Two years ago, the World’s Advanced Saving Project, aka WASP, announced that it would be starting work on what seemed like an extremely far-fetched, if not impossible, project – 3D printing an entire village. To be constructed in Massa Lombarda, Italy, the village of Shamballa was to be an ecological, technological showcase that demonstrated a truly circular economy. The idea was for the residents of the village to be completely self-sufficient, growing and making what they needed without reliance on the outside world. The houses would be 3D printed, and a laboratory equipped with 3D printers would allow residents to print what they needed – furniture, biomedical tools, etc. The driving force behind the construction of the village is the WASP BigDelta 3D printer, a massive 3D printer designed for the construction of houses. BigDelta was designed with the goal of 3D printing safe, sustainable housing in remote and developing areas,
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