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How Robots Are Building a 3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam

How Robots Are Building a 3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam

he quaint, cobblestoned city of Amsterdam is about to get a modern addition: a 3D-printed footbridge. The canal-spanning bridge, which is on track to be completed by 2017, is the brainchild of MX3D, a tech startup based in the Dutch capital. The bridge will be constructed entirely by robots that can “print” complex steel objects in midair. The autonomous bots are ... Read More »

MakerBot Replicator Mini Review: 3-D Printing Comes Home

MakerBot Replicator Mini Review: 3-D Printing Comes Home

Do you remember the first thing you ever printed out? I made a family newsletter, birthday cards and signs on a program called The Print Shop. What made a printer useful at home was self-evident: It made anyone a publisher. Now we’re entering the era of machines that can fashion ideas into tangible objects. For industrial uses, 3-D printing’s promise ... Read More »