CSP (Centro Sviluppo Progetti) was founded in 2003 from a 10-year experience of founder Massimo Moretti gained in the world of electronics and mechanics. The company develops innovative projects: continuous research and state of the art are the cornerstones of a work that is based on the desire to leave a better world than one has found and on trust in the technology behind sustainable progress.
And that is how WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) was created in 2012. A project focused on developing 3D printing and that finds its roots in the world of Open-source, trying to give and put into circulation know-how and tools. WASP manufactures solid professional printers with the aim to encourage sustainable development and in-house production.
The revenue from the sale of solid printers is invested in the research and development of integrated projects aiming at a production revolution that could result in widespread prosperity. Research that advances hand in hand with eco-friendly, sustainable and functional materials and innovative systems. The projects so far realised by the group are 100% self-financed.
The aim of WASP is to build ‘zero-mile’ homes, using materials found on the surrounding area. A similar project requires that the machine be portable and features low energy consumption, since in large areas of the planet, there is no electricity at all. It must therefore be able to use renewable energies such as sun, wind and water. The 12-meters-tall Big Delta that WASP has currently built can be assembled in about an hour by just three people and can be powered by a few meters of solar panels.
The first step in the group’s production history is the development of PowerWASP: a fast, economical and versatile 3D printer that mills wood and aluminium too. Equipped with a syringe, PowerWASP can also print ceramic mixtures.
Afterwards, the range of 3d DeltaWASP Printers was created, which meets the needs of 3D printing, from small to large. Fast and highly precise, they can execute a wide range of products. Thanks to the implementation of an extruder for printing ceramic materials, LDM WASP Extruder, DeltaWASP is a real chance of working, a leap into the world of digital craft, with minimum energy consumption.
In 2015 is realized the BigDelta, a 12m high giant printer to build homes, thanks to a complex research that has seen us convolti in the last three years.
In 2016 Wasp released Maker Economy Starter Kit, a giant construction system in architectural scale enclosed in a single container, which gives shape to a large, mobile technology park dedicated to 3D printing.
"We are dreamers. We are manufacturers. We are Makers. We start from 3D printing to save the world."
3D printing is WASP’s heart since a small and fast printer that materialises objects made of bio-plastic, clay, silicone and biocompatible materials, which mills wood and aluminium, makes it easy to start mini-productions and to create what you need by yourself.
The power of money and finance is based on the monopoly of production capacity; the WASP project works to make it public, with a perspective of equal opportunities and equal knowledge, to free creativity and boost economy from the bottom.
The challenge then is to give everyone the chance to make their objects by downloading the project from the network or making their own. In this way a new concept of production is born, which reduces shipping costs and drastically reduces material wastage, thus slowing the increase of waste to be disposed of.
The Earth’s resources are not enough to support the existing population explosion and to change the growth models is no longer an option but rather an urgent need.
It is within this context that the WASP dream is found: print a healthy, beautiful and human-scale home with a cost that tends to be null. Inspired by the technique of mason wasps, the symbol of the group, the research is aimed at building a 3D printer to make clay houses. Earth is available everywhere in the world; it is cheap and easily malleable. Combined with other ‘zero-mile’ local materials, clay can create printed buildings that last in time, that adapt to the territory and that do not leave ruins behind once no longer used.
The possibility of a home for all is an essential building block to the creation of a horizon of equality and meritocracy, shared prosperity, the horizon toward which WASP projects converge.
Maker economy is a new model where everything can be produced by yourself, where there is the chance of not depending on some unsurmountable entity that holds the productive monopoly. Our research is focused on the common welfare and shared knowledge. It is not necessary to be great to have great topics, our big goals are the sense of our work.
House, Work and Food, Health, are what a man need to live.
3D printing allows to find some new shared solutions for each one of these topics. The Maker Economy model can be exported everywhere, but, more than in our society, it could work where it doesn't exist a productive fabric and a net of working infrastructures. It is a sustainable development that feed itself and doesn't cause logistic problems.
International valuation predict a fast grow of low price houses requests by 2030 for more than 4 billion people with an income under 3.000 dollars per year. Most of them won't be able to spend more than 10% of the income per year to fulfill the need of a house. To satisfy this request the United Nations value that in the next 15 years there will be a daily need of 100.000 housing units. Moreover, the grown population will need to feed adequately, even in those countries where the climatic conditions are hostile to cultivation or where there are important disadvantages.
WASP consider unthinkable to pursue this goal by the exploitation of the planet and without a frugal and flexible project of the whole social context. 3D print technology can be made available to satisfy the primary needs in a sustainable way.
In balance between utopia and scientific pragmatism we developed the model of a village which fits these necessities.
A printed house with a cost that tends to zero made with local materials is put side by side to a vertical 3D printed garden, where hydroponic colture can be realized.
Everybody should cultivate everywhere and get what they need. To make it possible it needs to reduce the cultivation space, the amount of water needed and the chance of atmospherical or animal attacks to increase production. For this reason we choosed hydroponic colture, which consents to get a harvest even where the ground is unusable, with an amount of water that is minimal compared to the traditional colture.
The third element of the village is a lab, in which there are compact 3D printers to realize every kind of production and work.
Our manifesto below aims to focus our vision, to crystallize the essence of the project itself and his continuous and unavoidable evolution. Touching the philosophical, political and social aspects is something unintentional but unavoidable.
1) Everything is mind, everything is change, reality is the result of shared thoughts. WASP project is a humanistic experiment: sailing between art and science, economy and politics, we plan sustainable models and systems, sharing our vision.
2) Nowadays who's rich has more opportunities. This state of things leads to monopolies and social inequity which infect life quality. WASProject wants to give an economical value to knowledge, commitment and sharing independently of social and economic classes, with a perspective of equal opportunity and meritocracy.
3) Our planet resources aren't sufficient for the current demographic explosion, so we need to change our development models. WASProject studies, realizes and sponsors eco-friendly systems.
4) The house is a primary need and a right, WASP project suggests a process to realize houses with a very low price; we are self-founding the project evolution by selling our developed systems.
5) Power of money and finance are based on the monopoly of industrial production, WASP project works to let people produce what they need.
6) Once everyone is going to be able to build what they imagine, propriety and poverty will belong to the past. WASProject spreads knowledge and systems to give shape to ideas.
7) WASP project works to realize and diffuse the most advanced technologies and let everyone use them; equal opportunities to free creativity and relaunch the (new) economy from the bottom.
WASP comes from a challenge that art throws to science: finding solutions to make dreams true. The challenge is to make everyone capable of realising their own projects by using CAD drawing or by downloading objects from the internet; this is a new concept of “project”. It reduces transportation and production costs as well as waste. This is our aim: a small and fast 3D printer which uses ABS and PLA plastics making objects needed by users, as well as milling wood, plastic and metals. Science responds with a machine capable of creating more objects in your own home.
But we want to print houses.
"It is within this context that the WASP dream is found: print a healthy, beautiful and human-scale home with a cost that tends to be null. Inspired by the technique of mason wasps, the symbol of the group, the research is aimed at building a 3D printer to make clay houses. Earth is available everywhere in the world; it is cheap and easily malleable. Combined with other ‘zero-mile’ local materials, clay can create printed buildings that last in time, that adapt to the territory and that do not leave ruins behind once no longer used."