- Published in issue 1/2020 on page 110
The MX3D Bridge Senses the City
The MX3D bridge is the first ever 3D printed metal bridge. Constructed by industrial robots adding millions of stainless steel welds over a period of six months, it is a unique engineering object. To test and measure the novel construction, the bridge is being fitted with a permanent sensor network. For Alec Shuldiner, Sr. Product Manager at software company Autodesk, the sensor data opens up a whole new world of possibilities. In this interview he explains how it enables us to not only look at the bridge but also to sense the environment around it.