Spot on: Ecological Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing

How will 3D printing affect our ecosystem? There are many theories about how and where additive manufacturing may harm our environment, some say more than other technologies. We pick up on these hypotheses to investigate them further.

Spot on: Ecological Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing

The ecological sustainability of additive manufacturing is increasingly being questioned.

Many parameters play a role here. For example, the energy input in the construction process, material issues, changed flows of goods, and also the reduced ecological rucksack due to extended life cycles by means of longer availability of spare parts. These topics are now being dealt with by the small working group on Ecological Sustainability.

Two points in time will be considered. The current status-quo and the ideal world in 2040, when according to a study 50% of all parts are printable worldwide. Once the target picture has been defined, larger expert groups will involve more members in the following step. A master’s thesis is to be awarded in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the current research situation, among other things.

 

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