Date published: 11 June 2015 18:26 Last update: June 11, 2015 18:25
The Dutch technology startup MX3D wants to provide Amsterdam by 2017 with a 3d-printed steel bridge.
The plans for the construction were announced Thursday by MX3D.The technique of MX3D doesn’t actually use ‘ traditional ‘ 3d printers. It concerns industrial robots that have been adapted to the manufacturing and construction process.The equipment can both steel as plastic printing in “practically any size,” said MX3D. The steel construction of the bridge must be printed by the robots.The project would be completed in the course of 2017. Starting from september this year, however, the progress of the project can be viewed at the Office address of MX3D in Amsterdam at the NDSM shipyard, on the company’s website.MX3D for the project has the support of the municipality of Amsterdam and works with construction company heijmans and software maker Autodesk. Where exactly the bridge, according to MX3D be announced soon.Video: Watch the announcement of the bridge project