World’s First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Ready To Be Installed

This 3D-printed bridge is created by Dutch robotics company MX3D, mathematicians from The Alan Turing Institute and Arup.

Since 2015, the 12-metre-long pedestrian bridge has been constructed by six-axis robots from layers of molten steel. Robotic arms were programmed to control large-scale welding machines, while the overall bridge was designed to adhere to local council regulations and specifications.

Made of a completely new type of steel, the bridge will stand in mid-air over a canal in Amsterdam’s De Wallen red-light district.