3D printed textile workshop

Informed flexible matter

3D printing on textile is a new way to create shapes and esthetic thanks to the propriety of elastic material. You can design and predict the shape of the piece using algorithms (in this case made with Grasshopper software).

WASP, in collaboration with Co-de-It and digifabTURINg, has taken a workshop focused on exploring new techniques behyond the prototyping. In this case the 3D printing on fabric could be a real new manufacturing process to create new products. This method of fabrication become a part of the design procedure.

printing on fabric with Delta WASP 2040 PRO

printing on fabric with Delta WASP 2040 PRO

How to make 3D printed fabric

The process is quite easy: the fabric is fixed on the printing bed with clips. The important thing is to mantain tension on the fabric, as it needs to be planar. Then with the printer, create different lines directly on the textile. Once the print is finished, releasing the clips a new shape will comes out, following the structure made by the curves.

With only one layer of printing, the possible shapes are infinite. The pattern includes information about the structure, encoded as stifness and elasticity. Tension and curves on the fabric become the structural part of the piece.


3D printed geometries on textile fabric

The impact of this new technology is interesting also for the opportunity to scale the process in big dimensions. Surely we'll hear other advancements soon!

3d printed on fabric piece

3d printed on fabric pieces

3D printer for fabric

Delta WASP 2040 PRO printer
Delta WASP 2040 PRO

Delta WASP 2040 PRO is the printer used for create these original pieces.
It's the perfect printer for hobbyst and beginner to experiment thanks to its high quality standard with a cheap cost.

In the previous examples, a circular platform was used to better fix the textile: it is easy to create and if you are interested in using it, write to us at info@3dwasp.com!

Simplify3D® compatible with all the WASP's 3D printers

Simplify3D® Software

Improve your print quality with the most powerful 3D printing software available. Simplify3D® provides complete control over your print settings, making it easier than ever to create high-quality 3D prints.
Start up quickly with pre-configured settings optimized for WASP 3D printers, review a simulation of your build sequence in the Preview Mode, and begin your 3D print with confidence. Total control means amazing 3D prints!

Simplify3D® Software is now available in our shop

  • The product is an electronic download that is emailed following your purchase.
  • The software is cross platform and can be installed on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux systems.
  • The software is viewable in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, French or Italian.
  • System Requirements: Intel Pentium 4 or higher processor, 2GB or more of RAM. Windows XP or greater, Mac OS X 10.6 or greater, Ubuntu Linux 12.10 or greater. OpenGL 2.0 capable system. An internet connection is required for the installation and continued use of the software.

Simplify3D® Software and Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 and Simplify3D® is a perfect match! The Simplify3D license is included with the purchase of our Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 3D printer.
Expand your printing options with Simplify3D®, the powerful 3D printing software that gives you total control for amazing 3D prints.

A Delta WASP 2040 in Damasco: the second phase of Click4all in Siria

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

A Delta WASP 2040 is going to Damascus, in Syria, to ZAM, the rehabilitation center supporting Syrian disabled children. With the starting of the new year, the second part of the Asphi Foundation project takes place, a project run with the cooperation of Roman Armadilla, and Unicef, in the areas affected by war.

Click4all in Siria

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

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

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

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

From Project ton 3Dprinting: new boundaries for ZAM children

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


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



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

The 3D printer for the future kitchen

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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

Where  to find us


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

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

3D printed clay natural refrigerator (Botijo)

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

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


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


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.



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


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.


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.


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.


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.




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.


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.


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.

www.livyng-ecodesign. com


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


“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”