Designer Joris Laarman is proposing to push the limits of 3D printing in Amsterdam by using robots to 3D print a steel bridge in mid-air. Robotic arms will heat the metal to 2,732 degrees fahrenheit, and then weld it, while creating their own structural support along the way.
The technology is owned by a metal printing firm in Amsterdam: MX3D, using Autodesk software. A metal sculpture print-test was successfully completed, but the final design has not yet been revealed. The location is yet to be disclosed as well.
Symbolizing the meeting of the historic importance of bridges in Amsterdam and the future of technology, this ambitious project is estimated to be completed in 2017.