Gimme Shelter: Passengers in China Try Out World’s First 3D Printed Bus Stop
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The 3D technique, in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, has become more popular over the past few years.
The Chinese company WinSun Construction has unveiled the world’s first bus shelter created with the help of a 3D printer.
Made of concrete and recycled waste materials, the structure was 3D printed in just one night at WinSun Construction’s plant in Shanghai.
It was then installed on a road in the town of Fengjing in China’s Jinshan District. Previously, there had been only a bus stop sign there.
Media reports said that the 3D printed bus stop can accommodate more than 6 people at a time, who “may be waiting for a bus, or just sheltering from the rain.”