World’s Largest Delta 3D Printer Can Print Nearly Zero-Cost Housing Out of Mud

By: | November 2nd, 2015

Image courtesy World’s Advanced Saving Project

As per estimates by the United Nations, there will be an average daily requirement of 100,000 new housing units worldwide over the next 15 years.

The Italian company WASP, or World’s Advanced Saving Project, recently came up with the solution to this problem with the world’s largest delta 3D printer that can construct buildings out of mud and clay with very little costs. The massive 12-meter-tall (40 feet) Big Delta printer builds eco-friendly homes with one of the world’s oldest building materials – mud.

Image courtesy World’s Advanced Saving Project

Image courtesy World’s Advanced Saving Project

Mud has no environmental footprint, is available locally, and has natural insulating benefits… thus, it proves to be the perfect choice for construction.

Inventor Massimo Moretti launched WASP with the objective to “create a means for affordable fabrication of homes, and provide these means to the locals in poverty stricken areas.”

Image courtesy World’s Advanced Saving Project

Image courtesy World’s Advanced Saving Project

These 3D printed houses are not only a perfect solution to meet the needs of a surging population in the developing world, but can also help in bringing quick relief in emergency situations.

According to the company, the town of Iglesias, on the southern coast of Sardinia, has already shown interest in the Big Delta and most probably it will be the first place where housing units will be built using the printer.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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