Dutch Robotic AM Firm Completes World’s First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge

Published by , April 13, 2018 9:19 am

(Brand-EBiz.Innovation) MX3D, a Dutch robotic additive manufacturing firm, has completed the world’s largest 3D printing of a steel bridge. The 12.5m by 6.3m construction is composed of 4,500 kg of stainless steel and took six months to construct.
MX3D used four of its MX3D-Metal robots to construct the bridge with the machines’ welding arms laying down one spot of molten metal at a time to create columns. The structure was not made onsite where it will span Amsterdam’s Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal. MX3D had initially hoped the robots could build their across the waterway.