The 3D Printed Steel Bridge.
MX3D, a Dutch 3D printing firm, has started a project wherein they will be 3D printing a steel bridge across Amsterdam’s famous canals. They will be making use of two modified, multi-axis robotic arms.
The project started by the Joris Laarman Studio and Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Thanks to the support and software from Autodesk, they were able to weld metal or print resin in mid-air without the need for support structures of size constraints.
Source: 3D Printing Industry
Source: YouTube, MX3D Bridge
Once this project is complete, this will be the world’s first 3D printed bridge, and this may be the start of a new era in bridge construction as well as a leap in eh 3D printing industry! There are also a lot of other 3D printing-based architectural projects around the world such as Amsterdam’s 3D Printed Canal House, the VULCAN pavilion in China, and many more.