6 th and e 7 th October 2018

Crane WASP The infinite 3d printer

Presentation of the new technology for architectural 3d printing

We have been working on this project for 2 years in order to optimize and develop the technology and finally we are proud to introduce the WASP reached goal. Without forgetting our origin we look ahead towards the future and the result is a new 3d printer for architectural scale.

The Crane WASP  “ the infinite 3d printer” will be presented on 6 th and e 7 th October in Massa Lombarda.  A collaborative 3d printing system able to print Houses; it can be put in the “Maker Economy Starter Kit”; it prints material from the place of origin ( 0 km) taking example from our distinctive symbol: the potter wasp. During the event also the study-case of 2018 : Gaia will be presented. This is a the first module in soil ever realized with the 3d print- technology . It's a structure obtain by soil straw and compost from food waste.

You can visit also the whole area with the working in progress and the progresses from the first “Shamballa” together with an exhibition of works realized belonging to the most different fields: House, Art, Energy, Digital Fabrication, Health, Food.

hero immage credits: WASP hub Venezia


6 th October Program


Travelling to Shamballa 


Meeting:  on 6th October 2018 in  Massa Lombarda (RA) at Ex-Chiesa del Carmine

                   A CALL TO SAVE THE WORLD

Large-scale 3d printing and green building

The most important experts from all over the world meet to discuss about the state of Art. WASP  launches a new proposal : the collaborative 3d printing system : the  WASP Crane or the infinite 3D printer.

 GAIA the  2018 case study  will be presented too. A Living module 3d printed with soil,  straw and waste from food.  In the afternoon Visitors interested can experience  the Technological park.  


H 9.00 – 10.00 Registration and welcome

H 10.00 - 11.00  WASP introduction

from  Big Delta 12m to Wasp Crane the infinite -Massimo Moretti CEO

WASP Crane a collaborative 3d printing system  - WASP Team

GAIA a 3d  printed module in terrain and chaff - WASP Team & RICEHOUSE

H 11.00  coffee break

H 11.15 Guests- speeches  with  contemporary experience sharing from several groups involved in the  house3d printing

H 12.00  Round Table: exchange of know-how and experiences. 

Moderator: Alessandro Ranellucci

H 13.00  lunch break

H  15.00  To the  WASP Technology Park / Via Castelletto 104 Massa Lombarda (Ra)

press point: interviews – photos and videoes (for appointments and information please contact: ufficiostampa@wasproject.it)

H  15.30 lecture by the President of the Emilia Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini and the Mayor of Massa Lombarda Daniele Bassi

H  15.45  visiting the park: Travelling to Shamballa

  • Technical explanation of WASP Crane
  • Showing the 3d printed case-studies realized with the new Crane WASP: Gaia a soil 3d  printed module, Totem StarGate 3d printed with eco-friendly concrete, Mockup a wall section 3d printed.
  • Virtual reality with Artigitale: a great experience inside Shamballa

H 17.30    closing conference

H 19.00 Techno Freak party nerds going crazy

For those who want to have fun with us:   Wasp Party. !

Dj set by the artist  Marco Samorè 

H 20.00  inizio festa we warmly recommend to wear  techno freak clothes)

H 00.00  Silence

Former Church of Carmine in via Rustici 2 Massa Lombarda (RA)
CONFERENCE PROGRAM on Saturday 6th  October 2018
Large-scale 3d printing and green building
The major world leaders meet to talk about the state of art. WASP launches a new alternative: the  WASP Crane a  collaborative printing system also called the infinite 3D printer.
The case study 2018 will also be presented: GAIA the 3d printed housing module realized with soil and waste from the agri-food chain. In the second part of the day we will visit the module in the park where it has been built
H 9.00 - 10.00 registration
H 10.00 - 11.30 MASSIMO MORETTI and WASP Team
  • Motivation as our research Lodestar
    Presentation of the WASP project
  • Digital manufacturing to meet basic human needs; democratization of production capacity, as an alternative to the industrial economy.
  • Maker economy starter kit or the self-production economy: food, home, health, energy, digital crafts, art/culture.
Focus on one of the application filed: Home
  • From the Big Delta to the WASP Crane ; Why?
  • Modular and evolutionary system
  • Development of extrusion systems
  • Choice and development of materials for architectural applications
  • The house that  takes care of you, controlled release walls
  • Presentation of the Gaia project
Project exhibition
  • Material deposition logic to improve thermal and mechanical characteristics of printing on the ground
  • Multifunctional wall system: insulation, ventilation, plant engineering
  • Formulation of the biomaterial used for the 3D printing based on terrain at Km0
  • Waste Materials from the agri-food supply chain  used  with  Rice House
H 11.00 - coffee break
H 11.15 - Roundtable with Alessandro Ranellucci and guests from all over the world
The strength of the group, collective knowledge at  the collective good service
H 12.00 Some themes:
sharing knowledge or industrial secrets?
To be a pioneer or to follow innovation?
How to make this technology accept by the government regulations
Possible market outlets: consulting, services, equipment, construction ...
A new aesthetic with new technology?
Approach to the legislation
Safety at work and 3d printing
Full 3D printing or mixed technique? integrated digital manufacturing
H 13.00 - Lunch break: list of affiliated sites
H 3.00 pm Meeting at via Castelletto 104 at WASP headquarters
H 15.30 Intervention by the President of the Emilia Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini and the Mayor of Massa Lombarda Daniele Bassi
H 15.45 Field visit: Journey to Shamballa
 WASP Crane - technical explanation
Illustration of the case study printed with Crane WASP: Gaia housing module printed in 3d, Totem StarGate 3d printed in cement mortar, Mockup section of wall.
Virtual reality with Artigitale: a firsthand experience in Shamballa
H 17.30 Closing of the scientific section
H 5.45 Aperitif and Music
7th October Program
<p><strong>Travelling to Shamballa</strong></p> <p>Via Castelletto 104 Massa Lombarda (RA)</p> <p>During the second day event, while meetings and conferences take place,  it  will be possible to visit  Shamballa spaces and learn more about WASP reality.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WASP Hub meeting<br /> </strong><em>Round table</em></p> <p>The WASP Hubs are unique realities: Updated on the technological research, they spread Wasp project vision to the world.  They create a world net investigating on and developing the following themes: House – Food – Energy – Digital Fabrication, Art, Helath . We invite you to take part to this exchange of experiences and projects to better understand all 3d printing applications!</p> <p><strong>H 10.30</strong> Opening - Massimo Moretti<br /> <strong>H 11.00  </strong>Round table, proposal exchange.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>HOW TO MAKE A HOUSE FROM SOIL : MIXTURE<br /> </strong><em>Workshop</em></p> <p>To build a house on the ground using soil it's a very ancient story but also current today.<br /> First step: how to prepare the mixture to use in the WASP Crane . How? With hands and naked feet!</p> <p><strong>H 14.30<br /> </strong>Process explanation<br /> Our receipt secrets<br /> Consideration on materials at 0 km plus combination with vegetal fibers and food waste</p> <p>Use naked  feet to prepare the mixture<br /> Printing the mixture with WASP Crane<br /> A confortable Wearing is warmly recommended together with a towel some paper and a pen.</p> <p><strong>3D PRINTING USED TO HELP<br /> </strong>Meeting</p> <p>The biomedical 3D printing: innovative solutions to help people. When Technology and Costum-made are for  and at everybody's service. Prothesis, orthoses, clinical models  and much more. Come and you'll discover what it's about!</p> <p><strong>H 16.00<br /> </strong>Jean Bassmaji - “ One Hand to Help Siria” The Damasco Twinning<br /> Lelio Leoncini -  3D printing as the innovative answer to scoliosis”</p> <p><strong>SCULPTURE and 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY<br /> <em>Workshop</em></strong></p> <p>A preview introduction to WASP at  Maker Faire 2018. with  Andrea Melò and Luca Tarlazzi  An interesting and successful cooperation between  scultpure and clay 3D printing. The perfect blend between art and technology.</p> <p><strong>H 16.30<br /> </strong>Introduction: How do we 3d-print with clay?Our products description:<br /> “conci” 3D PRINTED<br /> “conci” sculptures</p> <p>We recommend to wear confortable clothes, and to take paper, pen and sculpture tools.</p> <p><strong>SITTING OR STANDING<br /> <em>Workshop<br /> </em></strong><em>How do we sit</em>? Why do we sit? To sit or to stand? While wondering we project together with the designer Giorgio Gurioli sitting on the ground.</p> <p><strong>H 17.00 </strong>Introduction<br /> Team planning</p> <p><strong>VERTICAL PLANTS<br /> <em>Workshop<br /> </em></strong><em>Don't miss the appointement, the most appetising moment : when we are assembling the new 3d printed module for the hydroponic cultivation. Then an explanation of how it works follows.</em></p> <p>H 17.30<br /> introduction<br /> Module assemble<br /> positioning the plants</p> <p><strong>OPEN E-MOTION<br /> Meeting<em><br /> </em></strong><em>Moving to the  future with electrical bikes. We will discover what they are – which kinds and possible developements!</em></p> <p>H 18.00<br /> Introduction to the electrical Bike</p> <p><strong>“SHAMBALLA: the ideal city between History and Myth”</strong></p> <p><strong><em>meeting<br /> </em></strong>Gerardo Lonardoni comes and tells us again what Shamballa is: the ancient legend of a perfect city  that is lost in the dawn of time  - a place where the inhabitants, grown both spiritually and intellectually, live in peace and harmony.  Is it only  a fantasy?</p> <p><strong>H 18.00<br /> </strong>Historical hints<br /> Shamballa in the centuries<br /> Countries and its representations<br /> suggested texts to examin the matter more deeply</p> <p><strong>H 19.00<br /> Greetings and closure</strong></p>
Logistics and contacts

A Shutlle from  8:00 to 9:00 and from 17:00 to 18:30 is available from and to Imola train station and Massa lombarda during the whole event.

WASP's contacts:


+39 0545 82966

contact for info and press kit :

Maurizio Andreoli  ufficiostampa@wasproject.it

Worshop  registration:


Crane WASP

the infinite 3d printer


We will present the new invention by following these main points:

  • Modular system with different configurations, which to choose and why.
  • Coordinated and collaborative 3D printing, the heart of the project.
  • Extrusion of natural materials and cement mortars, our acquired knowledge. 
  • On-site fabrication, transportability, and man-machine interaction.


Crane WASP The Infinity 3d printer is a modular collaborative 3D printing system. It reinterprets the classic building cranes from a digital manufacturing point of view. It is composed of a main printer unit that can be assembled in different configurations depending on the printing area and therefore on the dimensions of the architectural structure to be calculated in 3d.
The print area of the single module is 6.60 meters in diameter for a height of 3 meters.
The evolution of the Big Delta 12M allows us to reduce the mechanical dimensions of the printer while maintaining a large print area. Created with the same modular mechanical components  used to make up the Big Delta 12M aluminum structure , it is a fast and efficient tool to be dismantled and reassembled  for an easy transport.
The single module can work self-sufficiently by printing fluids of different kinds: cement, bio cement, natural dough. Once you have a single module,  you can expand it by adding traverses and printer arms, thus generating an infinite digital manufacturing system.
It is not necessary to "cover" the entire area involved in the construction with the printing area of the  WASP Cranes because they can be reconfigured and can advance with generative attitude depending on the growth and shape of the building. More WASP Cranes, when working  together,   have a potentially infinite printing area  and can be set by the on-site operators following the evolution of the architectural project.
Contained in the Maker Economy Starter Kit, it too is designed to be able to print on-site natural mixes at 0km,  with the addition of natural fibers for architectural-scale construction. The container, transported on site, offers all the necessary tools to build a self-sufficient village through the most advanced additive technologies. Depending on the territory and the project, one can choose the optimal printing configurations, by assembling  each single module in different ways.  All components are transported disassembled. The basic tools included in the kit together with the printer, are those dedicated to the mixture: muller and tumbler



Next Ground

The case study 2018, the Gaia module is the first living example printed with the WASP Crane . It combines the most advanced technology with the oldest material,  melting earth and mind.

What we will present is an architectural module complete with insulation and coating systems, obtained through natural materials and which reflect the green building principles applied to digital fabrication. In collaboration with Rice House, we have added husks and rice straw to the inner spaces of the 3d printed-built -wall . The masonry is completely printed in 3d. The design of the wall, with grooves and insulation, gives Gaia very high energy performance. During the event it will be possible to enter Gaia, touch the walls, and see what   soil-3d printing  is.

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Aggiornamento da Shamballa, la stampa 3d di Gaia!