Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A plan for a 3D-printed steel bridge in Amsterdam could reduce speed and cost

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While 3D printing has endless possibilities, we have yet to see many applications in everyday use. That might change, however, with the creation of a 3D-printed steel bridge in Amsterdam.

The city is working with Dutch robot company MX3D and engineering software company Autodesk to create a 3D-printed bridge over a canal there, though an exact location has not yet been released.

MX3D, which is known for 3D printing complex metal shapes in midair without any support structures, is taking on the bridge as its next project.

The bridge is slated for completion in 2017, but will reportedly only take two months to print. According to Fast Company, the bridge will be about 24 feet in length. Read more...

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