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Topic Title: I see the future....
Topic Summary: In a 3D printed bridge.
Created On: 08/28/2021 07:25 AM
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 08/28/2021 07:25 AM
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johnnyboy

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http://www.npr.org/2021/08/27/...teel-bridge-in-europe

>> Following four years of planning and research, the world's first 3D printed footbridge recently opened to the public in Europe.

The almost 40-foot bridge, unveiled last month, was built by Dutch company MX3D and will serve as a "living laboratory" in Amsterdam's city center.

Researchers and engineers at Imperial College London were able to 3D-print the bridge - which now serves pedestrians and cyclists crossing Amsterdam's Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal.

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"A 3D-printed metal structure large and strong enough to handle pedestrian traffic has never been constructed before," said Imperial College London professor Leroy Gardner in a news release.<<

This is a milestone. It's exciting to think of all the possibilities and applications.

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 08/28/2021 08:25 AM
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chopola

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Looks like the transition from bricks to bridge is a little off. Look at the second pic in the article.
 08/30/2021 10:34 AM
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somebodyelse

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It looks like the bridge is slightly warped, the rail on one side is also higher than the other.

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 08/31/2021 05:01 AM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Meh - when ya get out from Under the bridge ... 3D printed surfboards are really where it's at! Discuss,

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 08/31/2021 05:26 AM
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crankit

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Printed metal is grainy compared to even cast!

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 08/31/2021 08:44 AM
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johnnyboy

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I think this might be a bit clumsy but the potential is huge.

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 09/20/2021 05:55 PM
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RocketSurf

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Hopefully not designed by the same folks that did the Florida International University pedestrian bridge
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