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Dutch canal Gets World’s First Stainless Steel Bridge

Aug, 2021

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6000kg of stainless steel is used in the construction of this 12.2 m long and 6.3 m wide 3D printed bridge.

MX3D has recently completed its optimistic plan of installing the world’s first 3-dimentional stainless steel bridge in Amsterdam. Along with its eye witnessing architecture, it offers secret detectors that collect information regarding its architectural credibility, crowd behavior and much more. The Queen of Netherlands has formally inaugurated this bridge to the populace. Joris Laarman with Arup construction responsibilities, Lenovo, AMS Institutes, Autodesk, ArcelorMittal, Air Liquide and ABB designed this project.

The initial idea was to build the bridge on spot, but regarding the safety problems and other considerations, it was extremely difficult, so it was constructed at a manufacturing plant. The precise printing procedure only lasted six months and ended in 2018, however the bridge was lately brought to the site by a ship, barring some unexpected long waits such as waiting while renovation of the canal fences. This bridge has a permit to stay in place for a couple of years. This 3D printed bridge is 12.2 m long and 6.3 m wide. Whereas 3D printed concrete initiatives remove excess from a pouch into layers in a cement like combination, steel clearly manages in an entirely different way. As a result, four robots used basic soldering wire and gas to join layers of hot metal to create the bridge’s complicated structure.

In total, 6000kg (13,227Ib) of stainless steel was consumed in total in the construction of these bridge. Architectural metrics of pressure, vibration, displacement, load and rotation are being collected by the sequence of cameras embedded on the bridge and also external factors like temperature and air quality are used by locals and visitors in Amsterdam’s busy Red Light District. The statistics is being used to make the bridge aware of how many individuals pass through it and how often they do so. Not so long ago, the robot production of a metal bridge was considered a science fiction, but that is the exceptional speed of advancement in 3D printing with some other remarkable steps, which include housing affordability and luxury apartments.

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