of the process, such as sample preparation of colored silicone for the nails, or each patient’s color chart, even a simple and economical pasta-making machine can be used.


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"With support form funds and facilities - Erica concludes - testing will be increasingly developed and refined in order to achieve further advances in technology and performance."

The silicone implant prostheses made with current procedures are very expensive and thus beyond the reach of most people. The national health system does not cover them, or covers them only minimally, compared to market prices. Producing them with a better technology, at much lower costs cost is Erica Buzzi’s dream. That's why we now consider her a perfect WASPer.


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WASP Free Zed System

The Free Zed System is basically a recovery system for a printing that for some reasons, has been interrupted and it was not possible to use “ Resurrection“ to recover it. Or, after the Resurrection, we notice that the item is not well done and we decide to re print starting from a clear point. In short it allows to print a file starting from a precise height of the model to be printed – height previously selected.

How does it work?

The process should be very simple and intuitive. Selecting the Free Zed System from the menu, you are requested to mention a certain height (Z) in mm,  this will be the starting height. After setting up the desired height, the menu goes automatically to the visualization of the files inside the SD card, so that you can choose the file to print. The selected file will be scanned  and performed in all commands (temperature, level, extrusion, ventilation, etc…) but the movements - so the printer will be still but the SD file reading indicator ( on the display) will go on. When the set height is reached, the printer will start moving according to the data related to the Z chosen height. That means that, if on the printing plate there is a model partially printed, taking note of its height, it will be possible to go on printing even without resurrection data.

Creative Commons License

We stress on declaring that WASP Free Zed System, protected by Creative Commons, is now relieved.

We declare this as being a technological innovation, a useful project; Wasp states the know-how sharing. We trust on unwritten but world-wide shared Makers rules . The approach which better corresponds to our vision is  Creative Commons, because it foresees the publication of assimilated knowledge reducing like that the exploitation from a commercial point of view.

We would really appreciate if, in case of Creative Commons rule violation, the  community protected our contribution.

Licenza Creative Commons

WASP Free Zed System is distribuited with License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International.

Top WASP DLP - The affordability and convenience of top side DLP projection

Top WASP DLP is here: the affordability and convenience of top side DLP projection combined with bottom side projection

Top WASP DLP is a new technological solution for DLP 3D printing. It marks a revolutionary step forward by combining the advantages in terms of convenience and cleanliness of top side light projection with the high precision of bottom projection. As is now its trademark, WASP presents this innovation by releasing it into the public domain for non-commercial use.

Technical description

WASP began working at this project three years ago, running into several problems that had slowed down its progresses. A few months ago, as is often the case, an episode inspired the solution: the image of a film immersed in a liquid opened up the WASP designers’ minds.

In the Top WASP DLP the image coming from a high definition projector is directed toward a film that is immersed, on its lower side, in a photosensitive liquid. The print plate is initially laid onto the film and - moving progressively away from it - determines the layered growth of the high definition 3D print.

This mechanism solves the issue of the piece’s detachment from the projection plane, with up to 100% print success rates. Once the operation is complete, a special, watertight lid closes the vat (which can be replaced even during the printing process), thus reducing cleaning requirements and related issues.

Project Description

A high definition projector that projects a 9 cm wide image can reach a precision of 0.08 mm. Building parts with such accuracy is the dream of any technical designer but a good quality projector and resin are not enough. This is the premise that the TOP DLP project built upon. The image can be projected both from the top and the bottom: projecting it from the top on a plate that gradually lowers enable simple and affordable prints.

The question remains on why many 3D printer manufacturers continued to project light from the bottom. The answer is on Wikipedia, under “capillary action”.

Capillary action (sometimes capillarity, capillary motion, or wicking) is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, and in opposition to, external forces like gravity. The effect can be seen in the drawing up of liquids between the hairs of a paint-brush, in a thin tube, in porous materials such as paper, in some non-porous materials such as liquefied carbon fiber, or in a cell. It occurs because of intermolecular forces between the liquid and surrounding solid surfaces … in short the capillary action is due to the pressure of cohesion and adhesion which cause the liquid to work against gravity.


The behavior of fluids on a geometrically complex part generates errors in the shaping of the object when light is projected from the top side. The error is acceptable for amateur level approaches but not in the professional arena, where DLP precision needs to be fully exploited. This is the reason why all manufacturers have been focusing on bottom projections. The image is projected on the bottom of a transparent container after this has been made anti-adherent. The print plate is laid at the bottom and slowly raised, as the part “grows”.

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In truth, even this apparently simple solution is such only at first sight. An anti-adhesive surface is necessary, and it must coincide with the bottom of the resin container. The anti-adhesive treatment can be obtained by applying a layer of silicon on the bottom of the vat.

Normally DLP and SLA manufacturers supply replacement vats or silicon and it is the user’s responsibility to change the container and replace the silicon in the printer. This makes the system more complicated to use as the vat needs to be emptied and refilled, removed and cleaned. This means that the details relative to the vat’s replacement determine the printer’s end quality.

The part’s adhesion to the silicon layer is also an issue. In spite of the silicon’s anti-adherence properties, the part tends to remain attached due to the suction effect. With use the vat become more opaque and consumed, thus attaching to the print and causing a higher percentage of print failures, as the print attaches to the projection plane and not to the print plate. Low quality 3D printers can have failure rates as high as 50%.

The Evolution

The solution first developed by WASP three years ago was to use a teflon film instead of silicon, but this did not prove fully efficient. The film wrinkled up and ripped with use, the liquid oozed out ruining the 3D pritner. The difficulty in building a simple, functional and safe vat stopped the project, until the event from a few months back that we have described earlier, that is the image of a film immersed in a liquid only from its lower side. This allowed us to reimagine and design the TOP DLP in order to combine the advantages of affordability and cleanliness of top side projection and the precision of bottom side light projection.

At last, after solving the issues of the part’s detachment from the print plane, and those of vat cleanliness, WASP added to its new 3D printer a system to filter out the fumes, thus eliminating the unpleasant odor that lingers around photo-polymerizing 3D printers.

This new product, that will be released in the next months, aims straight for the top of the quality/price ratio and it is exactly for this reason that WASP decided to name it Top WASP DLP.

Top WASP DLP will be shawn in preview during the Rome Maker Faire – October 16, 17, 18.

WASP Top DLP - pezzi multipli9 pieces made in 15 minutes with Top WASP DLP

TOC ThinkInProgress Future 3D Printed Home

LINK:  Artificio Digitale  and  progetto TOC


Immagini di Artificio Digitale


3d Print -  progetto TOC con  porcellana utilizzando Delta 4070


3d Print -  progetto TOC con  porcellana utilizzando Delta 4070


 3d  Print - progetto TOC con  porcellana utilizzando BigDelta 4m

Shamballa - Rigodon Theatre


Rigodon Theatre

Written and directed by Alessandro Cavoli

With Eleonora Cantarini, Ugo Carlini, Lorenzo Cordara, Anna Mingarelli,Alessandro Cavoli.

Music by Mattia Caroli e i fiori del male

Video: Ugo Carlini, Francesca Moretti, Nicola Schiavarelli

With the partecipation of Quinto Veda

Shamballa is about the way of realization, the dualism between dream and reality and the power that moves the actualization of the thought. It’s the tale of a man that is searching the ideal and concrete realization of a perfect city. The performance is inspired by the Massimo Moretti’s concept of the city of Tomorrow, from the myth of the city of Shamballa, from Borges, Calvino, and by the character of Apollonius of Tyana (the first westerner that travelled searching the city of Shamballa). Shamballa like a huge installation: theatre, dance, video, live music. The performance born from the suggestion of the Big Delta 12 m, that became a stage machinery, a theatre. We elaborate “the new” looking to the stage machinery from the Greek drama, to the refined baroque theatre elaboration, arriving today to a machine that is also a theatre space. This rehearsal, that we want to share with the audience, will take place on Saturday 19 September at 9 p.m.

Teatro Rigodon _Produzioni precedenti _ Riccardo III - L'incubo del potere

BigDelta WASP 12 meters - The Reality of dream

La Realtà del Sogno

We made it. The BigDelta, a 12 meters tall 3D printer, took shape and it's going to be presented to the world.

We announce that the launch will be on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September, during an inauguration event which will be in Massa Lombarda, near WASP headquarters, where everything begun.

The researches that we developed to build the BigDelta 12 meters led us to improve our compact 3D printers, we always said it:

the way is looking far and working near.

We owe a lot to this project in this sense too, it was the engine that powered the enthusiasm and the research in the last three years. This important landmark is not the end of our path, our dream became wider.

Our new goal is Maker Economy.

Maker Economy is a new model where everything can be produced by yourself, where there is the chance of not depending on some unsurmountable entity that holds the productive monopoly. WASP is the acronym of World's Avanced Saving Project and our research is focused on the common welfare and shared knowledge. It is not necessary to be great to have great topics, our big goals are the sense of our work.

House, work and food, health, are what a man need to live.

These are the themes of "Reality of dream", the meeting that we're organizing on the 18th, 19th, 20th of September, in Massa Lombarda. This gathering will be a precious moment for sharing ideas and celebrate this important milestone.

We will update this page with the program of the event of BigDelta 12m launch and other contents.

The enthusiasm grows, the purpose is ambitious.

Wasproject connects to Shamballa's energies, the travel toward the perfect city began.

See more>> BigDelta 12m - the History



3D Printed Concreate


WASP was born with the dream of printing houses with 100% natural materials, but wisdom teaches that extremism is never a good thing. While trying to find a way to print houses with natural materials and at zero km, there is an urge to plunge into the routine and make a contribution now. And this is when WASP project begins its challenge with materials taboos, such as Co2 generators. Concrete is bad for the planet. A ton of cement generates a ton of Co2, but with 3D printing you can cut down more than 50% of pollution. These are mind-boggling numbers, which can be reached only because we can create programmed infills, Otherwise, with the normal techniques it would be unthinkable to create hollow systems. A WASP printer was sent to an Italian Institute of excellence where concrete mortars are studied. Domenico Asprone and some friends of the University Federico II of Naples started using a 4 meters BIGDELTA WASP. And the machine has not been kept in the parking.

With this mega printer, WASP researchers have developed a system to produce concrete elements that can be assembled with steel bars and beams or can compose pillars in reinforced concrete. The research is being carried on at the CeSMA service centre (Advanced methodological Services Centre) of the University of Naples and it involves the Stress Consortium (the high-tech district of the Campania region on sustainable buildings) and the University of Pavia.

As Domenico Asprone stated to the Ansa agency '' this new technology promises to streamline the forms and save material, thus lightening the reinforced concrete elements and reducing costs and environmental impacts. The possibility to obtain complex shapes then, paves the way to new uses of reinforced concrete beyond the conventional ones, with aesthetic properties and design. ''

"The 3D printing- Marco Iuorio from Stress Consortium explains-allows you to create curved, hollow elements, or with special features that would normally require complicated wooden shapes (moulds) for fresh concrete, with a considerable cost increase".

In the laboratories of the Department of engineering Structures and architecture, a test will be performed on the first beam, of about 3 meters long. The test will also check the mechanical performance of the new reinforced concrete elements. Moreover, the experiments of new assembly systems based on the prestressing technology will continue.

Thanks to these new technologies we could say we are moving towards the House of the future. But why should we set some limits? One day we will also be able to print more complex structures, such as bridges. And there will be broader space for creativity. 

Here you have all the members of the team: University of Naples Federico II Domenico Auricchio, Costantino Marco Menna, Naclerio. Stress Consortium: Marco Iuorio, Marcello Pellecchia, Alberto Zala. University of Pavia. Ferdinando Auricchio.

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Italian designer 3D prints a gorgeous guitar

While 3D printers have already previously proved that they can be used to manufacture instruments as well, few results were as beautiful as the amazing guitar you can see above. This gorgeous creation has been designed by the Italian Francesco Orrù, who hails from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. While 3D printing a functioning guitar itself is already impressive, Francesco has added a second layer of difficulty by modelling the body after HP Lovecraft’s groundbreaking artwork.

Delta WASP 4070 working in the ruins of Pompei


WASP’s 3D printers used for the restorative measures

Ten reproduced pieces are going to be sent in Canada

It may be the first time that 3D print has been used so concretely in the restoration of the artistic and cultural heritage. It happens in Pompei, where an important intervention on casts of men, women and children who died two thousand years ago after Vesuvio’s eruption has been made. These bodies were discovered and unearthed in 1863.

The Special Superintendence for Cultural Heritage of Pompei, Ercolano and Scabia asked WASP to collaborate for the restorative intervention. The first step involved the 1:1 reproduction of the casts. There are two Delta WASP 4070 working in Pompei. WASP also supplied some useful materials for the 3D print and technical assistance.

Massimo Osanna, overseer of the project, adfirmed “casts are the most seeked testimonials from abroad”. The problemi s that they’re too fragile for travelling. That explains the need of the perfectly reproduced 3D printed copies. The first prints will be sent in Canada in a few monthes and for sure there will be several requests from all over the world. I twill possibly be an itinerant show.

It is a crucial passage

Pompei is an example of how technology can be usefull for cultural heritage – adfirms Massimo Moretti – Until now WASP didn’t know of how it can give a real contribute in this field. When the supervisors for restoration asked for our help we responded promptly, very proud of being an Italian company which partecipates and contributes to this project thanks to his 3D printers.

In Moretti’s opinion we’re living a crucial passage for 3Dprint: the shift between the rapresentation of projects to their realization. “One of the most interesting areas is that one of restoration, the use of 3D print in cultural heritage” concludes the founder of WASP, the leader Italian company.

The recovery of the bodies

What exactly are Pompei’s casts? The the website says that during some dig workings the workmen found a cavity in which there were human bones. The archologist Giuseppe Fiorelli ordered that in that hole and in neighboring to be cast plaster. Once the casting was dried, removed the remains of pumice and hardened ash, those cavities revealed the bodies of several Pompei’s citizen that remained buried for millennia. The casts technicque consist of filling with plaster the hole that bodies made. The volcanic material, solidifying, took the shape of what it submerged. These casts, preserved in Pompei’s Antiquarium, are one of the most tragic testimony of the catastrophe which stroke the city. Thanks to Fiorelli’s thecnique we can glimpse the facial expressions, the shapes of the dresses, the positions of the Pompei’s inhabitants when they were submerged by the fury of the volcano. Casts don’t give back just the shape of doors, windows, forniture, but also plants and animals.


3 years ago WASP brought his DLP at Rome Maker Faire. The main problem of this system has always been the cohesion and so the detachment of the piece from the projection surface.

Most of the producers use silicone rubbers between the printed piece and the surface to solve this problem. Some months ago it was launched a DLP which uses oxygen instead of silicone. The research is focused on a smart and cheap process to detach pieces from the printing surface.

For WASP the project was physically on hold but still going on in our mind, until two months ago, when we had an epiphany.
We created a new approach, a new way to print. In these two months the project improved to become more and more precise. And now we can say it, we have Top WASP DLP.

There will be an official launch very soon, for now here you have the printing tests in chronological progression!

WASP DLP barchette


Delta WASP is on the podium of published the Highest Rated Desktop 3D Printer rank and Delta WASP is in second place with 4,81 points out of 5. Quality, precision, speed.

We make a toast with Sangiovese wine :)

Thanks to all the Waspers around the world!

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