When we talk about sustainability in additive manufacturing, we’re interested in a few perspectives. For one, it’s important to talk about and understand the ways in which additive technologies are sustainable, especially compared to more conventional production methods. At the same time, we also want to understand how AM is creating opportunities for greater sustainability in certain applications, such as lighter aircraft parts. Finally, it’s also important to address how additive manufacturing, as a technology and as an industry, can strive to be more sustainable.
In this eBook, we’re looking at all these angles, first with an overview of the industries and applications where AM is enabling a more sustainable future, from wind turbines, to custom eyewear, to lab-grown meat. Next is an interview with Materialise’s Head of Sustainability Leen Kuijken and AMGTA Executive Director Sherri Monroe, who talk about how businesses in the AM sphere can kickstart their sustainability efforts and create a roadmap with a real impact.
In an interview with AM entrepreneur Andy Jeffery, we hear how sustainability has been a driving force in his prolific career, culminating in his recent venture Marvel Labs, which has developed a 3D printing technology that uses bio-based byproducts, like seaweed, sawdust, and coffee grounds as printing materials. Finally, we look at what some of the AM companies with the most ambitious sustainability missions are doing to improve their ecological impacts.
VoxelMatters’ eBook can be viewed by scrolling through the document above or downloaded for viewing on your favorite mobile device. In our effort to maintain an open discourse and open access to AM news, the publication is free to access. We at VoxelMatters have been ardently following the progress of Sustainability in AM for years, and we are pleased to put the industry in the spotlight in a new, reader-friendly way!
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- Aerospace AM Focus 2023 eBook
- Post-Processing AM Focus 2023 eBook
- Polymer AM Focus 2023 eBook
- Consumer AM Focus 2023 eBook
- Medical AM Focus 2023 eBook
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