WASP at TF1 french tv channel

WASP at TF1 of French television

TF1, is the first French television channel for ratings and broadcasts two news bulletins a day, also the most followed in France. TF1 dedicated a video to the construction of the house of one's dreams using 3D printing and eco-sustainable materials. The French troupe came here to WASP to interview Massimo Moretti and to show our technology thanks to Gaia was born in 2018. Our founder told how to give shape to the oldest material in the world, the earth, to give life to new sustainable, solid and safe houses.

Below you can see the entire episode:


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Crane WASP at IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Barcellona)

Meeting between WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) and IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcellona) was born almost 4 years ago and since then the two companies have not stopped collaborating and  developed research in the field of additive manufacturing of sustainable architecture.

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WASP collaborates with Universities for research and innovation.

IAAC develops technological and architectural solutions in collaboration with Industry partners to answer the current needs and challenges of our habitat. WASP, born in 2012, aims to respond to human needs with 3D printing.  The house built at km0, using natural materials from the surrounding area  is a dream realized in 2018 with GAIA, then in 2020 with TECLA and, today, with two concept stores built on the Dubai beach for Dior. 

The first 3D printed earth wall with embedded staircase was designed by IAAC and built using Crane WASP  technology in 2019 at the end of the 3D Printing Architecture (3dPA). The desire to develop a new approach to architecture more in harmony with nature promotes exchange in different research areas which include the use of the CRANE WASP 3D printer, robotic manufacturing with new LDM WASP Extruder XXL, research on materials and performance-based design.

Today new developments that are based on mutual experiences, are born: they allow 3D printing Architecture students take advantage of the integration of IAAC’s ongoing knowledge and investigation with the latest WASP technologies.

This collaboration is a brilliant example of the WASP’s opening to Universities and Research Centers around the world to print together with the ways of the future.


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WASP together with HONDA revolutionize the design processes in the motorcycle industry

3D Printing technology enters into the creation process of industrial clay modelling

HONDA R&D Europe and WASP have further enhanced handicrafts skills, bringing the collaborative 3D Printing technology into the creation process of industrial clay modelling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBw3TXJ65GU

A 3D-printed object to be hand-finished

Currently in the two-wheeler industry, the creation of a new prototype is achieved through manual modeling of an industrial clay.

HONDA R&D Europe and WASP have worked to innovate and speed up the industrial development process. The new process accounts for an unprecedented freedom in manufacturing. The prototypal parts obtained can be easily hand-finished and re-worked in case they do not meet the required specifications. The industrial clay used in the process can be re-used and re-printed countless times and with minimal waste in a logic of environmental and economic sustainability.

The collaborative 3D printer that will forever change design processes in the motorcycle industry is finally here

Pioneering the LDM (Liquid Deposition Modelling) technology, the printing of ceramic material and reusable and recyclable natural materials picked up from the local soil, with zero emissions and adaptable to any climate and context, WASP currently further develops the technology to deposit dense fluid heated materials.

“The technological innovation consists in keeping at a constant temperature the whole system made by tank, connection pipe and extruder. WASP research has led to the creation of a revolutionary machine for printing industrial clay, the WASP 40100 INDUSTRIAL CLAY, able to extrude and make the material never ending and reusable. Therefore, we consider WASP's collaborative 3D printing a new concept in the additive industry.

Says Nicola Schiavarelli, Product Manager and one of WASP founders

The collaboration between HONDA R&D Europe and WASP

The meeting between HONDA R&D Europe and WASP is ensuring breakthroughs in motorcycle modeling that will improve industrial development processes.

Antonio Arcadu, Design Modeling Coordinator at Honda R&D Europe has met with WASP engineers. From this encounter arose new impulses that, based on reciprocal experiences, integrate manual knowledge with Additive Manufacturing.

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Antonio Arcadu says:

"The industrial clay was first introduced in the design studios thanks to the vision of Harley Earl, an American designer who -in the late 1920s- revolutionized the way of creating automobile prototypes. He is credited with comparing the skills of the sculptor to that of the modeller, emphasising his creative abilities and his role as mediator between designers and the engineers. With a professional background ranging from industrial clay modelling to 3D engineering, from the virtual reality to additive manufacturing, the modeller figure has become today increasingly central to the development project. S/He is responsible for the entire materialization process, starting from the 3D design made entirely in virtual environment, to the final hand-made manufacturing phase occasionally replaced by the clay milling process or subtractive manufacturing."

Since 2017, WASP have experimented different types of extrusion for industrial clay, creating a totally innovative approach for the modelling world. However, it is thanks to the collaboration with HONDA R&D and the exchange of common know-how that clay extrusion has highly improved, bringing considerable benefits and optimizing the 3D model materialization time so to explore new solutions.

“In order to preserve the creative process, we cannot rely on technology alone, but we need modellers not to interrupt their connection with matter in its most direct form: the hands. Although this is a newly introduced process, it can be considered disruptive in the automotive sector because it introduces a new flow, mostly additive, able to optimize processing times and reduce the amount of material used in the traditional and subtractive processes.”

Says Antonio Arcadu

“We are not stopping here, this is a technology that can open up many other fields such as sculpture, modelling, prototypes and the world of design. It largely reduces costs, manufacturing time without impacting labour force. It brings not a dichotomy, rather a collaboration between humans and machine. A new philosophy in 3D printing that becomes circular and collaborative."

Says Nicola Schiavarelli.


Collaboration with Ai Build to test AiSync slicing software

Ai Build is a British software company that works with a network of innovative clients, partners and investors to bring our cutting edge technology into a wide range of industrial applications.

WASP has a partnership with AI Build to test non-planar slicing on Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 4.0.

WASP HUB in Milan SuperForma, the testing produced good results.

Watch video here: https://fb.watch/c5bpIxol67/

Software AiSync for non-planar slicing

With AiSync software it is about multi-axis 3D printing which unlike traditional 3D printing software produces multi-axis toolpaths that are not constrained by slicing layers.

AiSync is compatible with Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 4.0 large 3D printer


Model wears 3d printed clothes from the collection TECHNE

TECHNĒ, a 3D printed fashion line

3D printed clothes

Milan-based fashion designer Chiara Giusti has collaborated with Superforma Fablab, a digital manufacturing laboratory specializing in 3D printing, to create a 3D printed clothing line called TECHNĒ. As part of her final university project at Politecnico di Milano.

Models wear 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Italian fashion designer uses Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 to create 3D printing clothing line TECHNE

Giusti used a Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printer to deposit Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) at high temperatures directly onto stretched textiles to create complex three-dimensional textures and geometries.

3D Fashion Designer

To create TECHNĒ, Chiara studied how 3D printing is used with tension-activated textiles in-depth. Chiara’s main aim was to produce comfortable yet fashionable clothes where 3D printing played a structural and decorative role. Previously, 3D printed materials have been more rigid than most fabrics used in clothing, which is why Chiara used FDM machines to print directly onto apparel to make the clothes comfortable to wear.

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Chiara studied a range of materials and techniques to implement sustainable methods. She believes 3D printed fashion involving machines and craftsmanship can attract a consumer base with a conscious approach to style. She says: “In a moment when everything is carelessly duplicated and synthesized, the combined work of mind, hands, and machines could generate a new fashion system.” 

3D Printer for clothes

Furthermore, SuperForma’s Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 FDM machine helped Chiara fine-tune the printing parameters and experiment with different materials that lead to creating the final clothing line. Chiara added: “It was CEO and founder Mattia Ciurnelli of SuperForma who followed the progress of the experimentation and helped me to manage the available technologies with his competence in digital fabrication.”

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 prints on fabric for the clothing line TECHNE

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 prints on fabric for the clothing line TECHNE

Superforma is part of the international WASP Hub network promoted by WASP. Aside from its work with TECHNĒ, WASP has worked on other large-scale structures, such as partnering with the Rossana Orlandi gallery in Milan to showcase the Gaia, a 3D printed eco-house created with sustainable materials. 

Strips of photos of a model wearing 3d printing colthing line TECHNE

Strips of photos of a model wearing 3d printing colthing line TECHNE

Strips of photos of a model wearing 3d printing colthing line TECHNE

Chiara believes her creativity came from her knowledge in pattern making, which then influenced her ability to question, analyze, and rethink it throughout the study of the manufacturing process and experimentation with FDM printing machines. TECHNĒ was created with the ambition to combine form and function in 3D printed clothes. Chiara said: “Usually, 3D printing is used to create showpieces, sculptural structures, and even when printing materials and fabrics merge, additive manufacturing has a mainly decorative/ornamental role.”  

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Iris Van Herpen as inspiration

Esteemed fashion designer Iris van Herpen, known for her occasional ‘decorative/ornamental’ application of 3D printing in her designs, debuted her 3D printed ‘face jewelry’ at Paris Fashion Week 2019. The collection entitled ‘Cellchemy’ was created by 3D scanning each model’s face to map out a shape highlighting shifts in density and contours of their faces. The final result was a series of lace-like masks created by a high-resolution multi-material printer.    

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Model wears 3d printed clothing line TECHNE

Chiara said: “I definitely believe that 3D printed fabrics could enter the global fashion market soon, but designers should combine their experience with the knowledge of scientists and engineers to further explore this sector, improving and stabilizing techniques and machines to obtain reliable, ergonomic products for the end-user.” 

Large scale 3D printer

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Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 is the perfect printer to create large size pieces, with filament or pellet materials.


Caracol 3D Mask

Caracol is calling WASP against Covid-19

CARACOL is calling WASP to product Covid 19 3D printed masks

Caracol 3D Mask

Everything happened  during the lockdown; CARACOL, a reference company in Italy for the services of Additive Manufacturing  asked  for help to WASP : 10 Delta WASP 2040 PRO and 2 Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 3D printers must be produced in the shortest time.

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Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL X - stampante delta professionale

We had to act quickly and well, Milan was calling and we decided to work together to produce protective devices against Covid-19.
In a few days the 3D printers were in the CARACOL production center in Lomazzo (Milano).

The non-stop production of more than 2000 Covid 19 3D printed masks, per week, printed with hypoallergenic polymeric material and equipped with an interchangeable filter, begins.

CARACOL, through a crowdfunding campaign and the support of the community, has donated masks to the Italian Red Cross, to small Italian municipalities such as Lomazzo, Cusano Milanino, Rivoli, Lanciano, and Sorrento, and to therapeutic and treatment centers.

A victory from a cooperation point of view and in the 3D printing field which leads the attention to an essential role in the manufacture of medical equipment.

The health care emergency due to the Covid-19 has shown the strengths of 3D printing which can obviate the lack of some essential devices in record times.

Now the global market shows that  3D printing must be used for additive manufacturing like never before. This allows the relocation of some production in order to face the demand peaks. It also allows diversification of the supply chain in case of emergencies in many sectors, not only the medical one but also the Automotive and Motorsport, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Machinery, Design and Architecture fields.

CARACOL like WASP believes in a collaborative future and in technological progress, in the evolution of digital manufacturing in order to meet the needs of humanity.


3d printing model making

3D printing for model making: from the idea to the masterpiece

The scenario of 3D printing for model making

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Before 3D printing or in any case before the boom of 3D printers, the models were made either by milling or even using an older technique like building a wooden skeleton (ribs which were nothing more than the master sections) on which the planking was applied, a thin wood covering that followed the shape of the skeleton longitudinally,  in short a long and painstaking work.

3D printers have existed (on an industrial level) since the end of the 90’s, but they had prohibitive costs for the most, although some pioneers were already there and some (very expensive) models were made. Only in the last decade the 3D printers market development  has favored the interweaving between the two worlds: 3D printing for modeling.

What problems does 3D printing solve?

Sea Falcon model by MATERIA

There are many difficulties in making and maintaining  the accuracy and the precision of some very complex models.

We can begin to mention the "human" commitment in terms of working hours, necessary to create the main structures and all the components of the models, a factor that is sometimes prohibitive. Furthermore, the shapes could not be accurate because they were too complex to be made by hand. Another limit was the weight. The models had a considerable weight whether they were made with milling or with the planking technique.

Another recurring problem was breakages due to heat: the models are exposed under the sun in plexiglass cases during the faire, which, for the most part, are in the hot months (September), therefore unfavorable conditions are created for those materials that do not have suitable characteristics for the environment.

The advantages of using a 3D printer for model making

3D printing solves some of the limitations of manual manufacturing and it opens the door to new possibilities that were not previously considered.

The time necessary for the realization is shorter but these advantages are not among the main ones. The post production takes time on FDM printed parts, even if they are printed at very narrow layers.

The main advantages are in the freedom of form: the domotic models have many wiring to be made and thanks to the WASP technology they can be designed in advance and they pass directly into the molded piece, with channels and slots made before, an unthinkable possibility for traditional manufacturing. Furthermore, thanks to the materials used in 3D printing and thanks to the potentiality to adjust the "infill" of the pieces, it is really possible to think freely.

Another important plus is being able to predict the division of the various pieces into the CAD. The good  division  choice allows a much more precise lacquering.

"We used to divide objects according to their color, i.e. on a black and white piece we do not want to see the slightly smudged masking, on the contrary a nice clean line which gives a vision of clean unity", says Riccardo Suriano, CEO of MATERIA.

To solve the problem of breakages, not only do we use technical materials that can withdraw high temperatures,  but the pieces are completely removable too. The least possible quantity of glue is used, preferring the joints, a system that 3d printing allows you to do without manufacturing problems.

Using a 3D printer for model making allows you to create modular models so that  you can only work on the piece that needs maintenance and / or repair both in case of  hull break or in case of bollard break; before however, everything was firmly glued and a break in the hull compromised the entire model.

Why WASP?

"When we started we wanted an Italian and young-minded company to support us and we chose WASP. We studied the Delta WASP 3D printers and understanding the concept we found that they were all what we needed: speed, precision and a large volume in z rather than in x, y." says Riccardo Suriano.

“We exploit the advantages of delta mechanics, placing 99% of our pieces in z for a very satisfying finish. We use the Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL for the larger parts while the Delta WASP 2040 TURBO2 realization of all the smallest parts printed without any problems with an excellent surface given by the double WASP ZEN Extruder ”.

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“An important concept for us is the 3D modeling realized through additive manufacturing as a final result. Normally, when designing for manufacturing, there are a lot of constraints to take into consideration: draft angles, cutter rays, etc., due to this we have radically changed our concept of design”.

"We try to make the most of the characteristics of 3D printing by making shapes for the joints but also the gears for completely unconventional movements, we try to exploit the elasticity created by the infill, we create reticular structures as supports for bridges and we are convinced that there is still a lot to be found in terms of design 4.0 ”, comments Riccardo Suriano passionately. 

MATERIA is a young company whose aims are to create scale models of the highest quality, reflecting reality as much as possible and offering constant service to customers not only during project development but also after sales.


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3D printed furniture, when Art meet Additive Manufacturing

by Carolyn Schwaar thanks to all3dpi
Images and project by piegatto.com

Delta WASP: 3D Printed Furniture With Beauty & Form

Delta WASP 3D Printing Case Study: How a Guatemalan architect creates stunningly intricate furniture designs achievable only with a large format 3D printer.

arredamento stampato in 3d- Piegatto Truss chair
TRUSSCHAIR - 3D printed chaise longue

A sculpture machine – this is how an artist sees a 3D printer. To furniture designer, architect, and artist Alejandro Estrada, his 3D printer is a tool on par with a hammer and chisel. He didn’t choose this method because it was faster, cheaper, or easier. He creates with a 3D printer because it expands what’s possible in design and challenges his imagination.

“When you know how to draw a line it’s completely unimportant if it’s with a stick, with your hand, with a pencil, or with a computer,” he says. “And when you know how to draw a line and you find much more accurate ways of doing so, then you take this new way of doing to create a work of art.”

Estrada’s art includes contemporary furniture design through additive manufacturing, specifically with the technology of Italian printer manufacturer WASP.

CASE STUDY AT A GLANCE

Type of Print: Final Piece - 3D printed chaise longue
Options: Injection Molding vs FDM
Industry: Furniture
3D Print Volume: 1 per week on average
Print Material: Various PLA, wood composite pellets
Printer selected: Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0
Printer investment: $40,000 with accessories
Time to ROI: Expected: 1.5 years

Piegatto - Truss Chair
The Piegatto Truss chair in natural amber biopolymer from NatureWorks. (Source: Piegatto)

Art Meets Technology in Unique and Beautiful Ways

Estrada’s 3D printed furniture isn’t just an expression of art, it’s an expression of additive manufacturing technology itself because he only produces pieces that can’t be made any other way. “If it looks like you can do it with your hands or it can be done with another machine, then I think it doesn’t make any sense to 3D print it,” he says.

Some designers might imagine a chair then look for a unique way to produce it. Instead, Estrada begins with the method – the 3D printer – and then, with an intimate understanding of its capabilities, imagines what type of chair only it could produce.

And with this approach the Truss line of outdoor furniture was born. Retailing in exclusive designer furniture galleries in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, each piece of Estrada’s furniture created by his company, Piegatto, is a solid, intricate object of art that is as beautiful as it is comfortable. Printed from biodegradable and weatherproof PLA with openings that create transparency, the chair stretches in some parts and stays sturdy in others.

Not many 3D printers are capable of producing prints at this level of complexity and size, and finding the right printer took Estrada time and testing.

Choosing the Right Printer and Material

Dozens of printer manufacturers display their machines at the IDTechEx Show in California every year. Estrada spoke with several and narrowed the companies to one that appeared to have the quality and scale he needed to create unique outdoor furniture. He traveled to Germany, conducted printing tests, and was very close to buying a machine, he says. “But the big problem was that we could only buy the material through them and, for the material alone, one chair was around $700. For what we wanted to do, it didn’t make any sense.”

The material had to be less expensive. Spools of filament, which start at $20 per kilogram, were out of the question for making a full-size chair. Instead, Estrada looked at thermoplastic materials in pellet form, which can run as low as $2.50 per kilogram.

More commonly used in injection molding, pellets are not only less expensive but come in a wider range of materials than filament, including a long list of recycled and sustainable products. Plus, because a high volume of pellet material is fed via a hopper into the extruder, pellet-based 3D printers typically can print large objects quicker than filament-based printers.

Sustainability is an important aspect of Piegatto’s designs. Not only should the furniture be made of sustainable materials but the process should create little waste, which is a hallmark of additive manufacturing.

For Estrada, 3D printing is a way to add even more beauty to an object. “We realized that we needed to do wise objects without waste, as the beauty of an object not only resides in what you see as a final product, but what … you practice in achieving that beauty.”

An Innovative Artist Meets an Innovative Printer

Material, size, and quality needs led Estrada to Italian printer manufacturer WASP (World’s Advanced Savings Project).

Known for its mission to 3D print clay houses to solve the world’s housing issues, WASP has grown over the years to offer a wide range of industrial printers for construction, architecture and design, art and culture, energy, medical devices, and food.

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Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0

Test prints on the Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 printer convinced Estrada to make the investment. Although WASP offers a printing service, purchasing the printer at $40,000 with accessories, made more sense, he says, not only because his design company is located in Guatemala City, Guatemala, some 10,000 miles away from WASP, but because his creative process required multiple iterations and testing

“Imagine all the trials and errors that we make,” says Estrada, “it would be impossible to do it with an outsource service.”

Piegatto’s two WASP printers (he also owns the Delta WASP 40100 Clay) run almost every day when there aren’t electricity blackouts, which are common in Guatemala. It takes six days to print one Truss chair and customer demand is high.

“We’re working on some modular benches for a shopping center, as well as some small pieces and vases,” says Estrada. “And the other thing is testing and more testing.”

Stay tuned to Piegatto for more innovative creations from Alejandro Estrada, a visionary pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing for design.


From Podalic Biomechanics to 3D Printing

Custom orthopedic shoes

Custom orthopedic shoes are orthotic devices for rehabilitation and treatment of foot pathological states. The production of orthopedic shoes has always been entrusted to the Orthopaedic Technician for the measures and to the Shoemaker for the realization, as per tradition.

The first step is to study the foot, with marks and measurements. In a simple case a wooden or synthetic shape, prefabricated and adapted to the measurements taken, is enough to get the job done. In the most complex cases, due to significant deformities, a plaster mold of the foot is made, so obtained, still raw, is then worked according to the principles of orthopedics and the technique to make the shoes.

Ortopedia Bennica Marasco

Over time, the techniques have been perfected and today we can obtain shoes that are effective and precisely tailored to the needs of the patient, with an exponential innovation in the diagnosis and care of the foot.

The 3D printing builds a new standard

Today, thanks to 3D printing, we can set a new standard in the production of orthopedic and custom shoes.

3D printing in the production of orthopedic and custom shoes.

With the 3D scanner, the digital shape of the foot is captured in a few moments and precisely. Specific software for medical devices processes the data in order to design the exact shape, based on the foot of the patient and the model chosen.Once the shape is digitally designed, it is sent to the 3D printer, in this case the Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 and with a good PLA the customized shape will be ready in a few hours

 3D printing production of orthopedic and custom shoes with Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0

The benefits of “digital customization”

The shape is “digitally customized” and brings great benefits:

  • Cost-saving not necessary to buy traditional pre-set forms anymore but from time to time ad hoc products are created for each individual customer and that product will have the possibility be modulated later on throughout the patient's life;
  • No warehouse not necessary to keep in store a large number of traditional pre-set shapes
  • Time-saving and cleanliness not necessary to have the chalk cast or change a traditional shape, also eliminating the necessity of hand milling and chalk.

Feet are very important parts of our bodies and taking care of them is essential.

Combining the artisanship of Bennica Marasco Orthopaedics and the technology of 3D Printers Delta WASP has helped improving, reducing and correcting the disorders related to the feet.

When you walk well, you live better.


"Virtual Evidence", application of WASP's 3D printers in the future of forensic disciplines

WASP technology also finds application in the "virtual evidence" analysis and in the future of forensic disciplines

It is known that 3D printing is now applied, fortunately, in many fields of application. One of the least known is perhaps forensic use. This sector today uses technological innovations resources that are applicable to biomedical sciences and forensic medicine with the related forensic disciplines.

In order to be solved, some cases require innovative three-dimensional comparison techniques called "analysis of virtual evidence".

The case of the Pioltello railway accident use WASP 3d printing technology to define the sequence of events.

The accident occurred on the morning of January 25th, 2018 on the Milan-Venice railway. The Trenord regional train 10452, full of commuters, coming from Cremona and heading to Milan Porta Garibaldi, derailed shortly after exiting the Pioltello-Limito station, towards Milan, causing three deaths and 46 injuries.

During the press conference was shown the computerized 3D reconstruction of the railway infrastructure and of the rolling stock. This reconstruction was carried out with highly innovative technologies for the analysis of Virtual Evidence and allowed the technical consultants, appointed by the Milan Public Prosecutor, to analyze the incident in detail, also through real simulations with 3D printing models in scale 1: 1.

Video of the press conference. (click here)

These models were created in the Scientific police labs, with the collaboration of WASP and the use of the Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 3D printer. They allowed to verify the morphological compatibility between the "markings" produced by the impact on the infrastructure elements and on the rolling stocks.

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Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0

The 3D technical representation of the railway accident

The Scientific Police Service proceeded with the three-dimensional representation of the entire section of the railway line (more than 2 km), from the so-called "zero point" to the "quiet point", reconstructing the dynamics of the event with computerized animations. It was particularly impressive the sequence from the minute 3.07 in which it was possible to see how the detachment of a piece of rail caused the train wheel to come off the track, causing the disastrous derailment.

https://youtu.be/J8miCk5LeWs
This is the video made by the Scientific Police with the whole 3D technical reconstruction of the railway accident.

Which potential developments can be envisaged in this area for the future?

The three-dimensional reconstruction of structures including damaged human parts will certainly find widespread in the forensic field, thanks to a further reduction in printing costs.

Moreover, the three-dimensional reproduction of the crime scene or of some interested areas will constitute another very useful application for the reconstruction of crime dynamics and victim’s death.

If you want to look to a future that is apparently a little further away, you can imagine being able to reproduce the chemical-biological characteristics of a fabric by 3D printing, with the possibility of making the assessment an examination that can be repeated several times on models in all and for all true to the original.

The Delta WASP 3D Printers reliability

The Delta WASP 3d printers reliability will allow the reproduction of models equipped not only with the external characteristics reflecting the original in the three dimensions, but also with its physical properties. The simulation of this Pioltello accident specific case defined with a greater degree of certainty than that achievable with traditional tools, in particular the succession of events that determined this specific derailment. If you want to look at a future that is apparently a little further away, you can imagine that it will be possible to reproduce the chemical-biological characteristics of a fabric by 3D printing. It will give the possibility of making the assessment an examination that can be repeated several times on models that are true to the original.


Technogym e WASP

Together with Technogym we present 3D printing in wellness

We had the opportunity to talk to the designers who work of Design Department of Technogym, the wellness giant. They explains us how large format 3D printing accelerate the company’s ability to innovate.

With yearly revenues above € 650 million in 2018, Cesena, Italy, based Technogym is one of the largest global operators in the wellness segment. Since it was founded in 1983 by Nerio Alessandri, the company has focused on key values such as environmental sustainability and innovation, which are clearly reflected in its state of the art Technogym Village headquarter. Here you will find its T-Factory and T-Research and Development Department, where over 130 engineers and designers have produced over 140 international patents and more than 93 trademarks.

The Research and Development Department plays a central role in the innovation process at Technogym, along with the Design Centre, which is responsible for the state-of-the-art product design and ergonomics. In the past few years, many of these innovations have been prototyped using a Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 3D printer.

Conceptualizing innovation

Technogym decided to work with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Delta architecture 3D printers and brought a 3D printer into their design department. “Our primary objective was to visualize and accurately represent our ideas, intended as the shapes of the parts we design as well as test how we are going to use these parts on our machines”.

In Technogym, he is in charge of conceptualizing technical tools and design the products that will arrive on the market. Needless to say, 3D printing has become a central part of workflow, drastically reducing errors during the product development phase and reducing lead time, especially for large size parts.

“In both the conceptualization phase and in the project assistance phase we need to be certain that what we model in CAD on a computer gives us the same answers in real physics as well. We need a component or product to convince us in real life, and not just on a monitor. At this time, this is a specific demand of the design department. Of course, the production teams are also always looking for a way to reduce the number of iterations in the production phase.

Why Technogym has chosen WASP technology

At the beginning the company was already using a small filament based system for prototyping in ABS, using a closed materials system. The choice to turn to WASP was dictated by the need to have a system that was easier and more intuitive to use, with lower maintenance costs and - in particular – that could produce very large parts without using support material that would need to be removed using environmentally toxic products.

Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 prints a component for Technogym

The choice fell on the Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0, which is now located inside a modeling center with sufficient space and tools to manage the full 3D printing workflow. A single system enables to company to produce between 15 and 20 parts, measuring as much as 30 cm in height, each month. The team use it mainly for 3D printing style models or to verify shapes, ergonomics and design elements. For this, they use mainly PLA-based materials, which are ideal for concept models and do not release toxic fumes during extrusion and deposition.

Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 in the Technogym Design Center

Larger, faster, better

“We chose the Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 system for a number of reasons”. “One is certainly its large print volume, which enables us to print much larger parts than an average 3D printer. We also appreciated its printing speed and the much lower cost of supported materials, which allows us to buy more material spools and conduct more tests. Since it uses an open materials system, we can also decide to change the type of filament anytime, as our needs change over time. In addition, while it may seem like a trivial issue, the ability to select a filament’s color is actually very important for us. It allows us to save the time it would take to paint the part or, if we do need to paint it in a light color, we can just print in white so that the colors can stand out without requiring a base layer of white paint. The Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 was also very easy to install and quite affordable for a system this large. Last but not least, it ensures a very high and repeatable quality standard of all the parts we print.”

An example of a component 3d printed with Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 for Technogym

Integration and innovation

Technogym’s development center makes intensive use of a number of machines to produce its functional prototypes. The company also often turns to external providers that can deliver mock-ups and prototypes on demand. 3D printing allowed the company to accelerate this process by ensuring that a part is error free even before the final prototype is completed and the actual final parts go into production.

“It is extremely important to have this kind of ability when you work on developing innovative concepts that have never been done, or even tried, before”. “This ability to rapidly innovate has made Technogym a global and technological leader in the wellness segment. Successfully integrating large format 3D printing into our workflow is going to continue to represent a key advantage for us going forward.


WASP technical sponsor of the Expo Dubai 2020 Design Competition Winner

Delta WASP 3MT experiences the 3D printed tissue

Our pay off is: Your dimension, Your material, Our solution and every day WASP works to create a network and give tailored answers.

Shapemode is a design studio specialized in digital fabrication and innovative additive printing technologies, based in Milan. When Shapemode asked us to collaborate with them on the SIKKA project, a unique project based on the innovative combination of textiles and 3D printing technology, we eagerly accepted. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHze7Kbk6Dg&t=2s

Delta WASP 3MT prints large formats and has been strategic to achieve the final results and allow the team to go beyond experimentation, up to the final production.

The project is based on the innovative combination of rigid materials with flexible materials and thanks to an experimental process, a 3D printed tissue was created.

Realized by a team of architects and designers from the Polytechnic and the NUMEN Institute SIKKA opens a new era in the texile industry. The prototyping process involves 3D printing with FDM technology (3D pellet printing) on ​​elastic tissue. Once the tension has ceased, the tissue generates a selective deformation of the surface and extremely complex surface bendings. The composite tissue is folded, cut and / or laminated to obtain further aesthetic and functional effects. Although experimental this process translates into visually convincing surfaces with unique performance characteristics.

SIKKA breaks new ground in digital textile technology and will have the honor of representing Italian innovation during next year’s Expo event to be held in the UAE from October 2020 to April 2021 and, even before that, at other national events focusing on design. The Design Competition, at its seventh edition in 2019, focuses on the creation of innovative projects and prototypes given by the collaboration between local companies and designers under the age of 35.

Shapemode won the competition as the best of the 20 projects selected to be exhibited at Expo 2020.

The combination of elastic and plastic tissue had already been tested in small elements, but the SIKKA project brought this experience to a large object for the first time thanks to Delta WASP 3MT printers. 


Feel the Peel - WASP

WASP 3D prints food and recycled polypropylene in a circular economy

WASP has participated as a technical sponsor in this brilliant project Feel the Peel thanks to which you can drink an orange juice from an orange peel cup. In order to create the orange peel cups, the bioplastic is heated and melted to form 3D printing filament.

Feel the Peel - WASP
Credits Carlo Ratti Studio

The 3D printer Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 resides in the middle of the juice bar. Visitors can watch as their cup is created and then filled with juice.

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Credits Carlo Ratti Studio

“The principle of circularity is a must for today’s objects,” explains Carlo Ratti. “Working with Eni, we tried to show circularity in a very tangible way, by developing a machine that helps us to understand how oranges can be used well beyond their juice.”

After the drink is finished, the cup can be recycled. It could potentially be broken down and re-made into another cup to keep the circular economy going. Technically the “Feel the Peel” prototype is a 3-meter high orange squeezer machine, topped by a dome filled with 1,500 oranges. When someone orders a juice, oranges slide down into the squeezer. Juice is produced on one side. On the other side, peels are stored and transformed into bioplastic through drying and milling.

Feel the Peel GIF - WASP
3D Printing bioplastic with Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0

The bioplastic is heated and melted and used to feed a Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 3D printer incorporated into the system to produce sustainable cups, which in turn can be used to drink orange juice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx9missz73A

WASP has already printed food and knows that it will take research and time to talk about ready processes. However, we liked the idea of ​​Carlo Ratti and participated in the proposed project for our general vision linked to the circular economy.

Gluten Free Corner: 3D printing for people with celiac disease

WASP already printed food in 2017 and is aware of the complexity of this area. We successfully printed gluten-free dought for people with celiac disease: this project is called Gluten Free Corner.

Gluten Free Corner

With the Gluten Free Corner it will be possible to 3D print 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.

RIGENERA Project: wind turbines 3D printed from recycled polypropylene

Credits Angelo Mirabelli Designer

WASP also presented at the Maker Faire 2019 in Rome a circular economy process called RIGENERA that from the waste plastic recovered through 3D printing creates wind turbines to generate electricity.

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3D Printed recycled polypropylene

The material used for 3D printing with Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 is 100% recycled polypropylene pellet. The RIGENERA project as the Feel the Peel project responds to one of the central contemporary topics linked to common health and wellness: the recycling of materials through 3D printing.


Italdron revolutionizes drone production using Carbon Nylon and WASP 3D printing

The greatest value in terms of business and knowledge is formed at the crossroads of revolutionary technologies

Among the newest generations of products, drones are among those that best embody the concept of innovation. Not only for their technical characteristics, but also for the cutting-edge technologies used to develop and build them. As a manufacturing process, 3D printing is increasingly used within the drone production cycle, mainly for prototyping.

Italdron, an Italian company specializing in the design and production of innovative commercial drones, has been using 3D printing since 2014 and has further raised the bar by collaborating with WASP for the production of its latest, futuristic models. This latest application case clearly demonstrates how the right AM technology is now mature enough to ensure reliable final components and, at the same time, significantly reduce development times and costs.

Meet Italdron

Italdron was founded by three young entrepreneurs aiming to develop a service market using drones. Starting from aninnovative idea, the company has grown into the manufacturer with the highest number of Remote Piloted Aircraft (APR) authorized for flight by ENAC (the Italian National Civil Aviation Authority), as well as the first Italian manufacturer of professional drones to be licensed for "post-production flights".

Can it fly?

For its drone development and production needs, Italdron decided to turn to WASP’s 3D printing systems, integrating them within the production process . The relationship between WASP and Italdron has been going on for years, first with rapid prototyping and then gradually moving towards production of final components.

"We use WASP printers for different sectors: from production of mechanical tools, such as forklift hooks, to the creation of particular molds used to produce the drone body," explained Marco Solfrini, Italdron's design engineer. “We often work on customized vehicles. In most cases, in fact, the basic drone remains the same, but it needs to be customized to meet the customer's specific needs. WASP 3D printers are key for us given their precision and the significant printing height they can achieve”.

https://youtu.be/CmFQ34nrpMk

Italdron currently has 3 WASP printers, two Delta WASP 2040 and a latest-generation Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 optimized for printing technical materials. The printers of the Industrial 4.0 Line can be networked and therefore managed directly from any mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

An innovative chamber system controlled up to 80 °C, with "Hot and Cold Technology" mechanical cooling, allows for optimal printing of advanced polymers and composites. A camera insidethe printer is used to monitor the print progress remotely. Thanks to these innovations, the printers can work 24 hours a day, producing both prototypes for testing and flying drone components, allowing the Italdron team to be able to evaluate their functionality and to detect any mechanical issue. In this way, the team can have tangible feedback on the project in extremely short times. The Delta WASP printers are able to print 24 hours a day because of their very robust mechanics, making them virtually indestructible.

Benefits of AM integration

"WASP 3D printing technology enabled us to speed up the production process and reduce costs," continues Solfrini. "In addition, they supported in every way. When you turn to WASP, you can count on an efficient customer support service. They help you at every stage, you can exchange ideas and develop new solutions. This relationship has greatly facilitated us in introducing this technology into our production cycle in a stable way ".Currently all the caps - which form the drone's hull - are 3D printed using Carbon Nylon filaments, to be installed on the final models. The choice of using Carbon Nylon as the main material for parts is tied toits excellent ratio between flexibility and resistance even at high temperatures: the latter, in particular, is fundamental to ensure that every Italdron drone can operate efficiently in the open air –where it is subjected to the most diverse climatic conditions.

Solfrini also emphasized how current AM technologies can provide a real added value for industrial production, and are destined to find more and more space in this area: “3D printing represents one of the key production tools of the future on an industrial level – he says. It is destined to play a more dominant role in production processes by integrating perfectly with technologies such as CNC and other machine tools. In our case it is a fundamental step: our drones, in fact, are assembled by combining pieces made of carbon, aluminum and 3D printed Carbon Nylon. This allows us to significantly reduce the weight of the vehicle, without sacrificing efficiency and robustness".

The collaboration between Italdron and WASP is not only a perfect example of "Made in Italy" innovation, but a strong demonstration of how the AM solutions offered by the Massa Lombarda company are now true technological enablers, which can help to address critical issues and improve traditional production process.


parti stampate in 3D in fibra di carbonio

WASP realizes Carbon Fiber 3d printed parts on demand for Italian Speed Championship

WASP, the first and leading Italian manufacturer of advanced Delta 3D printers, has been pushing the additive manufacturing industry in new directions since it was founded by Massimo Moretti in 2012.

The latest evolutions are now heading towards leveraging the consolidated and highly reliable cinematics of its delta systems to address industrial-level end-use part production. With the introduction of the new INDUSTRIAL line 4.0, WASP supports the use of production grade material – such as the Nylon Carbon – for a growing range of products.

parti stampate in 3D in fibra di carbonio

One such application highlights the versatility and accessibility of the Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 for a racing team – competing in the Italian Speed Championship (CIV) – to bring, for the first time, a 3D printer inside the box, producing real racing parts.

https://youtu.be/YMkrNUB7pzo
NYLON CARBON 3D PRINTED ON Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0

There is no doubt in my mind that having this technology inside the paddock represents a paradigm shift in the world of racing,” explained Flavio Gioia, the R&D Manager at WASP.

You could theoretically replace the many parts that teams have to carry around with just a few spools of technical materials and a 3D printer.”

This approach is similar to that outlined by NASA for the future of long-distance space travel. However, its benefits are just as clear in a fast moving segment such as motorcycle racing: drastically reducing the time and cost for transporting spare parts can be a game changer. “All you need to do is take the filament with you and shape it up as you need it.

Carbon fiber 3d printer

To respond to challenging requests as well as process reliability and parts repeatability: the new Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 proved to be the ideal solution. This model is the natural evolution of WASP’s original Delta WASP 2040. It leverages the same general kinematics with the same cylindrical printing volume (20 cm diameter by 40 cm height) and its industry-recognized reliability.

The new line INDUSTRIAL 4.0 improves on the UI and UX, with a new capacitive touchscreen, a remote control system, and a live camera. Most of all, it introduces a new Hot and Cold technology with a new heated chamber, controlled up to 80°, and active cooling of the mechanics .

FRONT BRAKE AIR CONVEYOR 3D PRINTED ON Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 USING NYLON CARBON
FRONT BRAKE AIR CONVEYOR 3D PRINTED ON Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0 USING NYLON CARBON

Hot and Cold technology of WASP printers allows the control of room temperature up to 80°C and cools down the mechanics making the print of technical materials easier.

This technology facilitates the use of technical materials such as nylon-carbon composites. Further improvements such as the aluminum heated plate and WASP’s auto-calibration system ensure even higher reliability during the print, as does the sensor on the chamber’s door, which ensures the heat is kept inside.

Carbon fiber 3d print

WASP and Toccio Racing have chosen the Nylon Carbon for its strength and lightweight properties, which makes it an ideal material even for extreme conditions, such as high speed racing at 300 Km/h.

The growing use of composite materials is very relevant and shows how 3D printing is shifting from a tool for visual prototyping to functional prototyping and even direct production when needed.” Flavio Gioia explained.

This is a key underlying trend for all 3D printing. Nylon CFR composites in particular are in very high demand due to the material’s excellent properties, especially for end-use parts such as those produced by a bike or automotive team."

Carbon Fiber 3d printed parts WITH Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0
Carbon Fiber 3d printed parts WITH Delta WASP 2040 INDUSTRIAL 4.0

One of the most significant new developments is that we are making things easier to do than they used to be.” Gioia explains. “From our point of view as 3D print solutions providers, we continue to work toward this goal, without forgetting that a big impact comes from material research and the use of higher performance polymers and composites."

Gioia goes on to highlight how recent government incentives allowed some companies more freedom in exploring new technologies. “We always strive to find solutions to the many and very different requirements that our clients present to us. All this keeping in mind that several of them are now mature adopters of 3D printing, and they know what they want."

The ability to print directly on-location, on demand and, literally, on the go, parts that can be used during the race, such as, for example, the brake’s air conveyor, gives our clients more freedom with these ad-hoc components, the bike’s configuration can be customized based upon track-specific requirements. The team can also use 3D printers to replace parts that are damaged in a fall, which results in significant economic benefits as well.

In the DNA of WASP there is the continuous research and improvement of the machines. I think that this attitude derives directly from a genuine curiosity and from the passionate investigation of discovery. Printing in the paddock at 300 per hour is just one of many daily challenges”, Gioia says with a smile.


DELTA WASP 3D printers collaborate in the investigations of the Italian Police

Polizia scientifica

WASP, thanks to its dealer “RS Components”, participated in the creation of an innovative 3D printing lab for the Central Anti-Crime Direction of the Italian Police.

Rendering in 3D del Laboratorio realizzato per la Direzione centrale Anticrimine della Polizia di Stato
Render of the Laboratory created for the Central Anti-Crime Direction of the Italian Police

Into this innovative laboratory there are some Delta WASP 3d printers, thermoplastic filaments, fluid materials and customized electronic benches, chosen to satisfy the operators' specific needs. The 3D printing lab will be improved soon with additional technologies, to better intercept the changing needs of a constantly evolving sector like this one.

Ingresso Laboratorio
Laboratory entrance

To meet the extremely specific needs and requirements of the Central Anti-Crime Direction of the Italian Police, 3D printers have been supplied with extruders both for plastic polymers (FDM) and for fluid-dense materials (LDM). Now this laboratory represents a real technological innovation hub, the only one in the Italian panorama that attracts interest from the other law enforcement agencies too.
The printers chosen for this technological innovation hub are: Power WASP, Delta WASP 2040 TURBO2, Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL, Delta WASP 60100 and Delta WASP 4070 Pro (equipped with the Clay Kit for ceramics).

Stampante 3d professionale Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL

Our aim is to respond to the primary man’s needs such as home, food, energy, art, health and of course safety using the 3D printing technology.

Visita al laboratorio del Capo della Polizia  di Stato Franco Gabrielli
Visit to the laboratory of the Italian Police Chief Franco Gabrielli

DELTA WASP 3MT at BURNING MAN in the NEVADA Desert

The Burning Man Festival takes place every year since 1991 in Black Rock City, Nevada desert, with a mood that is very reminiscent of Mad Max. The most important event from which it takes its name is the great fire of a big wooden puppet. This tradition continues since 1986, when Larry Harvey and Jerry James, the Festival's founders, celebrated the summer solstice burning a big puppet on San Francisco's Baker Beach. The spirit of the event is wild and is described by the organizers as a sort of "social experiment", where everyone can feel free to express himself with performances, dances, exhibitions and even workshops.

One of the peculiarities of the Burning Man Festival is the massive presence of mutant vehicles, cars transformed in the most bizarre and creative possible ways. Another important peculiarity is the payment with barter exchange. Participating at the Burning Man Festival is a unique experience full of adrenaline, an opportunity to bring out our most authentic side, without constraints, limits or rules.

In the center of the Festival reserved area every year is build a structure representing the Burning Man Temple: it respect the Festival principles such as "Civic Responsibility" and "Leaving No Traces".

It is one of the most significant places of the Burning Man Festival, it represents a portal for healing, sharing emotional experiences, creating deep connections with yourself and with the others. Then it will be burned down during the last day.

The temple is a special place for the community to pray, to heal and to release pain. It is a place where to cry together for losses, whether it is a loved one or an elderly person.

At the 2018 Burning Man Festival, the famous Architect Arthur Mamou-Mani designed and built the Galaxia Temple. It celebrated hope in the unknown, in the stars, planets, black holes, in the movement that unites us in whirling galaxies of dreams. Galaxia was formed by 20 wooden trusses that converged like a spiral towards a point into the sky.

The triangular trusses formed different paths towards a central space ending with a gigantic 3D printed mandala, the heart of Galaxia. The first wooden modules started large enough to contain small alcoves where people could write in peace the messages that would be burned with the Temple. Then, while people were walking on the path under Galaxia, the wooden modules rose and became thinner towards the sky in order to reach the central mandala.

In the center of Galaxia's heart there was a collection of objects that fell from various heights from the highest part of the temple ceiling. These objects represented the tears of the people inside the "healing from pain" Temple. These objects were 3D printed with bio-plastic materials on Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL thanks to the open source software Silkworm for Grasshopper3D.

3D Printed Teardrop is the name of the single object created by WASP for Galaxia. It represented the tears of sadness and joy that condensed into a central incandescent movement.​ Then they rose towards the sky while under these suspended tears there was a ripple in the ground, representing the expected tear’s fall.

Here is an image before the realization:

The project was designed in London, the code optimization work was managed remotely by WASP in Massa Lombarda. The fifty 3D Printed Teardrop pieces were realized in Reno with a Delta WASP 3MT printer installed inside The Generator, a space dedicated to the construction of various Burning Man facilities.

The partnership with Studio Arthur Mamou-Mani is a milestone for WASP. WASP founded a WASP HUB in London that collaborates with the Studio in the creation and production of 3D printed pieces of various sizes and materials for international projects.

This video shows the construction of the colossal Galaxia Temple of Burning Man 2018:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI45EWdyPHU

You must know that all the activities dedicated to the realization of the Festival are managed by volunteers. The management behind a similar event is huge, but all the volunteers are drove by: a great passion for the project, vision, utopia and love.

Davide and Cristiano from WASP Team flew to Reno to participate voluntarily and actively in the event. The report was made by Cristiano often in bad conditions, which makes it truly authentic.

https://youtu.be/GuxfpltBjF4

Here you can see some moments lived by Davide and Cristiano during the event: one of the most exciting of these was the marriage of Arthur.

This fantastic video shows one of the central events of the Festival. We will always be grateful to Davide and Cristiano that allowed us to burn our letters with the temple of healing from pain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D7lmFgFq98

In the pictures above you can see our guys engaged in one of the most important phases: cleaning the desert. Volunteers clean the site so that nothing remains of the passage of the human being. For this reason, during the event, water, food and waste are meticulously managed and controlled.


sammontana 3d stand

WASP & Fabio Novembre together for SAMMONTANA

ICE-DREAM project: a WASP new collection of printed furtniture 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 3d printed furniture 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.

ICE DREAM
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 printed funiture, sustainable bioplastic objects in 3D printed with Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0.
Designed by Fabio Novembre

DELTA WASP 3M INDUSTRIAL
stampante 3d industriale

Large scale 3D printed art installation

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

DELTA WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0
stampante 3d industriale