WASP, or the World’s Advanced Saving Project,is a versatile company with operations in many industries, such as medicine and food.But it is perhaps best known for its large 3D printers, which it is working with to 3D print entire villages.For the past two years, the company has been working on the development of a new construction 3D printer, and will be presenting it to the public on October 6th and 7th, where the village of Shamballa is being constructed.
The WASP Crane, which has been dubbed “the infinity 3D printer,” is a modular 3D printing system with different configurations to choose from. It evolved from the BigDelta 12M, and is made from the same components, which can be assembled and disassembled for easy transport. Individual modules can work independently, printing cement, natural materials, etc.You can then extend the module by adding traversal and printer arms.
The first structure 3D printed with the WASP Crane is called the Gaia Module, a livable tiny house complete with insulation and coatings.The structure is 3D printed from soil, and rice husks and straw are added to the interior of the 3D printing wall.
An entire program will take place on the 6th and 7th of October surrounding the introduction of the WASP Crane and the Gaia Module. Visitors who travel to Shamballa will be able to enter and experience the Gaia Module, and can attend information sessions on the village of Shamballa, large-scale construction and green building, 3D printed hydroponics and more.
The village of Shamballa is a long-term project-you can’t build an entire village in a day, after all – but has been making excellent progress, and the WASP Crane is another addition to the arsenal of 3D printers working to construct the world’s first entirely 3D printed town.WASP has done some really amazing things with 3D printers, and the company is now opening its website to the public so they can see the progress that has been made and that anyone can use these tools to build their own self-sufficient living Spaces.