WASP is based outside of Bologna Italy and has been developing 3D printers since 2012. WASP is working with the same key values and mantra as Lostboyslab, the local power of manufacturing and reusing and recycling materials to build a better world and circularity of resources. WASP has successfully built many printers over the years and is now mainly based in circular and biomaterials with the delta technology for 3D printing, a fast and reliable solution.
Both collections are aimed for use by architects, interior decorators, product designers and other professionals that want to use FDM printing for final production. Lostboyslab as a circular design studio and Scandinavia's largest print farm, have during the years tested more than 200 different materials on the market but none of them were what we as designers really wanted.
The partnership will be focusing on all areas of plastic pollution and lostboyslab will assist with 3D technology and engineering, as well as sustainability processes to help and guide STCC to a fully circular and zero carbon and zero plastic waste event company.
This will involve showcasing the nano factories where recycling units and 3D printers are working 24/7 in a 20” shipping container powered by solar energy. These Mobile Maker Units will be on site at the race tracks to support race teams with manufacturing of spare parts, tools and other possible assistance for immediate help during the race weekends.
The two companies will now join forces in a new sustainable partnership, starting with the opening of the https://www.lostboyslab.shop/ an online sales channel for the Reflow rPLA and rPETG ranges. More details about the partnership will be released later during the year.
After extensive testing, research and production in the 3D print farm consisting of more than 60 printers utilizing over 150 materials from 20+ different brands, it became a natural choice to primarily use Reflow recycled PLA and PETG for production in the farm on the FDM 3D printers. The reflow materials have competitive advantages with their significant environmental impact, source traceable inputs, competitive price, premium level quality and quick delivery times.
This does not affect our industrial 3D printing solutions like Markforged, where they still use ONYX or in our research where other 3D printing technologies like SLS or Resin are used. From today onwards, all 3D printers producing parts in the FDM 3D print farm with PLA and PETG like Prusa, Creality, Artillery and many more, we will switch over completely to the “green” alternative, that prints just as well as virgin material, with the same quality, accuracy and arguably nicer colors.
The Reflow rPLA and rPETG are available today at https://www.lostboyslab.shop/ and filaments are in stock in Sweden for immediate delivery.