3-D printers have been used to make artificial organs, houses, jewelry, car parts, guns and prosthetics. Now Amsterdam-based MX3D is going to use 3-D printers to build a metal bridge over a canal in Amsterdam.
MX3D’s robotic 3D printers are able to print cables of materials in any orientation. Essentially, those 3D printers can “draw” structures in midair. “I strongly believe in the future of digital production and local production, in ‘the new craft.’
This bridge will show how 3D printing finally enters the world of large-scale, functional objects and sustainable materials while allowing unprecedented freedom of form,” said Joris Laarman, the designer behind the 3D bridge project via MX3D.com.