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MX3D & Joris Laarman Lab collaboration, 3D-Printed Stainless Steel Bridge in Amsterdam


Industry: Construction Technology: Robotic Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) Material: 316LSi Stainless Steel Machine: MX3D's proprietary M1 Metal AM System

MX3D & Joris Laarman Lab collaboration, 3D-Printed Stainless Steel Bridge in Amsterdam

Bringing Innovation: 3D Printed Metal Bridges - Engineering the Future of Infrastructure.



In the modern world, metal 3D-printed bridges stand as a prime example of how technology, creativity, and structural engineering can come together to revolutionize modern infrastructure. The Dutch company MX3D and Joris Laarman Lab collaborated with lead engineer Arup to produce the 3D-printed stainless steel bridge which is to be installed in Amsterdam. Due to groundbreaking robotic technology, it is truly impressive and sets a new standard for modern infrastructure. The 3D-printed stainless steel bridge is a true engineering marvel that showcases the power of new-age technology, creativity, and advanced structural engineering. The bridge was constructed using 6,000 kilograms of 316LSi stainless steel that was 3D-printed by MX3D's proprietary M1 Metal AM System in a factory over six months before being carefully lifted into position over the canal. In addition, the cutting-edge bridge measures 12.2 meters long, 6.3 meters wide, and 2.1 meters high. The bridge's unique S-shaped design and lattice-style perforations on the balustrades were created using parametric modeling software, which is a testament to the exceptional design capabilities of this Robotic Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing technology. Moreover, this bridge in Amsterdam is not only a stunning engineering feat, but it is also equipped with sensors that can record valuable information for various industries. The sensors can monitor the behavior of crowds, the impact of tourism in the Red Light District, or the role of connected objects in the construction sector. Furthermore, these sensors can also track any deformation of the bridge, its load, vibrations, and movements, making it a significant advancement in monitoring infrastructure safety and performance. The bridge had a 2-year permit for the Red Light District location and is currently being relocated. Details regarding the new location will be announced soon, ensuring continued accessibility and convenience for the crowds in the new area.



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