3D Printing a Steel Bridge:

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  1. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    MX3D is to 3D-print a steel bridge over water in Amsterdam
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    MX3D is an R&D startup focused on 3D-printing metals and resin in mid-air, without the need for support structures. They pride themselves in "robotic technology with which we can 3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form." Now they say "We are going to print a steel bridge in Amsterdam." The robots will be printing in steel and the robots will print that bridge over water in Amsterdam. The project team sees the metal bridge as serving as a showcase for present-day capabilities in software, engineering and design.



    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-mx3d-3d-print-steel-bridge-amsterdam.html#jCp
     
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  3. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    It uses a new kind of steel - liquid drops for 3-d printer. Is it for real?
     
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  5. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    The process is just like welding but with a robot arm. The steel might have flux mixed in so it welds to itself.
     
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  7. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    Such a structure might be made even stronger and 100X faster in space where vacuum welding techniques work even better.

    The Starship Enterprise was 5D holographically printed along with most of Star Fleet at Utopia Planetia, wasn't it? MultiThink BIG.
     
  8. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    That might add a couple bucks to the price of a small footbridge.
     
  9. jadinet Registered Member

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    Can see this being a pretty expensive project, but very interesting!
     

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