3D printed pedestrian bridge to span Amsterdam canal

3D printed pedestrian bridge to span Amsterdam canal

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3D printing is facilitating an explosion of experimentation in both form and material. Amsterdam’s MX3D studio is leading the way with its six-axis robot printers capable of printing objects of almost any size. Rather than being restricted by need to print within a machine, the MX3D bots move around the work being printed. This enables for almost any shape to be created. The company has partnered with the city of Amsterdam, Arup and Imperial College London to create a new standard of safety for 3D construction projects. Sensors attached to the bridge will provide constant, real-time data, including weight dispersion. The safety measurements will be simultaneously tested on a digital version of the structure. This in turn will allow engineers to look for future design tweaks.

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