Additive manufacturing from the sustainability perspective: proposal for a self-assessment tool

Carla Gonçalves Machado*, Mélanie Despeisse, Mats Winroth, Elias Ribeiro da Silva

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Abstract

Emergent technologies and additive manufacturing have a significant role in shaping the future of manufacturing, enabling companies to produce complex products and parts in a more efficient and sustainable way. However, companies are struggling to identify and achieve the full potential of the technology from a sustainability perspective. The purpose of this paper is to develop a checklist to assess the sustainability performance of additive manufacturing adoption and exploitation, based on secondary data from the academic literature, technical reports, and company cases. Results rely on the identification of critical sustainability aspects for additive manufacturing and key performance indicators
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume81
Pages (from-to)482-487
ISSN2212-8271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 11. Jun 201914. Jun 2019
Conference number: 52

Conference

Conference52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems
Number52
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period11/06/201914/06/2019

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Sustainable operations
  • SDG
  • Checklist
  • Performance indicators

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