Italian 3D printing company WASP is making waves in the industry with its latest technological advancements. At the recent Formnext event, WASP showcased its groundbreaking products, including CEREBRO, METAMORFOSI, and WASP App. These new releases signal a significant expansion in WASP’s 3D printing capabilities, with a focus on Liquid Deposition Modeling (LDM) and Fused Granulate Fabrication (FGF) technologies.
CEREBRO stands out as a remarkable development that merges robotic arms with WASP extruders, aligning with the industry’s Industry 4.0 standards. This integration allows robotic arms to act as 3D printers, opening up a world of possibilities for collaboration with WASP’s patented systems. With over a thousand potential combinations, CEREBRO offers versatile printing options and material compatibility, providing users with unlimited creativity.
WASP has also made strides in pellet 3D printing with the introduction of METAMORFOSI, a pellet extrusion system that provides precise material control during the printing process. This breakthrough paves the way for multi-material 3D printing by enabling the incorporation of fibers and various materials with specific characteristics. When combined with CEREBRO, the WASP HDP XL METAMORFOSI can adapt to both robotic arms and WASP 3D printers. Collaboration with Sekisai has demonstrated METAMORFOSI’s versatility, showcasing its potential for customized color and pattern applications.
To further enhance the 3D printing experience, WASP has introduced WASP App, a parametric 3D modeling software that supports the transition from prototyping to tailored ceramic serial production. This user-friendly software allows users to adjust various aspects such as shape, dimensions, texture, and slicing settings. Additionally, during the G-code export, users can specify the desired number of product copies for series production. Combining WASP App with the WASP 40100 Production facilitates 24/7 customized serial production, catering to various ceramic product sets daily, regardless of one’s 3D modeling expertise.
WASP has been at the forefront of sustainable 3D printed architecture, with notable projects like the Gaia small eco house and the TECLA eco-friendly housing model. These structures were constructed using the Crane WASP 3D printer and locally sourced materials, showcasing the company’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. Over the years, WASP has collaborated with the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) to further advance additive manufacturing for sustainable architecture.
WASP continues to push the boundaries of large-format 3D printing with its recent product portfolio expansion. The company introduced six new polymer machines optimized for specific filaments or pellets, offering cost and time savings for medical and architecture applications. The addition of the continuous feeding unit and robotic arms enhances WASP’s existing DeltaWASP 40100 system, while the introduction of the “Industrial Clay” variant opens up possibilities for fluidic concrete and precise clay automotive prototypes.
WASP’s relentless pursuit of innovation and sustainability has solidified its position as a leader in the 3D printing industry. With their groundbreaking advancements and commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible, WASP continues to shape the future of additive manufacturing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is WASP?
WASP is an Italian 3D printing company known for its contributions to ceramic and architectural 3D printing. The company focuses on sustainable and innovative solutions in the additive manufacturing sector.
What is CEREBRO?
CEREBRO is a technological development by WASP that connects robotic arms with WASP extruders, allowing robotic arms to function as 3D printers. It offers versatile printing options and material compatibility, enabling endless creative possibilities.
What is METAMORFOSI?
METAMORFOSI is a pellet extrusion system developed by WASP for precise material control during 3D printing. This technology enables multi-material printing and the incorporation of fibers and various materials with specific characteristics.
What is WASP App?
WASP App is a parametric 3D modeling software introduced by WASP. It supports the transition from prototyping to tailored ceramic serial production, allowing users to adjust shape, dimensions, texture, and slicing settings with ease.
What are some notable projects by WASP?
WASP has been involved in sustainable 3D printed architecture projects, including the Gaia small eco house and the TECLA eco-friendly housing model. These structures were constructed using locally sourced materials and the Crane WASP 3D printer.
How has WASP expanded its large-format 3D printing portfolio?
WASP has introduced six new polymer machines optimized for specific filaments or pellets, offering cost and time savings for medical and architecture applications. The addition of the continuous feeding unit and robotic arms enhances WASP’s existing DeltaWASP 40100 system, and the “Industrial Clay” variant allows for the deposition of fluidic concrete and precise clay automotive prototypes.