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    Delta 3D printer from WASP prints sustainable houses made from mud

    Italian firm WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) has unveiled a new super-sized 3D printer that works with natural materials such as mud and fibre to create sustainable, low-cost housing.

    The ‘Delta’ printer aims to take the labor out of the traditional methods of building mud homes, providing a way to quickly construct shelters in developing countries. 

    The 6 metre tall mud-extruding device is capable of printing structurally sound houses up to 3 metres in height.

    It comprises three printing arms held together with lightweight ratcheting straps and can be easily disassembled and transported.

    A fine powder of local mud and clay is combined with water and fed into the printer, which stacks the mixture layer upon layer until the pre-designed structure is complete.     

    The house is then left to dry in the sun.

    WASP demonstrated the Delta printer earlier this month at Rome's Maker Faire, where they produced a smaller version of the mud brick dwelling.

    Courtesy Gizmag

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