3D printed steel has potential to reduce costs and cut waste

Arup has announced it has produced a series of metallic brackets that are re-engineered structural steel elements. The parts are designed to fit real-world projects.

This has come at a time when Arup has begun to experiment with additive technology in the field of construction, with research by Arup showing that additive manufacturing  has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste and slash carbon footprint.

Salomé Galjaard, a team leader at Arup, said: “By using additive manufacturing, we can create lots of complex individually designed pieces far more efficiently. This has tremendous implications for reducing costs and cutting waste. But most importantly, this approach potentially enables a very sophisticated design, without the need to simplify anything at a later stage to reduce costs.”

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