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MX3D Designs a Pedestrian Bridge for the Amsterdam Canal

 - Apr 22, 2018
References: mx3d & dezeen
Dutch designer Joris Laarman and Amsterdam-based robotic manufacturing technology start-up MX3D are collaborating on a steel pedestrian bridge that will span over the city's canal. The process of building the 12 meter-long bridge is quite interesting and is a testimonial to a higher degree of integration of mechanized entities in the workplace -- a sort of a second Industrial Revolution.

The Dutch steel pedestrian bridge is being 3D printed by six-axis robots. Of course, to pass the quality check, the framework is going to be tested by engineering firm Arup and researchers from Imperial College London. The first test revealed that the structure "performed well."

Still in the process of manufacturing, MX3D expects to have the steel pedestrian bridge finished by October.

Photo Credits: Thijs Wolzak