The WASP 3D printers promote the use of fluid-dense materials in the 3D printing world.

 

Ever since starting out, WASP has been focusing on the development of 3D printing systems which allow the use of functional materials like clay, porcelain, aluminium, zirconium and advanced ceramics, in order to promote digital handicraft and self-production.

 

The LDM Wasp Extruder is a professional instrument for the deposition of dense fluid material, such as clay mixture and experimental materials. It is equipped with a screw system capable of regulating the output flow of the material. The extruder for fluid-dense materials, compatible with all WASP 3D printers is ideal for clay, ceramic, porcelain and advanced ceramics. This extruder is developed to support digital craftsmanship and self-productions.

 

 

 

The mixture is a very important printing component, WASP use several materials from clay to porcelain and stoneware too. The important thing is not the material but the correct fluidity of the mixture used.

 

 

 

3D Printing for Ceramic Art

 

Ceramic Art and 3D printing blend together, the alternative materials for 3D printing and the use of clay mixtures develops wider and wider aspects and creates niche results. 3D printing offers possibilities and solutions to artists big creations, but it can be successfully applied to the cultural heritage too. Using the DeltaWASP 40 70 3D printer 28 decorative statues from the archaeological site of Pompeii, have been reproduced with precision and in a very detailed way.

 

 

 

 

WASP Technology for Clay 3D Printing

 

This technology opens up new expressive horizons, clay 3D printing allows you to print precise geometrical structures, but it also gives you the artistical freedom of the sculpture approach.

 

An example of this, is Livyng Ecodesign, which is a company from FAENZA. The new ceramic collection is a prefect mix of tradition and contemporary elements with the use of ceramic materials, like porcelain. The idea behind the collection was to create shapes which seemed impossible, but were created successfully using WASP’s Clay 3D printing technology.

 

 

 

WASP Prints Clay

 

Using the WASP Clay Kit, it’s possible to create a huge quantity of items in porcelain. The Clay Extruder works under pressure and the mixture is extruded in a controlled way. Thanks to an open source software, it’s much easier to print your ceramic parts rather than creating them manually. Using this technique there are no problems due to object thickness and the artist can focus their time and attention on the finishing touches of their work.

 

The WASP 3D printers are perfect for clay printing because the printing plate stays still while the extruder moves setting down the material layer by layer, avoiding dangerous vibrations that could compromise the final object stability.