6 th and e 7 th October 2018Crane WASP The infinite 3d printer

Presentation of the new technology for architectural 3d printing

We have been working on this project for 2 years in order to optimize and develop the technology and finally we are proud to introduce the WASP reached goal. Without forgetting our origin we look ahead towards the future and the result is a new 3d printer for architectural scale.

The Crane WASP  “ the infinite 3d printer” will be presented on 6 th and e 7 th October in Massa Lombarda.  A collaborative 3d printing system able to print Houses; it can be put in the “Maker Economy Starter Kit”; it prints material from the place of origin ( 0 km) taking example from our distinctive symbol: the potter wasp. During the event also the study-case of 2018 : Gaia will be presented. This is a the first module in soil ever realized with the 3d print- technology . It’s a structure obtain by soil straw and compost from food waste.

You can visit also the whole area with the working in progress and the progresses from the first “Shamballa” together with an exhibition of works realized belonging to the most different fields: House, Art, Energy, Digital Fabrication, Health, Food.

hero image credits: WASP hub Venezia

Our Press Office is directed by:
Maurizio Andreoli  press@3dwasp.com

Download here the press kit


Viaggio a Shamballa event 6th and 7th October 2018

First day 6th October 2018

Morning: Ex-Chiesa del Carmine via rustici 2 Massa Lombarda (RA) Italy 

Afternoon: via Castelletto 104 Massa Lombarda (RA) Italy 

Free Entry without reservation 


Conference Meeting:  on 6th October 2018 in  Massa Lombarda (RA) at Ex-Chiesa del Carmine

A CALL TO SAVE THE WORLD: Large-scale 3d printing and green building

The most important experts from all over the world meet to discuss the state of Art. WASP  launches a new proposal: the collaborative 3d printing system: the  WASP Crane or the infinite 3D printer.

GAIA the  2018 case study will be presented too. A Living module 3d printed with soil,  straw, and waste from food.  In the afternoon Visitors interested can experience the Technological park.


H 9.00 – 10.00 Registration and welcome

H 10.00 – 11.00  WASP introduction

from  Big Delta 12m to Wasp Crane the infinite –Massimo Moretti CEO

WASP Crane a collaborative 3d printing system  – WASP Team

GAIA a 3d  printed module in terrain and chaff – WASP Team & RICEHOUSE

H 11.00  coffee break

H 11.15 Guests- speeches  with  contemporary experience sharing from several groups involved in the  house3d printing

H 12.00  Round Table: exchange of know-how and experiences.

Moderator: Alessandro Ranellucci

H 13.00  lunch break

H  14.30  To the  WASP Technology Park / Via Castelletto 104 Massa Lombarda (Ra)

Press point: interviews – photos and videoes (for appointments and information please contact: ufficiostampa@wasproject.it)

Lecture by the President of the Emilia Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini and the Mayor of Massa Lombarda Daniele Bassi

H  15.30  visiting the park: Travelling to Shamballa

  • Technical explanation of WASP Crane
  • Showing the 3d printed case-studies realized with the new Crane WASP: Gaia a soil 3d  printed module, Totem StarGate 3d printed with eco-friendly concrete, Mockup a wall section 3d printed.
  • Virtual reality with Artigitale: a great experience inside Shamballa

H 18.00 Techno Freak party nerds going crazy For those who want to have fun with us: Wasp Party!

Dj set by the artist  Marco Samorè

H 00.00  Silence

Former Church of Carmine in via Rustici 2 Massa Lombarda (RA)
CONFERENCE PROGRAM on Saturday 6th  October 2018
Large-scale 3d printing and green building
The major world leaders meet to talk about the state of art. WASP launches a new alternative: the  WASP Crane a  collaborative printing system also called the infinite 3D printer.
The case study 2018 will also be presented: GAIA the 3d printed housing module realized with soil and waste from the agri-food chain. In the second part of the day we will visit the module in the park where it has been built
H 9.00 – 10.00 registration
H 10.00 – 11.30 MASSIMO MORETTI and WASP Team
  • Motivation as our research Lodestar
    Presentation of the WASP project
  • Digital manufacturing to meet basic human needs; democratization of production capacity, as an alternative to the industrial economy.
  • Maker economy starter kit or the self-production economy: food, home, health, energy, digital crafts, art/culture.
Focus on one of the application filed: Home
  • From the Big Delta to the WASP Crane ; Why?
  • Modular and evolutionary system
  • Development of extrusion systems
  • Choice and development of materials for architectural applications
  • The house that  takes care of you, controlled release walls
  • Presentation of the Gaia project
Project exhibition
  • Material deposition logic to improve thermal and mechanical characteristics of printing on the ground
  • Multifunctional wall system: insulation, ventilation, plant engineering
  • Formulation of the biomaterial used for the 3D printing based on terrain at Km0
  • Waste Materials from the agri-food supply chain  used  with  Rice House
H 11.00 – coffee break
H 11.15 – Roundtable with Alessandro Ranellucci and guests from all over the world
The strength of the group, collective knowledge at  the collective good service
H 12.00 Some themes:
sharing knowledge or industrial secrets?
To be a pioneer or to follow innovation?
How to make this technology accept by the government regulations
Possible market outlets: consulting, services, equipment, construction …
A new aesthetic with new technology?
Approach to the legislation
Safety at work and 3d printing
Full 3D printing or mixed technique? integrated digital manufacturing
H 13.00 – Lunch break: list of affiliated sites
H 3.00 pm Meeting at via Castelletto 104 at WASP headquarters
H 15.30 Intervention by the President of the Emilia Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini and the Mayor of Massa Lombarda Daniele Bassi
H 15.45 Field visit: Journey to Shamballa
 WASP Crane – technical explanation
Illustration of the case study printed with Crane WASP: Gaia housing module printed in 3d, Totem StarGate 3d printed in cement mortar, Mockup section of wall.
Virtual reality with Artigitale: a firsthand experience in Shamballa
H 17.30 Closing of the scientific section
H 5.45 Aperitif and Music

Viaggio a Shamballa 
Via Castelletto 104 Massa Lombarda (RA)

During the second day of the event, at the same time as the conferences and open workshops, it will be possible to visit the Shamballa spaces and learn more about the WASP reality.

h. 10:30
WASP Hub meeting

Round table
WASP Hubs are unique in their kind, at the forefront of technological research spread the vision of the project. They build a network in the world that investigates the themes: home, food, energy, digital crafts, art, health. Attend this exchange of experiences and projects to understand the possibilities and applications of 3D printing!

h. 14:30
Building houses on the ground, an ancient history that returns to current.
The first step: prepare the dough for the Crane WASP printer. As? With your hands and feet!
– explanation of the process
– the secrets of our recipe
– considerations on zero Km materials and addition of waste vegetable fibers
– preparation of barefoot dough
– printing of the mix prepared with Crane WASP
– necessary comfortable clothing, towel, paper and pen.

h. 16:00
The participants will become the protagonists and actors of the variables of this project. One body will lean against the other creating a single modular element that will be used for the 3D realization and the printing of a seat for collective spaces.

h. 16:30
Biomedical 3D printing, innovative solutions to help people. When technology and custom made are at the service and within everyone’s reach. Prosthetics, orthoses, clinical models and much more. Come and hear what it is!
– Jean Bassmaji – “A hand for Syria” the twinning with Damascus
– Alessandro Zomparelli – “Free software for medical applications”

h. 17:00
A preview of our participation at Maker Faire 2018. With Andrea Melò and Luca Tarlazzi we work on 3D printed sculptures in clay. The perfect meeting between art and technology. ”
– introduction: how to print 3d clay? illustration of our products
– print templates
– finish and smoothing
– necessary comfortable clothing, paper and pen, sculpture tools.

h. 17:30
Angelo Mirabelli will illustrate the principles and the functioning of wind energy and how to make a 3D printed shovel.

h. 18:00
Do not miss the most appetizing moment of all. From the vertical vegetable garden to 360 ° cultivation. Massimo Visonà will tell us about the principles of hydroponics and automatic cultivation. – introduction – demonstration and operation

h. 18:30
“SHAMBALLA: the ideal city between history and myth”
Gerardo Lonardoni returns to tell us what Shamballa is: the ancient legend that is lost in the mists of time of a perfect city in which the inhabitants spiritually and intellectually live in peace and harmony. Only imagination?
– Background
– Shamballa over time
– Countries and representations
– Recommended texts to deepen

H 19.00
Greetings and closing rite

A Shutlle from  8:00 to 9:00 and from 17:00 to 18:30 is available from and to Imola train station and Massa lombarda during the whole event.

WASP’s contacts:

info@3dwasp.com +39 0545 82966

Worshop  registration:

francesca@3dwasp.com +39 333 9497127

Crane WASP

We will present the new invention by following these main points:

  • Modular system with different configurations, which to choose and why.
  • Coordinated and collaborative 3D printing, the heart of the project.
  • Extrusion of natural materials and cement mortars, our acquired knowledge.
  • On-site construction, transportability and man-machine interaction.

Crane WASP

the Infinite 3d printer

Crane WASP The Infinity 3d printer is a modular collaborative 3D printing system. It reinterprets the classic building cranes from a digital manufacturing point of view. It is composed of a main printer unit that can be assembled in different configurations depending on the printing area and therefore on the dimensions of the architectural structure to be calculated in 3d.
The print area of the single module is 6.60 meters in diameter for a height of 3 meters.

The evolution of the Big Delta 12M allows us to reduce the mechanical dimensions of the printer while maintaining a large print area. Created with the same modular mechanical components  used to make up the Big Delta 12M aluminum structure , it is a fast and efficient tool to be dismantled and reassembled  for an easy transport.

The single module can work self-sufficiently by printing fluids of different kinds: cement, bio cement, natural dough. Once you have a single module,  you can expand it by adding traverses and printer arms, thus generating an infinite digital manufacturing system.

It is not necessary to “cover” the entire area involved in the construction with the printing area of the  WASP Cranes because they can be reconfigured and can advance with generative attitude depending on the growth and shape of the building. More WASP Cranes, when working  together,   have a potentially infinite printing area  and can be set by the on-site operators following the evolution of the architectural project.

Contained in the Maker Economy Starter Kit, it too is designed to be able to print on-site natural mixes at 0km,  with the addition of natural fibers for architectural-scale construction. The container, transported on site, offers all the necessary tools to build a self-sufficient village through the most advanced additive technologies. Depending on the territory and the project, one can choose the optimal printing configurations, by assembling  each single module in different ways.  All components are transported disassembled. The basic tools included in the kit together with the printer, are those dedicated to the mixture: muller and tumbler

Crane WASP The Infinity 3d printer

Crane WASP
the Infinite 3d Printer



Next Ground

The case study 2018, the Gaia module is the first living example printed with the WASP Crane . It combines the most advanced technology with the oldest material,  melting earth and mind.

What we will present is an architectural module complete with insulation and coating systems, obtained through natural materials and which reflect the green building principles applied to digital fabrication. In collaboration with Rice House, we have added husks and rice straw to the inner spaces of the 3d printed-built -wall . The masonry is completely printed in 3d. The design of the wall, with grooves and insulation, gives Gaia very high energy performance. During the event it will be possible to enter Gaia, touch the walls, and see what   soil-3d printing  is.

Casa stampata in 3d, render

in collaboration cwith

UNDER CONSTRUCTIONAggiornamento da Shamballa, la stampa 3d di Gaia!

in collaboration with