3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam, Built by Robots

The quaint, cobblestoned city of Amsterdam is about to get a modern addition: a 3D-printed footbridge.

The canal-spanning bridge, which is on track to be completed by 2017, is the brainchild of MX3D, a tech startup based in the Dutch capital. The bridge will be constructed entirely by robots that can “print” complex steel objects in midair. The autonomous bots are like mechanical, torch-wielding welders that melt together layer upon layer of steel to form a solid object, said Tim Geurtjens, MX3D’s co-founder and chief technology officer.Read more

Source: livescience.com

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