In 2015 we have chosen a relatively unknown Italian 3D printer DeltaWasp 2040 to be our first 3D printer. It arrived in a washing machine size box and it already included a spool of filaments and a SD card with several files. This helped to us to start printing straight away using the pre-loaded Gcode files. A sample 3D printed gnome was also included, so we had an idea what our prints should look like. Its ability to print in a range of different filaments and flexibility proved that we’ve made the right choice. Of course it was not that easy at first and there were not many instructions available. However, its potential were not hard to see from the start. Click on picture to zoom
Delta Wasp is one the most versatile 3D printers. It has a big build volume and it can use a wide range of materials. There is a choice to change an extruder to print in clay, porcelain and other fluid-dense materials. Delta Wasp has an eye-catching design, it stands out next to conventional extrusion 3D printers. It is also very fast, reaching printing speed up to 300 mm/sec. Delta Wasp has a unique resurrection system, which can be helpful during a power cut, for example. It also allows to pause printing for the night with its Stop & Save option.
The quality of the print is very good and as we learn, we are pushing ourselves to take on more challenging projects. On our website we are publishing our prints and tips. We hope that sharing our experience will help other new makers.
DeltaWASP 2040 Characteristics
Nozzle 0.4 mm
Print Area 200 mm diameter x 400 mm hight
Circular Build Area Shape
Filament size 1.75 mm
Max Speed 300 mm/sec
Resolution – layer height from 0.05 mm (50 micron)
Materials: PLA, ABS, PET, Plywood, Nylon, Polystyrene, Flex, Experimental