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First 3D printed bridge in the world was inaugurated in Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has the first bridge in the world created with the use of 3D printing, which was made by Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom.

First 3D printed bridge in the world was inaugurated in Amsterdam

First 3D printed bridge in the world was inaugurated in Amsterdam (image: Imperial College London)

The bridge is 12 meters long and weighs 4.4 tons and, according to Business Insider, in addition to serving pedestrians crossing one of the city’s many canals, it will also serve as a ‘laboratory’ to understand how other printed structures can be implemented. in 3D.

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“3D printing presents multiple opportunities for the construction industry, providing greater freedom in terms of shapes and material properties. This freedom also entails other challenges and requires structural engineers to think in new ways,” said project leader Leroy Gardner.

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