Video: NXT BLD London conference – Tim Geurtjens, MX3D

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To print a steel bridge in Amsterdam – NXT BLD London, June 2017



In this inspirational talk, Tim shares his thoughts on the latest developments in Digital Fabrication and where he thinks things will go in the future. He explains how he was drawn into advanced robotics to develop the MX3D printers that can print metal objects of theoretically unlimited size, and presents MX3D’s plan to ‘print’ the first steel bridge in the world over one of the oldest canals in Amsterdam. The ambitious project is set for completion in 2018. Essential viewing

View the other NXT BLD presentations

■ Tom Greaves, DotProduct

Reality modelling with phones and tablets

■ Faraz Ravi, Bentley Systems

Virtualised environments in infrastructure


■ Mike Leach, Lenovo

Enhancing performance through the workflow

■ Martin McDonnel, Soluis / Sublime

VR, MR, real time viz and the Augmented Worker

■ Dan Harper, Cityscape

Virtual Reality (VR) beyond the hype

Paul Nichols, Skanska

Skanska’s virtual journey

■ Rob Charlton, Space Group

The positive impact of accelerating technologies

Arthur Mamou-Mani, Mamou-Mani

Constructing (and deconstructing) buildings with cable robots

■ Philippe Paré and Akshay Sethi, Gensler

Seeing is believing: using game-changing tools to discover the soul of design

■ Johan Hanegraaf, Mecanoo Architecten

Communicating the certainty of conceptual ideas through immersive means



 NXT BLD is organised by AEC Magazine and brings next generation architecture, engineering and construction technologies to life in an exclusive conference and exhibition. These emerging technologies facilitate new ways of designing, enhancing the use of 3D models, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and offering new possibilities in digital fabrication and construction.

NXT BLD London took place on 28 June at The British Museum, London in association with Lenovo. The conference covered innovations in Virtual and Augmented Reality, design visualisation, digital fabrication and AI.


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