3D Printing a Steel Bridge

Heijmans and MX3D to print a bridge in Amsterdam

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Sat, Jun 13th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Heijmans, together with Dutch start-up MX3D, will collaborate in building a 3D printed steel bridge in Amsterdam envisioned by designer Joris Laarman. The goal is to demonstrate how 3D printing will be entering "the world of large-scale, functional objects" while allowing "unprecedented freedom of form."

MX3D equips multi-axis industrial robots with 3D printing tools and develops software so that the robots print metals, plastics and combinations of materials in virtually any format. From large construction to small part - with this technique MX3D can 3D print strong, complex structures of durable material. The new technique is cost-effective and scalable, more than current 3D printing methods, and offers creative robot production solutions for art, construction and more.

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