Infrastructure

From circular bridges to custom manholes – 3D printing is a reality with high-performance materials.

Enabling the transition to a circular infrastructure

From circular bridges to manholes – 3D printing becomes a reality with high-performance materials. As the infrastructure industry looks for new ways to tackle challenges such as the need for circular concepts, customized solutions, shorter and more flexible, 3D printing holds the answer to many of these. And DSM high performance materials have cleared the last hurdle for industrial production, as our engineering-grade materials provide the right properties and features that these demanding applications require.

Our most popular materials for infrastructure

Engineering-grade glass-filled PET material for pellet printing, a cost-effective solution for bridges and other structural applications.

A Polypropyline optimized for 3D printing, with superior mechanical performance and easy to print provides the right properties to manholes.

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With circularity quickly moving from a nice-to-have to a qualifier in various industries, the additive manufacturing community needs to put sustainability at the top of their agenda. DSM is taking an application-focused, partnership-focused approach as we work to offer manufacturing more materials for 3D printing market. In collaboration with Royal HaskoningDHV, we are on our way to 3D print a freestanding composite footbridge in the City of Rotterdam.

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Large-scale 3D printed bridge heralds new era in sustainable construction

Collaboration between Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM has delivered the first lightweight 3D printed pedestrian bridge prototype using a glass-filled thermoplastic composite material.

Rotterdam city to install first circular composite bridge

World’s first 3D printed FRP footbridge paves way for circular composites

The bridge will be installed at Kralingse Bos park, the green heart of Rotterdam. With this installation, Royal HaskoningDHV and DSM take a next step in the transition towards the next generation of bridges, offering high performance with extreme versatility, circularity and sustainability. 

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The world’s first lightweight 3D printed fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) footbridge will be installed at Kralingse Bos park – the green heart of Rotterdam.

Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM today announced that they have designed the first lightweight 3D printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype using a composite material. 

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