Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By solidsmack (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Now:
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:
Total:

MX3D is 3D Printing the Metal Structures of the Future

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


There’s been plenty on 3D metal printing to talk about over the last few years, but 2017 may be THE year of more metal – more metal printers and more structures printed in metal. I’m ready for it too – ready for a metal suit, a metal house; bring on the metal. CES 2017 saw Markforged launch their Metal X printer. That will take care of the small items, while metal mastodon MX3D finally sees their metal printing robots complete multiple, large-scale projects.

Last year we took a look at the stainless steel 3D printed bike developed by students from TUDelft and manufactured by MX3D. We mentioned the plan by MX3D to 3D print a canal bridge which is still in work but set to be installed across Amsterdam’s Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal later this year.

Their goal with the Bridge project is to show what’s possible with their multi-axis, robo-arm, 3D print technology. I told the MX3D team I need them to make me a robo-arm 3D printing (winged) body suit – THE POSSIBILITIES. Like other wise people, they dismissed my comments, but good ol’ Tim Geurtjens, CTO of MX3D, did clarify what sets them apart:

“What distinguishes our technology from traditional 3D printing methods is that we work according to the ‘Printing Outside the box’ principle. By printing with 6-axis industrial robots, we are no longer limited to a square box in which everything happens. Printing a functional, life-size bridge is of course the ideal way to demonstrate the endless possibilities of this technique.”

The large industrial robots are the beautiful, 6-axis beasts created by ABB robotics. You know, the kind you want in every room of your house to do your bidding, and then runs off to build a freakin’ bridge. ON the design side, the MX3D team is using Autodesk 3D modeling software, including Dreamcatcher for the generative design modeling and Dynamo to explore new ways of using and developing around building information modeling (BIM) data.

On the hardware side, they’re running Lenovo systems, ThinkStation P910s and the much more mobile ThinkPad P40 Yoga – I use one of these EVERY day. The videos below shows how everything comes together and, even better, has some great shots of the MX3D facility and the robots in action. (Tim looks tired in that first one!)

Their latest project is an experimental sculpture designed by Joris Laarman Lab for Design Miami/Basel, a sculptural butterfly screen I could easily see sitting majestically in my front yard causing my neighbors to question the validity of their not-3D-printed, much-to-small plastic garden gnomes. The butterfly screen is a 2×3 meter (6.5 ft x 9.84 ft) ‘double curved bronze surface based on a hexagonal cell division.’ It looks like this:

It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard or seen anything else from MX3D. They are, however, actively hiring people experienced in Rhino, Grasshopper and other 3D modeling software as well as experts in programming or metallurgy. They’re continuing toward completion of the bridge and if you want to see the latest updates and the eventual announcement definitely follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

The post MX3D is 3D Printing the Metal Structures of the Future appeared first on SolidSmack.

Read more about CAD, product design and related technology at SolidSmack.com


Source: http://www.solidsmack.com/fabrication/mx3d-is-3d-printing-the-metal-structures-of-the-future/


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Humic & Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral Complex

HerbAnomic’s Humic and Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral Complex is a revolutionary New Humic and Fulvic Acid Complex designed to support your body at the cellular level. Our product has been thoroughly tested by an ISO/IEC Certified Lab for toxins and Heavy metals as well as for trace mineral content. We KNOW we have NO lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminum etc. in our Formula. This Humic & Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral complex has high trace levels of naturally occurring Humic and Fulvic Acids as well as high trace levels of Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Potassium and more. There is a wide range of up to 70 trace minerals which occur naturally in our Complex at varying levels. We Choose to list the 8 substances which occur in higher trace levels on our supplement panel. We don’t claim a high number of minerals as other Humic and Fulvic Supplements do and leave you to guess which elements you’ll be getting. Order Your Humic Fulvic for Your Family by Clicking on this Link , or the Banner Below.



Our Formula is an exceptional value compared to other Humic Fulvic Minerals because...


It’s OXYGENATED

It Always Tests at 9.5+ pH

Preservative and Chemical Free

Allergen Free

Comes From a Pure, Unpolluted, Organic Source

Is an Excellent Source for Trace Minerals

Is From Whole, Prehisoric Plant Based Origin Material With Ionic Minerals and Constituents

Highly Conductive/Full of Extra Electrons

Is a Full Spectrum Complex


Our Humic and Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral Complex has Minerals, Amino Acids, Poly Electrolytes, Phytochemicals, Polyphenols, Bioflavonoids and Trace Vitamins included with the Humic and Fulvic Acid. Our Source material is high in these constituents, where other manufacturers use inferior materials.


Try Our Humic and Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral Complex today. Order Yours Today by Following This Link.

Report abuse

    Comments

    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    MOST RECENT
    Load more ...

    SignUp

    Login

    Newsletter

    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.