MX3D Reveals Location of 3d printed steel bridge

Press release Friday, October 16th 15:00

3D Printing a Metal Bridge in Amsterdam starts.

Bridge will be installed across the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal.

Today MX3D will start its unique 3D printing project in Amsterdam. The project involves the 3D printing of the world’s first metal bridge. A building site will be opened in NDSM’s yard where the robots will print the fully functional bridge.

Alderman and Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren will officially start up the project and will announce that the printed bridge, designed by Joris Laarman, will be installed across the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal.

The Dutch company MX3D researches and develops pioneering, profitable robotic 3D print technology. MX3D has the capacity to 3D print smart, functional objects composed of sustainable materials in virtually any shape, much larger and more efficiently than has been possible up until now.

The project is supported by the partners Autodesk, Heijmans and ArcelorMittal, the sponsors Air Liquide, ABB robotics, STV, Delcam, Lenovo, Oerlikon, UL, Plymovent, Maxibel, Desso and the public partners TU Delft, AMS Fieldlab and the Municipality of Amsterdam.

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(photocredits: Thijs Wolzak, JL, Adriaan de Groot)