Wasp printer makes intricate parts

Feb. 22, 2023
The 60100 HDP uses granules to produce parts with surfaces equal to those created by FDM 3D printers, at a fraction of the cost.

60100 HDP Wasp’s new medium- and large-format fused-granulate-fabrication 3D printer is useful for prototyping and testing resins, making it appropriate for small-series production and the creation of intricate parts that are difficult to manufacture on standard equipment. It can make orthopedic busts and medical braces.  

What’s new? The printer, which will be available in June. It includes Wasp’s hot-chamber system, called Firecap, installed on the effector. It’s capable of reaching 392 degrees Fahrenheit, while the extruder can print at temperatures of up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit. The printer will be available in June. 

Benefits The ability to produce parts with surfaces equal to those created by fused-deposition-modeling 3D printers, but at a fraction of the cost because the 60100 HPD prints directly from granules. Because its extruder can handle high temperatures, the printer can process high-grade technopolymers, such as polyetheretherketone. 

Wasp srl, Massa Lombarda, Italy, 39-0545-87858, www.3dwasp.com/en

Vital Statistics 

Machine weight: 551 pounds  

Print volume: Up to 23.6 inches (diameter) by 39.4 inches (height)  

Hot-end temperature: Up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit 

Localized chamber temperature: Up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit 

Materials: Polylactic acid (PLA) and 100 percent recycled PLA, ABS, polyetheretherketone, polyphenylene sulfide, PET, acrylonitrile styrene acrylate 

Nozzle diameter: From 0.7mm to 3mm 

Print speed: Up to 7.9 inches per second 

Travel speed: Up to 11.8 inches per second 

About the Author

Karen Hanna | Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna covers injection molding, molds and tooling, processors, workforce and other topics, and writes features including In Other Words and Problem Solved for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. She has more than 15 years of experience in daily and magazine journalism.