Sep 7, 2015 | By Alec
While 3D printers come in all shapes and sizes, the race towards the world’s first commercial construction 3D printer capable of building homes has been a very exciting one. While several projects have achieved remarkable success already, we have always been very impressed by the Italian engineers over at WASP. A year ago they showed off a very promising four meter tall 3D printer – a sign of things to come – but they are now bac k for more. At a multipurpose three day event in Massa Lombarda, Italy (18-20 September), WASP will unveil the BigDelta 3D printer: the world’s largest delta 3D printer, standing at 12 meters in height and capable of 3D printing entire homes.
For those of you who’ve never heard of WASP, it might be a good idea to mention Italian entrepreneur and 3D printing innovator Massimo Moretti. Over the past twenty years he has worked on countless innovative projects, and was one of the first people in Italy to fully embrace 3D printing technology in all shapes and sizes; from 3D printed homes to RepRap manufacturing and everything in between. Together with a group of design students, he launched WASP (World Advanced Saving Project) a few years ago in Ravenna, which have been marketing very decent 3D printers since then in all shapes and sizes. Remember this four-meter tall 3D printer unveiled last year?
But it looks like they are betting everything on the construction market with this truly remarkable 3D printer. And that might not be such as bad idea, the Italian innovators explain in their press release. ‘The BigDelta is much more than a dream come true if we consider that, by 2030, international estimates foresee a rapid growth of adequate housing requirements for over 4 billion people living with yearly income below $3,000. The United Nations calculated that over the next 15 years there will be an average daily requirement of 100.000 new housing units to meet this demand,’ they say. Who wouldn’t want such a huge market for their product?
This 3D printer, they add, is also building on their previous experience in the making market and open source approaches. ‘[We are proposing] a vision that goes well beyond that of low cost housing. We are talking about the MakerEconomy, a new model where everything can be self manufactured through shared solutions, These leverage on 3D printing and are tied to meeting life’s primary necessities: work, health and housing,’ they say. In short, they are fully convinced that machines like the BigDelta will not only fire up the construction industry, but will revolutionize our very lives.
It remains to be seen if that is possible, but a tremendous and multipurpose 3D printer like the BigDelta will definitely be a step in the right direction. And to tie it into that revolutionairy vision of the future, it will be unveiled at a remarkable event: “Reality of dream”. At this three day rally, philosophy and art is set to meet technology.
One of its highlights will be a theatrical show called Shambala, where the BigDelta 3D printer will become the key scenery piece on the stage (and perhaps also part of the plot?). The show will be presented at the Rigodon Theatre, and has been written and directed by Alessandro Cavoli. Workshops, conferences, concerts and shows will also be available throughout the event.
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