A multi-axis robotic 3D printer has the ability to print structures in mid-air, and will test its mettle by building a public bridge over a river underneath itself. Developed by Amsterdam-based company MX3D, the robot prints steel lines, welding them with molten metal. Building the bridge will be a test of the effectiveness of MX3D’s technique and their ability to build functional structures.
The project hasn’t begun yet, and the design of the bridge, its location within Amsterdam, and the number of robots which will be involved have not yet been revealed. It is expected to start in September 2015.
Gravity-defying 3D printer to print bridge over water in Amsterdam
The 3D-printed home has been accomplished — and apparently the next step is something a little more structurally challenging. A 3D printing company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands has developed a revolutionary, multi-axis robotic 3D printer that can "draw" structures in the air — and it’s planning to build a bridge over a canal in the heart of the city …
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