Sustainability of 3D Printing
An overview across the product lifecycle
- Understand the impact of 3D printing on waste streams and carbon emissions within your supply chain
- Discover sustainable material options for additive manufacturing
- Learn how 3D printing can reduce overall CO2 emissions during the lifetime of your products
- Rethink your products following use case examples from the industry
Is additive manufacturing really sustainable?
Nowadays, to stay competitive as a company means to stay sustainable. The climate change, increasing political regulations, as well as the rising interest of customers and investors in sustainable manufacturing make a more sustainable and innovative approach neccessary.
Whether in manufacturing, design, healthcare, or logistics, adding 3D printing (additive manufacturing = AM) as a new production approach could be a step in the right direction. However, we want to emphasise something here beforehand:
3D printing is not by all means a sustainable production method – at least not for every use case. However, looking at the whole product lifecycle it is for sure a more sustainable supply chain approach.
In this whitepaper you will get an overview of the overall sustainability of additive manufacturing across the product lifecycle.
Starting with a look at the general definition of sustainability, we are going to describe how 3D printing affects every step from design, production, inventory & logistics, to the use phase and recycling of products.
Download the free whitepaper to learn how 3D printing can improve and streamline your supply chain in a leaner, greener and more environmentally friendly way.