There are two things that WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) has come to be known for: productivity and inventiveness. The Italian company is highly consistent in coming out with new 3D printers and 3D printed innovations, and those 3D printers are never anything ordinary. A couple of months ago WASP introduced the WASP Crane, also known as the “infinity 3D printer,” a modular construction 3D printing system that can be configured any way the user desires, including in massive, village-building configurations. At the same time, WASP unveiled the Gaia Module, the first structure to be 3D printed with the WASP Crane, a tiny, livable house 3D printed from soil.
A few months prior to that, WASP announced the opening of its new Digital Orthopedic Laboratory, which features multiple scanners and 3D printers for the purpose of creating orthopedic devices. The juxtaposition of endeavors like this one with WASP’s concurrent large-scale construction projects demonstrates the impressive scale and versatility of the company, whose reach extends into multiple sectors and industries.
It’s rare that a few months go by without a new announcement from WASP, and it would be uncharacteristic for the company to arrive at a large show such as formnext without a new 3D printer or project in tow. At this year’s exhibition, WASP will be previewing its new Industrial Line 4.0, a series of 3D printers that combine versatility and ease of use.
The new 3D printers feature a brand new user interface which will be adopted across the entire WASP 3D printer line. An onboard video tutorial guides the user as a sort of “assistant coach,” as WASP describes it, and a Wi-Fi module allows the user to monitor and control the entire 3D printing process remotely from a computer or wireless device. A live-view camera allows for remote inspection of the current status of the print or time-lapse.
Multicore automatic extruder recognition is another new feature that recognizes which extruder is mounted on the 3D printer and automatically adjusts the settings. The new 3D printers also feature automatic calibration, as well as a USB option for those who would rather print that way.
The Industrial Line 4.0 doesn’t sacrifice productivity; WASP assures that the new machines offer high printing speeds, reliability, quality and a wide range of technical materials. The new 3D printers also retain the safety and reliability of features such as an end filament sensor, Free-Z-System and Resurrection System.
WASP has already had an industrial line of 3D printers on the market, but along with the new features of the new line comes the company’s smallest 3D printer, the Delta WASP 2040 Industrial 4.0. WASP may be well-known for the massive build sizes of many of its 3D printers, but the Delta WASP 2040 Industrial 4.0 shows that the company can do compact as well. The new 3D printer joins the Delta WASP 4070 Industrial 4.0 and the Delta WASP 3MT Industrial 4.0.
Formnext is taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from November 13th to 16th. If you’ll be at the show, you can visit WASP at Booth H48, Hall 3.0.
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