WASP to 3D Print Houses with Plant Seeds Inside that can Grow Into Full Root Systems for Support

One of the most fascinating companies that we have covered over the past year has been a company called WASP, which stands for “World’s Advanced Saving Project”. WASP has some new developments in the progress of the project.

This week, from today through March 21st, WASP will be on hand at the MADEexpo in Milan, Italy, debuting their new rotating extruder being put to use on their 4-meter tall delta 3D printer. It is the first time that the rotating nozzle, which was just unveiled two weeks ago, is being publicly displayed in use on this prototype 3D printer. The 4-meter tall prototype printer is a working scaled down model of the 12-meter tall version which the company is currently working on. At the event, this 3D printer will be printing several different structures using different types of cement mixtures.

One of these mixture, is one that the company believes will play a major role in the 3D printing of houses. It is a mixture that includes seeds from certain weeds, mixed in with a cement/clay material. The seeds are intended to absorb the clay’s moisture and then grow and develop their root systems into the 3D printed structure. This will add great strength to the material, helping the structures maintain their form for years to come. … (read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com