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A Dutch Designer is 3D-Printing an Entire Steel Bridge

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All photos courtesy of Joris Laarman for MX3D via <a href="http://www.designboom.com/technology/mx3d-heijmans-3dprint-bridge-06-14-2015">Designboom</a>
All photos courtesy of Joris Laarman for MX3D via Designboom

3D printing has made great leaps in recent years, though now those leaps will be literal: a Dutch construction company is teaming up with software giant Autodesk and a 3D printing company to 3D print a steel bridge in Amsterdam. They'll use robotic arms equipped with a specialized welding device that crafts steel structures, drop by drop, in mid-air. The exact design and its location have not been finalized but the group has already produced several smaller-scale models; they aim to complete the project by mid-2017.


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