Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .




TECH SPACE
Italian collective unveils world's largest 3-D printer
by Marilyn Malara
Rieti, Italy (UPI) Sep 26, 2015


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

The world's largest 3-D printer is capable of building clay dwellings aimed to be used to supplement a growing global housing crisis.

Italian collective WASP -- or World's Advanced Saving Project -- presented their 40 foot high, lightweight printer named Big Delta last week during a three-day festival celebrating the feat. Unlike other large scale 3-D printers focused on building structures, this device is capable of creating an entire hut from the bottom up during one printing session. Its principal building material is mud.

The distinct shapes of the printed housing mimics those of mud nests built by a certain species of wasp. The designs are also inspired by traditional hut dwellings and mud structures like those built in Morocco.

According to a press release, WASP aims to employ Big Delta to build affordable housing for an estimated 4 billion people who will be living on less than $3,000 annually by 2030. The United Nations calculates the need of an average 100,000 new homes per day over the next 15 years. WASP hopes to be part of the solution, but also to inspire a new method of living.

"The company proposes a vision that goes well beyond that of low cost housing," the release read. "We are talking about the MakerEconomy, a new model where everything can be self manufactured through shared solutions."

WASP was created in 2012 by Massimo Moretti, who previously founded CSP (Centro Sviluppo Progetti) after working ten years in the electronic industry. WASP focuses on developing 3-D printing technology which can later be part of an "Open-Souce" society where manufacturing goods is placed into the consumer's hands. It develops printers capable of using materials such as bio-plastic, clay, silicone and even wood to print various objects.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





TECH SPACE
3-D printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Sep 23, 2015
A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease. Collaborators on the project are from the University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech, University ... read more


TECH SPACE
NASA's LRO discovers Earth's pull is 'massaging' our moon

Moon's crust as fractured as can be

China aims to land Chang'e-4 probe on far side of moon

China Plans Lunar Rover For Far Side of Moon

TECH SPACE
Expect Martian Colonies to Build Themselves First

Opportunity Continues Search for Clay Minerals On Mars

Record-breaking astronauts return to Earth

Supervising two rovers from space

TECH SPACE
Making a difference with open source science equipment

NASA, Harmonic Launch First Non-Commercial UHD Channel in NAmerica

Russian cosmonaut back after record 879 days in space

New Life for Old Buddy: Russia Tests Renewed Soyuz-MS Spacecraft

TECH SPACE
Long March-2D carrier rocket blasts off in NW China

Progress for Tiangong 2

China rocket parts hit villager's home: police, media

China's "sky eyes" help protect world heritage Angkor Wat

TECH SPACE
US astronaut misses fresh air halfway through year-long mission

Andreas Mogensen lands after a busy mission on Space Station

ISS Crew Enjoy Kharcho Soup, Mare's Milk in Orbit

Slam dunk for Andreas in space controlling rover on ground

TECH SPACE
Europe's MBDA to market U.S.-made rocket conversion system

Russia successfully launches satellite with Proton rocket

Russia Launches Telecoms Satellite on Board Proton-M Rocket

Boeing rejects Aerojet bid for United Launch Alliance

TECH SPACE
Stellar atmosphere can be used to predict the composition of rocky exoplanets

Watching an exoplanet in motion around a distant star

Study: 'Hot Jupiter' exoplanets formed extremely rapidly

Europlanet 2020 launches new era of planetary collaboration in Europe

TECH SPACE
Laser pulses for ultrahigh molecular sensitivity, in Nature Photonics

4-D technology allows self-folding of complex objects

Laser ablation boosts terahertz emission

Insects passed 'the Turing Test'




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.