Introducing the world’s first lightweight 3D printed Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bridge for longer lifespan, lower lifecycle costs and improved sustainability.
Shaping the future of bridges
Together with industry leaders DSM and CEAD, we’re pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing with the world’s first lightweight 3D printed Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bridge. In collaboration with our partners, we are shaping the future of bridges by using digital solutions to improve bridge design and construction, right from design through to maintenance and operation, enabling higher performance, increased flexibility, reduced time-to-market and quick upgrading of assets.
This breakthrough approach will transform bridge design, revolutionising the entire value chain and bringing about greater design freedom. By introducing 3D printing into infrastructure and environment, we can change the way bridges are designed and made creating new value for our clients.
Digitalising infrastructure - better, smarter and more sustainable
It also opens a new paradigm for design, enabling us to minimize weight and maximize strength using generative design and predictive modelling, which will fundamentally change the way we think about bridge design.
These will propel infrastructure into the digital age and transform the value chain by introducing greater efficiencies, cost-effectiveness, reduced time-to-market and at the same time, provide greater sustainability.
DSM’s glass filled thermoplastic Arnite® reinforced with continuous glass fibres, is one of the few materials in the market that can be printed in such large size while providing the high-performance properties that a pedestrian bridge requires in terms of strength, flexibility and durability.
Additive manufacturing: transforming the value chain
Together we’re exploring new opportunities so that we can spearhead digitalisation in infrastructure and create new value for our clients.
Circular composite bridge - webinars
Royal HaskoningDHV and DSM will be hosting a series of webinars to share the developments and insights into using circular composites for bridges. Register your interest in our webinars today. We will be in touch with you shortly to provide more details.
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If you’re interested in learning more about how we’re shaping the future of bridge construction, contact us today!