World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge unveiled at Dutch Design Week

Dutch robotics company MX3D has completed the 3D printing of a steel bridge, which will be installed across a canal in Amsterdam next year.

Designer Joris Laarman worked with the robotic manufacturing technology start-up to build the 12-metre-long pedestrian bridge, which is being previewed at Dutch Design Week between 20 and 28 October.

First proposed in 2015, the structure has been constructed by robots from layers of molten steel. Its span was completed earlier this year. Now its deck has been built, marking the final stage in the construction process.

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