AM Americas Exhibitor Spotlight Series: WASP

The DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial, DeltaWASP 20 40 Turbo2 and DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial 3D printers 

AM Shows and Disruptive Magazine have decided to join forces in the lead up to Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017 and bring you the Exhibitor Spotlight series. This is an opportunity for exhibitors to fill you in on the products and services they intend to showcase at the event as well as share their views on the future of industrial 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM). If you like what you read, all the more reason to come meet them on December 6-8, in Pasadena, USA.

Name and job title: Massimo Moretti, chief executive officer (CEO)
Address: Viale Zaganelli, 26–48024 Massa Lombarda, Ravenna, Italy
Phone number: +39 0545 82966
Email: / Website:
Social media: Facebook * Flickr * Instagram * Twitter * YouTube
Company description: WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) is an Italian company that designs, manufactures and sells a scaled-up system of 3D printers from FDM to LDM technology with a wide range of products.

What products and/or services will you be showcasing at Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017?
Wasp will be showcasing the new DeltaWASP 20 40 TURBO2, DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial and DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial 3D printers. The DeltaWASP 20 40 TURBO2 boasts a build volume of up to 200 x 400 mm (Ø x h), a maximum print speed of 500 mm/s and a travel speed of up to 1,000 mm/s. With a minimum layer height of 50 microns, the 3D printer is also suitable for printing small parts or fine details. The printer’s heated bed has a maximum temperature of 120˚C.

The DeltaWASP 40 70 Industrial is a full-metal machine designed for industrial use. The 3D printer uses a heated enclosure with an advanced ventilation system, preventing both heat and noise from escaping. It can be used to print technical materials.

The DeltaWASP 3MT Industrial, on the other hand, is an industrial reworking of the DeltaWASP 3MT, fitted with an acoustically and thermally insulated chamber like the 40 70 Industrial. A pellet extruder can be fitted to the 3D printer to print large objects through nozzles of up to 3.5 mm in diameter (0.4, 0.7 and 1.2 mm will also work).

We will also be demonstrating two extruders, contrastingly named Spitfire and Zen. The Spitfire is able to extrude a huge quantity of filament per hour, while the Zen is a double extruder that can be used for multi-material 3D printing.

What influenced your decision to exhibit at Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017?
The exhibiting experience at Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016.

What in your opinion will be the next big advance for 3D printing/AM?
If we look to the unrestrained potential that WASP has had in its first four years of life, it's difficult to foresee now what will happen in the next 15 years. We imagine a world where every single family has the means necessary to live in a respectable way, due to the technologies available and shared know-how. 3D printing is the joining link between know-how and its materialized result.