3D Printing a Metal Bridge in Amsterdam starts

October 16, 2015

Today the Dutch company MX3D will start its unique 3D printing project in Amsterdam. The project involves the 3D printing of the world’s first metal bridge. A building site will be opened in NDSM’s yard where the robots will print the fully functional bridge. Alderman and Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren will officially start up the project and will announce that the printed bridge, designed by Joris Laarman, will be installed across the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal.

Kajsa Ollongren will cut a ribbon together with a robot. As such she not only officially starts up the project, she also officially opens the Visitor’s Centre, where interested parties can follow the project’s progress.

The Visitor’s Centre at the Neveritaweg 15 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is open every Friday from 12:00 to 16:00. For additional information and group reservations, please e-mail visit@mx3d.com.

About MX3D

The Dutch company MX3D researches and develops pioneering, profitable robotic 3D print technology. MX3D has the capacity to 3D print smart, functional objects composed of sustainable materials in virtually any shape, much larger and more efficiently than has been possible up until now.

The project is supported by the partners Autodesk, Heijmans and ArcelorMittal, the sponsors Air Liquide, ABB robotics, STV, Delcam, Lenovo, Oerlikon, UL, Plymovent, Maxibel, Desso and the public partners TU Delft, AMS Fieldlab and the Municipality of Amsterdam.

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