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Print a Bridge

3D printing has come a long way, and one of the biggest questions is whether it will ever be a viable alternative to traditional building methods. Joris Laarman Lab has made an attempt to answer this question by proposing an ornate metal 3D printed bridge, which will span one of Amsterdam’s canals. The custom made robot/printer that will be used is known as the “MX3D.” It is a 6-axis robot which will print its own load bearing support structure that it will use to move across while it builds the bridge in mid-air. The project is projected to end in 2017.