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

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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.

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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.


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Workshop on Digital Ceramics

WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL CERAMICS

On August 29th, 2018, from 3 to 6 pm at the MIC (International Museum of Ceramics) in Faenza (RA) WASP together with the famous digital artist Jonathan Keep organizes a workshop on ceramic 3D printing.
You will have the possibility to print the new technology developed by WASP: Delta WASP 2040 and Delta WASP 60100

PROGRAMMA

August 29th, 2018, from 3 to 6 pm at the MIC (International Museum of Ceeramics) in Faenza (RA)

  • 15.00-15.15 Welcome and opening of the works (Claudia Casali Director of the MIC and WASPTeam)
  • 15.15-16.00 “Computation Clay”, new ways to work clay in art and design (Jonathan Keep)
  • 4.00pm – 4.30pm Excursion to the ceramic 3D printing market: since 2014 up to date it’s the second generation of Delta WASP Clay printers (WASP Team)
  • 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm Active part: 3D printing applications in the arts and furniture sectors (Jonathan Keep & WASP Team)
  • 18.00-18.15 Conclusions and greetings

DOCENTE

Jonathan Keep

The exclusive possibility: one day with the Digital Artist Jonathan Keep

“I was born and grew up in South Africa, obtaining a BA (Hons) Fine Arts degree from the University of Natal in 1979. In 1986 I moved to England and settled in Suffolk where I continue to live and have a studio at my home in Knodishall. In 2002 I received a MA from the Royal College of Art, where my postgraduate show was awarded of the Lattice overall prize-winner award and subsequently was awarded a Woo Foundation Graduate Arts Bursary. I have exhibited and undertaken and a number of artist residencies in the UK and abroad… see more>>

PARTECIPAZIONE

Free admission. The workshop is free, you must register your attendance by filling in the form at the following link (maximum number of participants 20 people).

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WHAT: Free workshop entitled “Digital ceramics”


WHEN: 29 August 2018, from 15.00 to 18.00.


WHERE: c/o the MIC in the Sala Classiche, Viale Alfredo Baccarini, 19, 48018 Faenza RA.


TO WHOM IT IS ADDRESSED: artisans, designers, ceramists and students.


WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: computer.

The Workshop is part of the official Argillà Italia 2018 program

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WASP opens up to new ways for Contemporary Ceramic Art

The Digital Revolution at the service of Art and Sculpture. New Approaches to understand the Pottery Production.

WASP returns to Argillà to show the future of Ceramics: turning Ancient craft techniques into 3D Technology. Argillà it’s the International Ceramics Festival in Faenza – Italy - where every two years Potteries, Artists and Ceramic Experts from wherever in the world come to meet each other.

During Argillà 2016, WASP will present Delta WASP 3MT a new 3-metre-high printer, able to produce 1-metre-high sculptures due to a new extruder and a clay mixture specially formulated for 3D printing with low risk of collapse.

The digital revolution in Ceramics

Massimo Moretti, WASP’s CEO, says: “The pottery’s wheel arrival has been a substantial innovation for the History of Ceramic and opened up to new possibilities of expressiveness and performance. Today the 3D Printing is the new Revolution.

A Technology able to transform the crafting rules. To diversify the shapes, turning nimbly from a geometrical structure to the freedom of sculptural approach. A wide range of possibilities that with software open source could be achieved easily managing critical aspects of the manual labor. Due to 3D Technology the objects thickness will never be a problem again, controlling the infill the artist will be totally involved in the post-production phase.

The new extruder

A big Printer with a New Extrusion System LDM WASP Extruder able to sustain 15kg of clay. It’s the clay extruder the big news of the event.

Massimo Moretti, says: "After the launch of the first professional clay extruder for consumer printers that we showed during the last Argillà Edition, we’ve produced a new model able to extrude in a few time full scale objects. So we have designed a printer able to move till 15kg of material.” WASP has produced a printer designed to hold the weight of 20kg when it’s full. The 3MT works with an Automatic Recharge System and a 7-millimeters-diameter nozzle for big clay objects never printed before. It’s also been developed a new clay mixture specially formulated for 3D printing with low risk of collapse.

Art and 3D printing

Massimo Moretti says: “We are interested in Ceramic experimentation to open a window in Sculpture and Contemporary Ceramic. We are very proud of our results. Obviously, it’s the first step of the research process and we will improve the research during the next months."

WASP proves once again to be interested in Arts after many years of collaboration with International Artists. In this occasion will be at the stand the Artist Francesco Pacelli. It will be possible to see some Art Works and a work in progress printed with a Delta WASP 4070. A printer that has achieved a resounding success in Cultural Heritage, such as the recent experience at the Pompeii Archeological Site.

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Olfattiva’s perfumes

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WASP believes in the promotion of the DIY, in eco-friendly projects and environmentally-aware Companies, so will host into the stand Olfattiva that works with Botanical Perfumery and Aromatherapy.

The two teams have recently worked to create a Limited Ediction of 3D printed porcelain bottles that will contain handmade perfumes with essential oil, produced by Olfattiva.

Olfattiva revalues ancient techniques of distillation and perfume composition, WASP uses tradictional materials such as porcelain to create an innovative and custom made product.

The peach pit

In collaboration with the Massa Lombarda Municipality, it’s started an important project for the development of the local culture. During the event, it will be printed with a Delta WASP 2040 a small model of the ceramic sculpture made for a new traffic circle in Massa Lombarda. L'Enma – “the soul” – a huge peach pit 3D printed in porcelain to represent a symble of the local heritage.

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WASP will be in piazza del Popolo - Faenza, from 2nd to 4th September 2016.


WASP launches the new professional clay extruder

WASP LAUNCHES THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL EXTRUDER FOR CERAMIC MATERIALS ADAPTABLE TO OTHERS 3D PRINTER

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

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

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

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

Innovation:

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

-Extrusion controlling system with retraction option

-Outward pressure multiplier until 40 bar in the screw extruder

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

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

Adaptability to other machines

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

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

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


Evolution in clay 3D printing

We started printing clay vases a few moths ago, with a pressure extruder. Clay is a good material because it can be mixed again after the first printing, can be reused, can be finished after the printing and, as we said, it gives a commercial value and a concrete use to the printed pieces.
The pressure extruder didn’t consent to stop the flow, so we created another one: it works with a cochlea, and has the same retraction, interruption and the same control in laying down small ammount of material, of the PLA printing.

We’re preparing ourselves to go to Paris, that’s why we thought to print the emperor bust with new clay extruder, which arrives till 0,35 mm.First results were hilarious for us, but during the week we understood that they were just the starting point for a quick evolution. You can see in pictures underlying the difference between the first print and the last one. Between those there are just a few days of distance and a lot of work.

Napoleon used to say “Every day you loose is a chance of misfortune for the future”. He was famous for being quick, he was always in motion, even when it seemed to be vain. Playing in advance was one of his main quality and we feel we have it. The pressure extruder that we brought to Argillà was a real news but we didn’t stop and we’re going to Paris with the new one.

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In the picture you can see the first print of the imperor’s head, in which the mixture was too fluid and remained attached to the needle.  Despite of this, the laurel crown was closed and we were happy about the results. The second picture is the last print. After improving the extruder and the mixture we reached incredibly precise results. Between the first and the last one there has been a week.

It is clear that everybody, with a scanner that costs a few hundred euros and WASP system is able to realize clay busts (or anything else) in a few hours. The process we finished is a real chance of occupation, a concrete opportunity of work.

Enthusiasm stays haigh, just like curiosity and sense of challenge.

Stay tuned!

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Here you have some pictures and videos:

 

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