3D printed Robotic Steel Bridge over a canal in Amsterdam
After the invention of 3D printed weapons, shoes, jewelry, automobiles, aircrafts and various other things, now there will be a 3D printed bridge. It is going to be created in a city named Amsterdam, Netherland.
The Dutch design company MX3D along with another software engineering company named Autodesk is working to construct a 3D printed Robotic Steel Bridge over a canal in Amsterdam. The exact location of this bridge has not been released yet.
The bridge is slated for completion in 2017, then with in two months only it will be completed. It’s a random guess that the finished bridge will be about 24 feet in length.
Joris Laarman, a Dutch artist and entrepreneur who will be designing the bridge, said on the project’s page
This bridge will show how 3D printing finally enters the world of large-scale, functional objects and sustainable materials while allowing unprecedented freedom of form, The symbolism of the bridge is a beautiful metaphor to connect the technology of the future with the old city, in a way that brings out the best of both worlds
In the design of this bridge, 3D printing has been done using six-axis robotic arms. MX3D’s robotic arms are computer-guided, driven by digital designs and can draw metal in midair like mutant spiders. The robots print using steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, or copper. These robots make lines in the air, without any support structures and by consecutively building welds in space randomly.
In fall of 2017, they’ll set up robots on opposite banks of a canal in Amsterdam and hit the print button. Over the course of two months as mentioned above, the robots will simultaneously print the bridge from each bank, eventually meeting in the middle to join the halves. This 3D printed Robotic Steel Bridge will be as strong as any other bridge and able to handle regular foot traffic for years to come.
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