Bridge to be 3D-printed in Amsterdam

by Jörgen Eriksson on December 9, 2015

3d-canal-crossing-bridgeThe first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was at the science park in Lodz, Poland. The printer was a testbed for the science park, acquired to attract an eco-system of startup´s who would innovate using the technology.

Earlier this year, it was reported in the news that a construction firm in Shanghai has developed a house which can be mass produced using a giant 3D printer.

A few weeks ago I attended a seminar in Stockholm which related to the sharing economy, that is, peer-to-peer-based sharing of access to goods and services, often coordinated through community-based online services, and I was told examples of how 3D-printing allows for new business ideas.

This morning I read on the web that the Dutch company MX3D are about to 3D print a steel bridge. See below a brief video about the project. This new technology is really coming of age.

Bridge to be 3D-printed in Amsterdam

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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