Caracol 3D Mask

Caracol is calling WASP against Covid-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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.

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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.

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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).

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“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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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Clip System Vision - a novelty in the market

A new project put into production due to WASP’s technology.

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ClipSystem Vision is a patented system to satisfy Ophthalmic Companies and Optical Centres. It’s an adjustable glasses kit. Every kit contains an eyeglasses frame, 40 right clips and 40 left clips.

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This is a project by Roberto Pregliasco, Optometry and Contactology area Manager at the Centro di Ottica, Optometria e Contattologia in Genova. With a Delta WASP 2040 and 3 Power WASP EVO, in 4 months it has been studied and realized 5 different glasses prototypes.

All the process has been controlled by the same team: a designer, a prototyper and a maker. Spending less time than with traditional technologies and in a close contact with the customer, it is possible to turn the idea into a series production. Thanks to 3D printers’ potentiality, the innovative technology able to reduce time and cost of traditional technologies (the time for models prototyping is reduced of the 80% and of the 60% for production time).

Numbers speak clearly: 5 projects and 5 prototypes in 5 months. Alessandro Gargano from the 3d-agency team says: “We have started to work on this project in January, in May we organized the manufacturing. Impossible with the injection technique”. Furthermore, it was very important the close contact with the customer who, sayes Alessandro, “has the possibility to handle the prototype when he wants”.

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The kit contains only Italian products. “Our 3D printed eyeglasses”, sayes Alessandro, “is designed by an italian team. Also the other parts of the kit: eyeglasses made by Damiani Company with Italian materials such as the Mazzuchelli’s sheets, handmade in Italy”.

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The ClipSystem Vision is a project developed by 3D-agency, the FabLab of the Architectural Department (DSA) at Genova University. The purpose of this team is to disseminate and experiment digital fabrication technologies organizing workshops and events, to support people in the prototypation process and to develop small series productions.

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London, World's first 3d printing restaurant - plates and glasses 3d printed in clay by WASP

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 FoodInk - London

FoodInk opened in London the world’s first restaurant completely produced through 3d printers. Tables, chairs, utensils and, above all, food: an immersive additive manufacturing experience. We couldn’t miss this appointment between technology and food, so we left for London with a Delta WASP 2040 and one Clay Kit with us.

Watch the video here >>

Marcio Barradas from FoodInk got in touch with us first, interested in our experience in porcelain 3d-printing. With enthusiasm, we took up the challenge and, in a short time from the opening, we produced an assorted collection of glasses and plates, cooked and glazed, for this technological cuisine’s dishes.

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WASP prints clay!

With our Clay Kit you can plan an unlimited assortment of  objects, ready to be printed in porcelain, as you can see in the video below. Our clay extruder works by pressure, the mixture is extruded under control, then it follows the classic ceramic procedure: drying, cooking, glazing.


The event in London

Three dinners in three consecutive evenings, strictly behind closed doors, to an exclusive group of guests that didn’t want to miss this pioneering tasting experience developed  by two brilliant chef, Mateu Blanch and Joel Castanye from the Spanish restaurant La Boscana.

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Printing demonstrations, augmented reality and much more for an event that will take place again soon, because the restaurant will also offer 3d traveling dinners. In October, the only Italian date in Rome.

Many personalities met up during the evenings, from Arthur Mamou-Mani, partner of Zaha Hadid, project manager for tables and chairs.


A project that achieved a wide visibility and attracted big media interest. Here we are on Repubblica.it with Cristiano Pesca and Federica Ditta from WASP, that printed for us porcelain plates and glasses with a Delta WASP 2040 printer.

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WASP and 3d-printing in food industry

It’s not the first time WASP is in charge of food: remember our chocolate trials, on pasta, and with aromatic vinegar from Modena.


VINEGRAAL put into production with Delta 20 40 by WASP

Thanks to the achievement of the goal in the Kickstarter campaign, the production of 500 Celebratory Kit of  Aceto Balsamico di Modena started.

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

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

The project >>

The evolution of the project >>


Flower Artist

Vases designed by flowers. It's the original project by Gianluca Pugliese, a maker that has collaborated with WASP for many years.

(You can find more information about the previous project - Light Extruder - here).

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Gianluca, a.k.a. Owen, in May 13th partecipated with a Delta WASP 2040 to the Sonar+D, an important Spanish Fair about Music and Innovation.

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Gianluca says: "The name of my project is Flower Artist, the concept is simple flowers design their own vases. You have a vase with a flower, with an Arduino and some sensors (for humidity, temperature, light, fluid level...) you can measure the plant values in a particular moment; the computer model the vase depending on that values. Light defines the high of the vase, humidity the width, ecc."

The project has been exposed during the Fair in Madrid. During the event Felipe VI, King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, King Emeritus and Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid visited the stand.

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We are very proud of this work!

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A prosthetic hand with a Delta WASP 2040

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

For more information here.


Delta WASP 2040 on 3D Hubs podium

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

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

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

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

Ah, about the noise level...

Bzzzzzz (WASPs are flying around)

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WASP with ASPHI

Matthew is a blind student at the University of Bologna, attending the Professional Educator course at the Faculty of Medicine. He’s doing his internship at the Fondazione ASPHI Foundation. These days, Matthew is exploring the shapes of the Empire State Building, 3D printed with a Delta WASP 2040. In fact he is actively involved, along with ASPHI experts and researchers, in testing the 3D printer that WASP has made available to the non-profit organization based in Bologna, that has been reaching out to people with disabilities through technology for more than thirty years. Matthew lost his sight when he was very young, and until recently he had only heard about, but did not know the real forms of Art Deco skyscraper, which is a symbol of New York City. Through this experience, we can say that Matthew can now "see" and learn through touch. 

The establishment of a 3D printing laboratory in the ASPHI Foundation headquarters in Bologna is focused on developing a branch oriented to construction of objects and computer aids for people with disabilities. People who have the same rights as every one else and special needs, to which they or their families often find original answers and crafty low cost solutions. Through ASPHI’s experience, particualr attention will be paid to the contribution that people with disabilities can make, directly as inventors directly, or indirectly as carriers of specific needs, in the design and construction of technological solutions, aids and items that can help to improve the quality of life for everyone all: at home, at school, at work or at play. The basis for a relationship between WASP and ASPHI were laid down about a year ago and have further grown starting in November 2014, on the occasion of Handimatica. The national show and conference on technologies for disability dedicated a special section to 3D printers and the Mak-ER network. The collaboration finally began to take form. "We have been following the the theme of aids, and particularly those that a disabled person could personally manufacture - said Rossella Romeo of the ASPHI Foundation – We know that several university research centers have already begun experimenting with 3D printing applied to the world of disability and also some FabLabs have been particularly sensitive to this issue. We were looking for a 3D printer manufacturer that was willing to cooperate with us.Partnering with WASP was the most natural thing."

There are more obvious reasons for this ongoing collaboration, which WASP holds particularly dear. One is local, that is, the possibility of promoting local centers of excellence that are the crown jewels of this region. Another is deeper and Rossella Romeo explains it very clearly: "We, like WASP, began by accepting a challenge that could be defined as visionary: teaching blind people to become computer programmers. In WASP’s mission I see a lot in common with our own values ​​and aspirations: think big, do not stop at those which are considered to be the normal boundaries."

The course has thus been set and not just for the blind but also for those with other disabilities: mobility impairments, cognitive problems, children with autism, elderly with dementia ... There already is a specific project that will use the Delta WASP 2040 3D pritner. It is called Clip4all and was selected among 10 winners of the Think for Social program by the Vodafone Foundation -> http://www.asphi.it/news/il-nostro-progetto-clip4all-tra-i-10-vincitori-del-bando-think-for-social-di-fondazione-vodafone/

Within a few days of testing we have already created the first objects experimenting with conductive PLA to use with the Clip4all kit, in educational settings and for creating custom mice, in the most accessibile and creative way.

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