Warsaw-based design company YLE Engineers turned to 3D printing to successfully complete one of their projects: A 2,000 ton bridge crossing the Martwa Wisla river in Gdansk, Poland.
The major challenge faced by the Yellow Line Engineering team was that the difficult terrain made it impossible to build the double-track railway bridge on site. Thus, all parts of the complex construction, measuring 125 meters in length and 21 meters in hight, had to be build elsewhere and transported to the actual location. Using the ZMorph hybrid 3D printer, engineers were able to 3D print a scaled prototype of the bridge, helping them to eliminate any problems that might occur during their difficult endeavour. Thanks to the 3D printed model, the company was able to come up with a transportation plan for the single parts to their final destination.
Check out the video below for more details on their project: