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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.

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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.

HONDA R&D Europe - official uniform

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.


The rugged motorcycle with 3d printed components

3D printed motorcycle parts

3D printed electric motorcycle components

From the partnership between the innovative Design of E-Racer and the technical experience of WASP, a new electric 3d printed motorcycle is born: The Rugged.

In fact, the E-Racer Design Team asked us to join forces to create components for a new motorcycle: a redesign and optimization of the previous one ZERO FXS. We suddenly replied that we were really excited to collaborate in this innovative project. WASP, since the beginning, works with research Teams that share the dream to make the World a better place.

E-Racer, with this electrical motorcycle, cooperates to achieve this visionary goal. That’s the way this partnership has born: WASP has provided his technical skills in technical materials and in 3d printing.

3D printed electric motorcycle parts by WASP and E-Racer

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Design Team

E-Racer is an Italian Company that works designing motorcycles and scooters for other corporations. The founder is Aldo De Giovanni: after years of working behind the scenes, he decided to collect his experience and to build a Designers Team.

The E-Racer Team works as an external consultant for Companies that want to create innovative motorcycles. They have already created projects for italian chinese, and vietnamite market.

Design is always at the core production with clay models, sketches and renders that are combined with the most advanced technology like 3d printing and robotics. This is the perfect mix between craftsmanship and automation.

E-Racer: an innovative Designers Team

front side of the electrical motorcycle The Rugged

Back view of the electrical motorcycle The Rugged

The Rugged: 3d printed electrical motorcycle

The Rugged has been redesigned from a 2018 model to be optimized: his production and distribution is scheduled for 2020 fall. Due to the short term, E-Racer decided to rely on WASP for the production of some components: carter, riding, tail, lateral frames and tank

The redesign made from the Team has allowed the parts shapes to reach the essential, improving the functionality and making the motorcycle lighter.

The parts are 3D printed in ABS and then they are sanded and treated with protective coat Line-X. This process makes them more resistant to the weathering and adds durability to the material.

Why 3d printing?

  • lighter components
  • direct production without molds
  • customization
  • simultaneous creation of different parts
  • particular shapes
  • waste reduction
  • controlled thickness
  • no need for draft angles
  • assembling ABS pieces with acetone
Printer Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL X prints an ABS part

3D printing leads a great advantage to the components production: you can pass directly from modelling to the creation of the object, without other processes.
This allows to rapidly shorten the productive line and to vary the pieces’ shape without additional costs.

Customized motorcycle parts

The creation of the parts with 3d printers permits their customizing and to achieve exclusive design. You can design parts with different shapes, that couldn’t be possible with the usual industrial process. This allows also to avoid molds cost, difficult to amortize in short time.

Another benefit of 3d printing production is the opportunity to simultaneously create pieces in different printers. You can subdivide the components into several parts and print them in the same time, speeding up even more the manifacturing.

Fully customizable: each motorcycle is unique thanks to 3d printing

The rugged motorcycle with 3d printed components

Not only prototypes, with technical materials you can print ready-to-use products.

3D printing has always been seen as a prototyping method to have a quick response of the model in reality. With the materials science progress, 3D printing can use technical materials with high resistance and mechanical properties suitable for an actual application. To print these parts, we decided to use ABS, a thermopolymer widely used thanks to its proprieties of resistance, flexibility and lightness.

logo detail of the rugged, 3d printed electrical motorcycle

detail of under saddle of the electrical motorcycle the rugged

ABS filament

A technical material with high-shock resistance

The chosen material is ABS: it is a technical material that resists to shocks and to extreme temperature changes

It is often used for replacement parts because compared to other materials, like PLA, it is warp resistant after big temperature changes and usually tends to avoid crumbling. In addition, his friction coefficient is really low, so the extrusion turns out simple.

With ABS you can also subdivide components, print them separately and then reassembly them with acetone and a plaster made with ABS melted in acetone.

Thanks to the hot chamber of the printer Delta WASP INDUSTRIAL X, it has been possible to print big pieces (the bigger one is 70cm!).

Line-X

applicazione della vernice protettiva Line-x su una componente stampata 3D della moto The Rugged

Line-X is a professional treatment that, applied at high temperature and pressure, binds permanently to components. 

It is the distinctive effect that we often see in motorcycles and pick ups: a porous and knurled paint that gives style and strength to vehicles. It is formed by a hardener and a resin, that contrast the abrasion of the underlying material.

Professional 3d printer

Delta WASP INDUSTRIAL X 4070 is the ideal printer to create industrial objects.In fact his heated chamber and cooled mechanic permit to fastly print big pieces with technical material. As with The Rugged components, thank to the big capacity of the volume (40cm x 70cm), It was not a problem to print each kind of pieces size.


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.


illuminated 3D printed wall

A 3D printed installation with bioplastics

It is confirmed once again that the WASP HUB network is a winner player for the realization of large format works.

WASP Hub Macerata, Design For Craft and the WASP HUB network have in fact printed 360 elements in wood-filled bioplastic with the 3D printer WASP 3MT HDP.

allestimento stampato in 3d WASP hub Macerata

WASP 3MT HDP is the perfect 3D printer for the digital manufacture of installations and furnishings. Thanks to the pellet technology, therefore and the possibility of printing directly the granule directly, the production costs are lower, and the productivity is higher.

“We designed and produced a small series of support for smartphones that also work as a passive loudspeaker for the Grottini Retail Environments Company. To realize them it was used the same geometry used in the design of the walls of their Agorà exhibition space (at the Euroshop in Düsseldorf) and the same material. The aim is to offer visitors a complete and totally personalized experience”
WASP Hub Macerata - Design For Craft

3d printed installation

The Grottini Company booth at the Euroshop, called Agorà, was designed by an international and multidisciplinary team with the aim of creating a rich and engaging experience, that can involve all the senses, thanks to the co-presence of multimedia technologies who work in a coordinated way with design.

Design for Craft (WASP Hub Macerata) supplied the panels that make up the perimeter walls of the space, realizing them through digital additive manufacturing powered by PLA pellets.

The design of these elements is the result of a biomimetic design attitude, born from the observation of the "endoskeleton" present in some plants, such as cacti, for example. The fibrous members of the interior of a cactus, in fact, were acquired using a 3D scanner, through a reverse-engineering process, it was translated into an algorithm that describes its morphological genesis using the Grasshopper parametric modeling software.

In this way the software developed different designs by simply varying some of the algorithm inputs: in that way it was possible to design 6 variants generated by the same original model to obtain a variability of design on the entire surface to be managed, about 190 square meters.

parete allestimento stampato in 3d WASP hub Macerata

The production of the 360 panels took place thanks to a large 3D printer: WASP 3MT HDP.

The material used is a PLA and wood powder bioplastic; these, besides having characteristics of biodegradability, have given the produced elements a natural-looking finish reminiscent of natural wood.

allestimento stampato in 3d WASP hub Macerata - parete esterna

The final appearance of the walls is particularly scenographic: the variability along the vertical direction it’s a sort of shrinking wave, the visual transparency between inside and outside gives dynamism to the entire surface.

Credits:
Project and images: Design For Craft

Large scale 3D printer

Stampante 3d

WASP 3MT HDP is the 3D printer designed for massive prints. With the technology High Definition Pellet, you can print Pellet material fastly and precisely. Pellet granules are 10x cheaper than filaments and they reduce the printing time. In plus, you can print 24/7 thanks to the Continuous Feeding System.


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.


Digital Fabrication and Art in dialogue by WASP Hub Venice

Digital fabrication processes, 3D printing, bioplastic and the union between technology and craftsmanship are the elements that make possible new processes of creation and artwork reproduction, in an absolutely detailed, rapid and economic way.

Fablab Venice was recently involved in the creation of a large-format artworks, in collaboration with the London art-gallery SoShiro and starting from a scale sketch by the artist Arlene Wandera.

The work, with a strong symbolic meaning, represents a female figure wearing a large metal necklace, a symbolic representation of the typical jewels of the pokot people. In fact, the artist's work focuses on the issues of everyday life and female empowerment.

Manufacturing follows an articulated process, which explores the great potential of digital fabrication in the artistic field: the 20 cm high sketch, created by hand by Wandera, was scanned obtaining a detailed digital model; this was divided into portions and optimized for 3D printing and subsequent assembly.
For the printing phase, Fablab Venezia used Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL 4.0, Delta WASP 60100 and Delta WASP 3MT with filament extruder, the material used is PLA.

The assembly phase was followed by the post-production and finishing of the sculpture, using special resins and plaster, the process ended with the roller and brush painting.
For the production of the necklace structure, milling, laser cutting, and hot bending techniques were used.

The result is a powerful work, an exact reproduction of the scale model; the English gallery, at its first experience with digital fabrication, was pleasantly impressed by the intrinsic potential of a technology, 3D printing, which is increasingly venturing towards new applications, beyond prototyping in the manufacturing field.

Credits:
Article text and images: Fablab Venezia


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. 


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 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.


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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

3d printed vase, spheres composition

An unprecedented art collection of 3D printed vases by WASP and Andrea Salvatori

collezione d'arte stampata in 3d, sfera

Ikebana Rock’n’Roll is the first art collection of 3D printed vases born by the dialogue between Delta WASP 40100 Clay and the artist Andrea Salvatori. It will go on stage at THE POOL NYC in Milan from 3rd April to 31st May 2019.

The one between Andrea Salvatori and 3D printing is an unprecedented, exuberant and at the same time composed confrontation, made of fleeting imperfections and reasoned pauses, which originates from an innate conflict between human creation and technical artifice, between man and machine.
The machine, in this case, is the 3D printer Delta WASP 40100 Clay, designed by WASP to be at the side of the ceramists throughout the artistic process, radically rethinking the idea of the work thanks to the innovative opportunities offered by digital fabrication.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5BrO1g6BNM

The 3D printing is the symbol of a new artistic current, the result of unique digital repertoires and still not employed by contemporary art. The collaboration between WASP and the Master aims to outline new artistic scenarios, in which mechanical routines and sculptural gestures coexist in the compositional dialogue of the work, generating unique3D printed vases .
Salvatori conceives this relationship with an extremely fascinating intuition: to tamper with the perfection of printing with a miscellany of ceramic insertions. The process of depositing the material and setting the spheres is a central theme in the Ikebana Rock’n’Roll collection, to the point of convincing Salvatori to name the works “Composition 40100”, as if they originated from a musical dialogue of the most varied tones. The artist upsets the algorithm reiterated slavishly by the machine with imperfect musical accents, the result from time to time of spontaneous actions and reasoned processes.

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The ikebanes, proposed by Andrea Salvatori in the exhibition, transcend the experimental limits of an abstract investigation, representing a concrete territory in which 3D printing and ceramic art co-exist synergistically. The Master challenges the confrontation with the public, becoming also in this sector, precursor of a new genre in which WASP feels itself fully represented.


3D printed Mannequins at FAB14

3D printed mannequins at the main event of FAB14

At FAB14 2018, WASP Hub Madrid, in collaboration with FABRICADEMY, presents the first series of mannequins 3D printed with the Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL using the pellet extruder, a technology that could print a single mannequin just in 3 hours.

3D printing at WASP Hub in Madrid

Digital manufacturing and innovation. Fab14 is the international event during which every year over 1200 FabLab, coming from various parts of the world, meet to discuss and share the results achieved so far thanks to their research and their experiments. It is also an opportunity to create important collaborations for the future.

Esp0sizione a Parigi photo credits FABRICADEMY

After the opening event held in Paris, the FabCitySummit, this year Fab14, unfolds in different stages and locations in France, which have been chosen according to the issues addressed: agriculture and food, ecology, economy, education, energy , mobility, science and research, solidarity, until the "main event" in Toulouse, from 16 to 22 July, which will be dedicated to digital manufacturing.

The mannequins with the FABRICADEMY's leaders are exhibited both at the inaugural event in Paris and at the closing event in Toulouse, where on July 20 and 21, Gianluca Pugliese of WASP Iberia will be present.

The Delta WASP 3 MT is a multi-tools printer that allows you to create objects in complete freedom. It can be equipped with several extruders and in this specific case, the pellet extruder (the one which prints directly from granes) was used

For information: info@wasp3d.es

WASP hub Madrid in collaboration with


Bikechair

3D printed postural sitting

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

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

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

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

DELTA WASP 3M INDUSTRIAL

3D Printed Teardrop by WASP Hub London

3DPrinted Teardrop is a fragment of our central piece for Galaxia - It represents our tears of sadness and joy condensing in a central glowing movement elevating towards the sky and the centre of the temple 2018 for Burning Man.

The Galaxia temple consist of 20 timber trusses pointing towards one point in the sky, and will contain a 3D printed teardrop at its center, which serves as the temple’s mandala—a representation of the universe in Buddhist and Hindu symbolism.

Below this suspended teardrop will be a ripple in the ground, depicting the teardrop’s anticipated fall, while the timber sections will provide small alcoves in which attendees can write messages to be burned with the temple.

These bio-plastic pieces are generated with the open-source software Silkworm for Grasshopper3D, creating a fine mesh in its centre to scatter the light.


3d printed motorcycle fairing

LACAMA, 3d printed motorcycle fairing by WASP Hub Madrid

3d printed motorcycle fairing, great project developed by WASP Hub Madrid for Italian Volt, a start-up founded in 2016, for the production of fully customizable electric motorcycles under the Lacama brand.

WASP Hub Madrid has developed and tested a workflow that allows to print, with the 3D printer Delta WASP 3MT industrial, the fairing of the electric motorcycle in one piece and in technical material, Polyamide with carbon fiber.

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The collaboration with Italian Volt, has been a success because thanks to the 3D printing process optimized for the company, each Lacama motorcycle can be a unique example. It can be customized according to the customer's taste and without having to create expensive injection molds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5CL5OuswHc&ab_channel=ItalianVolt

3d Lamps by WASP Hub Venice

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

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

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

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Telescopic Lights Project by WASP Hub Mantova

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

Material: PLA/pet-G

T: componibile, variabile, adattabile

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

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Inspiration:

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

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

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

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

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Technical details:

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

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

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

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3D Printing Light Contest

Winner Project

Aureal Twist di Marco Parnasi

BRIEF

The 3d printing light contest aims to collect new projects that focus on spotlight topic especially referring to 3d printing potentiality.

According to Wasp vision about new scenarios of self-production, as imagined in “Shamballa”, the contest request is to design an innovative spotlight  (free light point, lampshade, table lamp, ceiling light, floor lamp, lighting objects) capable of reinterpreting light essence towards the creation of an iconic object, completely 3d printed.

The FDM technology with thermoplastic transparent pellet, as permitted with Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL, allows complex geometries fabrication with specific material and aesthetic features.

Participants are asked to design one object that may enhance those properties and finally be part of object collection made with Delta WASP 3MT.

Technical notes for design:

The light’s design (just one piece is permitted) must embed 3d printing settings of Delta WASP 3MT;

3d printing area_max area: a circle with 800 mm diameter; max height: 900 mm

3dprinting resolution_nozzle diameter: 3mm

layer height: 0,5

max slope: 35°

JURY

Giorgio Gurioli

Gurioli Design

Massimo Moretti

CEO WASProject

Enrico Bassi

Open Dot Digital Fabrication Manager

AWARD

The winning proposal, selected by the jury, will be printed at Milan Triennale on March 2nd-3rd-4th, 2018 in the permanent space of OpenDot and will remain on display for the following period.

The winner will receive, as a prize, the object printed after the end of the exhibition.

EVALUATION PARAMETERS

  • 3d printing duration (see some reference objects printed with Delta WASP 3MT)
  • 3d printing optimization
  • Aesthetic value
  • Versatility

Gem Lamp
Nicola WaspTeam
Height: 900 mm
Layer: 1,2 mm – monolayer
Time: 4 ore

Abstract Branch
Kesra Mansuri Thingiverse
Height: 550 mm
Layer: 1,2 mm – monolayer
Time: 8 ore

Rigatona Chair
Gurioli Design
Height: 500 mm
Layer: 0,5 mm – monolayer
Time: 20 ore

Comparison of size and printing time

PARTECIPATION

Free admission.

Competitors categories: designer, architects, students. Competitors can join the competition in teams that can be composed of any number of a team member.

Submission material:

ZIP folder named as Proposaltitle.zip (max: 20 MB) to send to email address contest@wasproject.it containing:

  • 3d model in STL format (closed solid), named as Proposaltitle.stl;
  •  Image in JPEG format (dimensions 1920 x 1080 pixels, 150 dpi) showing the proposal and the specific use conditions, named as Proposaltitle.jpg;
  • Subscription form, signed by competitor/leader (in case of team) and scanned in JPEG format, named as Modulo di adesione_Proposaltitle.jpg;
  • Personal data in PDF format (format A4) with name, surname, birthdate, job, town, email address of competitor/leader (in case of a team), named as Anagrafica_Proposaltitle.pdf.

Credit big hero image: WASP Team / Object design: FabLab Venezia

 

Credit big hero image: WASP Team / subject design: FabLab Venezia


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

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

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The first 3d printed Scenography

WASP has printed the scenery of the play "Fra Diavolo", of the “Opera” Theater in Roma.

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3d Printing at “Opera” Theatre in Rome

A 3d printed scenography for a theatre play. Perhaps it's the first time it happens; for sure there are no similar examples in the other national theater fittings: 3d printing has been used to create masks and furniture components, never an impressive scenic stage.  It happens in Rome, for the Daniel Auber's "Fra Diavolo" play, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, conductor Rory McDonald, on stage at the Opera Theater on October 8, 2017, in replica until 21: WASP is proud to be a technology partner of this event.

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WASP has mounted a Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL next to the entrance of the Roman Opera. The big printer will be there working until the "first" Sunday of October (8th) , and the WASP engineers will feature in  the 3D printing  of a statue representing the Fra Diavolo character (on a scale 1:1).

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When Art generates job and products further to Industry inspiration

"We are sure," said Carlo Fuortes, "that what we experienced  for the first time how to performe a scene in  the technique of the future: 3d print. Moreover, the story of theatrical performance has always been a story of inventions and  experimentation of techniques and materials. Today 3d printing is already present in all design work but also in building elements in various productive areas. Here, for the first time, thanks to WASP's commitment and work, it is employed to build the scenery of a lyric".

"The challenge presented to us by the Opera Theater was a very risky-one - said  Massimo Moretti, WASP founder, during the conference - It had never happened that 3d printing was applied to such a large size project. The plastic we normally use to print has a huge cost when used to produce the 1500 Kg of the scenery. So we decided to  turn to a cheaper material, one  that, when the scenery will no longer be used, can be easily recycled, shredded and reused for a new and different work. For this job at first we rented a shed near our home, now this shed is ours and we are the only 3d printing company able to produce very large objects. This is the case of Fra Diavolo, where art is dragging the industry and opening up new creations and new job opportunities. "

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The first 3d printed scenography

When asked to make the scene of the work, the WASP team was surprised, but as it always happens, it immediately accepted the challenge. The works started in mid-April and have ended in mid-July, with the delivery of the scenic components to the Roman Theater.

The venture started when the scenographer gave Wasp a 3d printed model of two deformed historic buildings, two large facades with windows and terraces, similar to a Dalí picture: the deformed perception of reality is a central element of the work, which necessarily reflects also in its scenographic structure. The director, supported by Rome's Superintendent, Carlo Fuortes, who is deeply confident in using 3d printing for studio and stage design, has chosen the 3d printing as the best possible solutions to achieve the desired result.

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The 3d model was a unit block, and it had to be subdivided into 223 pieces that could fit into the Delta WASP 3MT print size, which is a 1 meter x 1 meter cylinder. The material used is PLA colored of white pigment. To tackle the work, the WASP team has used 5 printers, working at full speed during the last three months in the new warehouse where this out of the ordinary project, has been planned and realised.

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The biggest challenge was not to overtake the deadline. Thanks to a good work planning and to the speed of the WASP machines, the result came without any special problems at the set deadline: in mid-July the warehouse-floor was completely filled with pieces of the scenography, ready to be sent to Rome.

In the capital, within the spaces of the Opera House, the components were assembled and fixed on a wooden carrying structure. A few small inaccuracies did not compromise the outcome, on the contrary they emphasized the craftsmanship and the special character of the work, and the director welcomed the final result with great satisfaction. It was a test, an experiment, and a successful achievement that could pave the way for new future collaboration between theatre and 3d printing industry.

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Giorgio Barbiero Corsetti interview:


Mamou-Mani Studio and WASP in Paris

A Delta WASP 4070 produces design-pieces

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Untill October 7th WASP and Mamou-Mani are hosts of AA [n + 1] - Architecture & Analysis transdisciplinary project, in Paris, an independent organization of curators promoting transdisciplinary events between art and architecture. Here, in the exhibition halls of rue de Cléry, London, the French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani based in London,  conducts digital manufacturing labs and produces design objects and pieces with a 3D printer, a Delta WASP 4070.

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During the Paris workshops, participants are printing decorative items such as lamps, chairs and stools using the Delta WASP 4070 and Grasshopper software for Rhinoceros3D and Silkworm, a free plugin to generate Gcode.

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

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

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

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

New Fontiers for Architecture

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


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

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

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

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


3d printed street furniture

WASP gives a soul “l’anma” to its town

Now the 3D printed sculpture of the big peach-stone covered with golden foils is in the middle of the new roundabout just outside Massa Lombarda center

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“All right, we can offer you a place where to test and experience your 3d-projects. We hope that this place will become, in a near future, a true virtual fabrication technological village. In return, would you like to do something for the community?”. We could do nothing but saying “yes” to this request risen more than one year ago by Daniele Bassi, Massa Lombarda’s Mayor. “We are planning a new rotary just outside the city-center at the beginning of Zaganelli road; a 3d printed street furniture in the middle of it would perfectly suit”.

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A big responsibility

What a great idea. Everybody was satisfied. But immediately after, worries und wavering took place to the initial enthusiasm: we took a big responsibility that day in the mayor’s office.  As usual we had to face a completely new adventure.  New not only for Wasp if you consider that nothing similar has never been 3d printed before. If you add the fact that our job is so far from real Art (we do not think we are artists) the worry increases. What should we represent? Which kind of object?

A territory symbol

A badge was necessary, something connected to the territory, with its history, its tradition, with its culture but at the same time innovative. All characteristics belonging to people from Romagna. Fruit farming, in particular peaches cultivation bore in someone’s mind. The history tells that from the end of 800s to the beginning of 900s the first orchards were planted exactly in Massa Lombarda. Others followed this example and Industrial fruit-farming took place – then Massa Lombarda and surroundings became a datum point in the Italian and European market.

“What about printing some fruit, one peach!” somebody said. We were moving in the right direction. We had focused the subject but not the core yet…. the core… the peach-core that’s our object. We will 3d print a peach stone! The Core or the heart what we in Romagna’s dialect call “Anma” the essential – otherwise said the “romagnolo’ soul”.

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At this point we took a peach, not taking care about the king of peach – our aim was inside. First of all we had to test the possibility to print a giant peach-stone.

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We had to start from scanning the stone then we passed through an unknown path using the 3d drawing software to transform it in a huge stone but able to be “dropped” layer by layer using our 3d printers.

Then the material choice. At first we thought to porcelain because it had to last for a long time, but it was a failure: the first attempt literally crumbled in our hands.

 

Then we were suggested to use a special plastic material ASA commonly used in the car production industry because of its resistance to ultraviolet and like wood-modeling. The first stone prototype was realized is small size and we appreciated the fact that, though its complex shape, it could hold up without collapsing.

We started to print the real sculpture, about 1 meter high, after several months of attempts and tests.

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The “’Anma” covered with real gold

Finally we 3dprinted the soul (the Anma) the most precious thing. It took 50hours printing plus the following finishing touches. But we were not satisfied yet. Then a flash of inspiration we would cover the sculpture with the most precious material: gold. The work would have been the representation not only of our territory history, but also of wellness. At this point the message would be whole.

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The 90 cm peach-core, has been totally covered with 500 golden foils (8x8 cm, for a total surface of about 2 mq). It’s 25 kg and it is stained by a tubular steel stand.

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From the 27th April 2017 it’s in the middle of the roundabout just outside the city center, unavoidable crossing for people coming from Ravenna to Bologna and for those coming in the opposite direction.

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“We are very proud – The mayor Bassi said during the rotary inauguration - WASP is one of territory’s excellences where, several realities, spread our tradition and our innovation longing in the world. Massa Lombarda has strong roots but a lot of vitality too. It’s much better than how it’s normally represented”.


The usual Gnome

It was the faraway 2014 when DeltaWASP was taking its first steps.  “Sorry?  Did I hear well “faraway 2014”? It’s only 3 years ago!”. Yes it’s true but they were 3 years so full of new discovers and developments that they look like thirty!

So we were in the “faraway” 2014 and to test the good quality of our new machine 3dprintings, we thought to print the mythical Rocket Gnome from Makerbot, a symbol of that period. Since then, every time that WASP makes a new extruder or a new 3d printer, someone from Wasp’s team has suggested: “Let’s print the gnome”.

How many gnomes have been realized and seen? Thousands: Nice and well done, or ugly, failures and collapses or successful results, pla gnomes but also in abs, chocolate, pastry and clay – very little gnomes or giant one, even hacker gnomes… But none of them had astonished us like the last one.

A few days ago we had just finished our smart new DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial, it was ready for being introduced to the coming exhibition: Mecspe in Parma.  A very big machine. Three hundred kilos of steel to print up to 1 cbm of stuff, in a temperate room, a 3d printer able to move an extruder with a 10 kilos material load; 3 arms for each parallel kinematics, able to absorb vibrations and weights.

Wouldn’t anybody think about printing the gnome? So: “Come on, let’s print the gnome!”. “Yes, why not   a little 3 cm gnome for a 3m machine…”. “Right then, and t it costs nothing? The only thing to do it to adjust the 0,4 mm extruder and load the g-code used with the DeltaWASP 2040, and it’s done… it takes us 5 minutes”.  “With such long arms and with 6 m. long belts it will result horrible. It’s better not to waste time: the fair starts tomorrow”.

But the outcome of the discussion could be only one because curiosity is an essential characteristic of Wasp’s team, so at the end: ”Let’s print the gnome with the DeltaWASP 3MT and the 0.4mm extruder. Then, at the exhibition, we will decide to print whatever comes into our mind at that moment”.

So the printing gets started. And while the object takes shape, we can’t believe to what we see.  A parade takes place: “Look! Look how the 3 m. is printing!!! Everyone is knelt in front of the printer as if it were the Mecca, just to admire astonished the very little gnome.  A collective euphoria makes us say:  “it’s  really  a great printer!!!”( great!!!!)

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Once the print is finished we take the printed -piece off: it’s perfect in each detail. We are wondering how it can be possible that the direction changes, the rod end bearings, the belt stretches can succeed in expressing the hundredths of millimeter ? Evidently it is possible! In conclusion the usual gnome has not finished to surprise us yet!

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From technology to nature: 3D printed hive

Asya Ilgun, graduated at the Copenhagen Architecture School, has realized a 3D printed Hive using a Delta WASP 4070. A complex but efficient structure, a way to get closer to nature and to promote the animal integration in urban contexts.

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Nature gives shape to complex structures, to perfect and wonderful mechanisms. Let’s think of the beehive, one of the most advanced architecture examples, formed by hexagonal honeycombs, the most advantageous geometrical shape, inhabited by a very well organized society, where, each member has its own role. Asya Ilgun, a student graduated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Architecture in Copenhagen, has watched the hive, has studied its structure and has reproduced it with a Delta WASP 4070.

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Moving the architecture borders…

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

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

…bringing nature in the city

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

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

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3D hive put to the test

The Asya’s hive realized  with a Delta WASP 4070, reproduces a natural hive complex structure; full of pillars and bays, built with a porous but resistant material, perfectly suits with insect cohabitation: in May, a 8 months old family (formed by about 500 bees), has been successfully introduced in the artificial hive.

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


3D printed clay natural refrigerator (Botijo)

Natural refrigerator (Botijo) is a project by Gianluca Pugliese, a maker that has collaborated with WASP for many years. To print the botijo he used a Delta WASP 2040 with Clay Kit - LDM WASP Extruder.

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

History

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

Design

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

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

Material

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

Print

To print the botijo he used a Delta WASP 2040 with Clay Kit - LDM WASP Extruder, using a 2mm nozzle with a 0.6 layer height. He had a really good result.

Firing

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

SEE THE PROJECT ON THE WEBSITE OF INSTRUCTABLES >>


3D Printing to the Design service

Livyng Ecodesign melts creativity and technology with WASP printers.

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

The new CERAMIC COLLECTION, first introduced at Argillà Italia 2016, is a perfect mix of tradition and  contemporary elements , the result of  a design research applied  to the  3Dprinting world with the  use of ceramic materials, like porcelain and gres. A challange that our Delta WASP 2040 with its clay kit deserves.

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

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

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

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

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Technology and Design to give shape to the light

The LEDbyLED creations with Delta WASP 2040. Is it possible to give shape to the light? The question sounds as ambiguous, but the answer will surprise you…a 3d printed led lamp.

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The light is heat, light is expression of life. From these assumptions LEDbyLED enlightening design, through the use of highly performing 3d printers Delta WASP 2040, is able to “shape the light” giving a touch of innovation and striking design to all environments of daily life.


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

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


How is this possible?

It all begins from a project 2D/3D that aims to meet and define the taste of the people and environments which will host the lamps. Next comes production, where lighting elements are printed; 3D printers Delta WASP 2040 perform this task admirably, by going to shape the elements with millimeter accuracy.

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The material used for these specific creations is PLA, a natural bioplastic, easily disposable and with an excellent transparency, which is perfectly suitable for use as casing for the 3d printed led lamp. The PLA in fact is completely biodegradable and compostable, so that the entire life cycle of the lamps can be defined as sustainable.


When precision is all

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

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

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What is your lighting concept?

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

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

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