Cocoon and Divergent the 3D printed lamps

Printing on fabric for complex shapes

3d printing never stops surprising with the different ways to approach design and modeling. In this article, we'll see the opportunity to reach different shapes through the behavior of different materials in contact.

Drag and drop, a design study located in Bucharest - Romania, has explored large-size 3D printing in all its facets. They mainly print with the 3MT and model with algorithms, discovering new esthetic through materials and their features.

Divergent equilibrium lamp

divergent equilibrium 3d printed lamp

divergent equilibrium 3d printed lamp

Divergent equilibrium is a complex lamp that comes as a result of 3D printing polymeric filaments on textile material. The shape that comes out was studied starting from algorithms that draw curves and curls up the fabric, creating beautiful movements.

divergent equilibirum 3d printed lamp

"Our designs are intimately linked with the additive manufacturing process and we have been exploring the unique aesthetic features which are only made possible by the advent of large scale 3d printing. In our work we celebrate the chunky layers, the material drips and the intricate geometries that are only possible with this technology. As designers we have more control than ever - from the material mix to controlling the machine to promoting the work. It really feels empowering." - Madalin Gheorghe / Drag And Drop

Cocoon lamp

cocoon 3d printed lamp

Cocoon is an intricated lamp where the softness of the textile interacts with the complex system of the 3D printed polymeric lines. The shape comes out by herself following the pattern designed with algorithms. As the result, appearance evokes smooth vibes, but also similar to the moon shape by the lateral view.

cocoon 3d printed lamp

cocoon 3d printed lamp

Here you can see the process of 3D printing on textile: you can see that suddenly after the releasing of the pins, the shape comes out. To create this lamp, Drag and Drop used the large size 3D printer Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0.

https://youtu.be/MQz7pkV-FLk

Large size 3D printer

industrial 3d printer
Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0

Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 is the printer used to create these beautiful 3d printed lamp. It's the perfect printer for large size pieces, with filament or pellet materials.


Piegatto WASP - 01

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.

stampante 3d industriale
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.


sammontana 3d stand

WASP & Fabio Novembre together for SAMMONTANA

ICE-DREAM project: a WASP new collection of printed furtniture in recycled plastic

WASP has created an excellence made in Italy: a 3D design printing process that uses Bio plastic, recycled and recyclable plastic. During the Design Week 2019 in Milan, Sammontana ice cream Italy industry created together with WASPand the architect and designer Fabio Novembre the first collection of sustainable objects printed in 3D, the ICE-DREAM project. It was possible to see the collection in Milan, at Lido Sammontana – Tortona Area,  into the Hotel Magna Pars. Now  it is traveling with the Jovanotti’s music tour into the major Italian beaches.

This 3d printed furniture collection is imagined for the outdoor world like  the Italian-style bars and beach establishments, places full of the vibrant and positive energy of summer & holidays. A perfect place for a tasty ice-cream breaks that characterize the most pleasant moments of the summer’s day.

Seats, chairs and tables are printed in lively yellow and in the transparent version. They owe their shape to the concept of vortex, that of water or of an ice-cream cup: concentric rings that build geometries and lines and that suggest a continuous tension towards the future. This collection contain an idea of conceiving objects that must necessarily care about their environmental impact, today and tomorrow.

WASP used its 3D printing Service to develop “ICE-DREAM project” from the digital design to production using Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL 4.0 printers. This is an intelligent and advanced machine connected to the network and with a remote access that can print big dimensions.

ICE DREAM
Printing time: 10 hours
Layer resolution: 1mm
Material: Bio plastic

A cleaner world. WASP produces the Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 4.0 which is a printer that can create and generate new useful forms starting from plastic waste and new materials such as Bio plastic, recycled and recyclable plastic. Un mondo più pulito.

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

DELTA WASP 3M INDUSTRIAL
stampante 3d industriale

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 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