by Patrick Vicente April 10, 2018

Dutch robotics firm MX3D utilized 3D printing to build a functional stainless steel bridge for pedestrians in Amsterdam's red light district.

The bridge, measuring 41 foot long, took four robots, 9,920 pounds of stainless steel, and six months of printing to complete. MX3D made use of an industrial robot, a welding machine, and software to make the 3D printers.



In the future, MX3D plans to add sensors to the bridge to monitor changes in its health and structure.

The footbridge will undergo a number of load tests before installation in 2019.

 

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