WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, has created the WASP Hub network and is expanding in Italy and across the world to cities including, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Paris, Umea, Jersey City and Beirut.
There has been a lot of moving (and shaking) from WASP, the Italian 3D printing company WASP (short for “World’s Advanced Saving Project”), lately.
For example, the company, which was founded in 2012 and is responsible for the largest Delta printer in the world, recently announced that its Shamballa Technology Park had moved.
But, that’s not all as the company is now announcing its expansion of what it’s calling the Hub Network, across the globe. WASP explains in a press release that it created a Hub Network after acquiring a new large office.
This space is equipped with service for large 3D printing and is the new location for the Shamballa Technology Park. Read more about the move, here.
So far, ten hubs have been opened. Their locations include Macerata, Mantua, and Venice in Italy. But also, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Paris, Umea, Jersey City and Beirut. Soon to come are hubs in Milan and Berlin.
The idea is that a hub is a business unit which “create innovation by sharing discoveries, projects, processes, materials and job opportunities,” the company explains in a press release.
What is a WASP Hub?
At a WASP Hub, you’ll be able to find a workspace decked out with digital fabrication machines. Such equipment includes a Delta WASP 2040 TURBO2, a Delta WASP 4070 INDUSTRIAL, a Delta WASP 3MT INDUSTRIAL and a Clay Kit 2.0 with LDM Wasp Extruder.
The company aim is for these spaces to be used as “a laboratory for the creation of objects that can be used in the different research fields identified by WASP as basic human needs: food, health, home, energy, digital fabrication, art, and culture.”
Hubs are started by locals and their current resources. When people with technical skills begin planning a project for “collective wellness”, WASP provides digital manufacturing tools for services and projects.
The company adds in their press release that the overall goal is to generate well-being and economic development, who doesn’t want that? They also hope that their technologies can be used to improve the world and serve mankind. Visit the WASP website for more information.
Source: Press Release