An event has been held to display what is claimed to be Japan’s first prestressed concrete bridge structure made using 3D-printed components.
Researchers at ETH Zurich are aiming to create ‘living’ structures that can monitor their condition and repair themselves.
The design has been completed for a 3D-printed bridge prototype that will be made from a glass-filled thermoplastic PET material combined with continuous glass fibres.
Materials company Polymaker has released footage of Shanghai Construction Group's 3D printer in the process of producing a 15m-long pedestrian footbridge, which took 30 days to complete and weighs 5,800kg.
A footbridge built of a 20mm-thick stainless steel shell was lifted into place in Ditzingen in Germany last weekend.
Dutch company MX3D's robots have completed the 3D printing of the full span of a stainless steel footbridge.
A new bridge made of biocomposites will be built on the Dutch cycle network in 2018
Additional tests carried out following the discovery of falsified reports have confirmed the safety of the concrete used on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge projects.
Redesigned printed steel bridge for Amsterdam due to be completed next year
Improved seismic behaviour and faster construction were the goals for engineers designing and building the world’s first extradosed bridge with butterfly webs. Akio Kasuga reports
Eindhoven University of Technology has begun ‘printing’ the concrete elements for a 3D-printed cycle bridge that will be built in the Netherlands.
The Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has arrested 21 people for allegedly faking concrete tests on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project.
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