Howard Street Bridge ring

Discussion in 'Feature this!' started by baltimore, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. baltimore
    baltimore New Member
    Check out this model!

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    It's a replica of the double-arched Howard Street Bridge in Baltimore.

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    An interesting thing about this model is that the beams of the bridge are actual I-beams, and the model really prints! I think it is because the original bridge was designed to support itself, so copying that design leads toa shape which also will support itself with 3d printing. The I-beams are less than .5mm square!
     
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Wow, can't believe that printed! I always laugh when I see that bridge, so colorful, it just seems out of place. Isn't there a pink and orange one? I haven't been to the city in a while
     
  3. baltimore
    baltimore New Member
    The detail is so good you can even make out that the I-beams are actual I-beams and not just square!

    Being right next to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Station North Arts District, it seems to make sense.

    I've printed one of each of the two howard street bridge models. They both printed the first time with no failure notice.