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Adding Sustainability into Manufacturing

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In this session, John McEleney will discuss the ways 3D printing can reduce manufacturing’s impact on the environment, including:

  • Less energy and material waste by creating only the materials and products that are truly necessary in product design and development.
  • Quick and easy prototyping, helping manufacturers get the design right the first time, which saves them from multiple iterations and runs, especially when prototyping digitally to identify any errors at the upfront instead of fixing them on the back end.
  • Developing a circular supply chain by reusing any material from the manufacturing process to create a new product.
  • Lower carbon emission across the supply chain because manufacturers are able to create products onsite, instead of transporting them from one supplier to another.

In addition to the above, John can provide insight into the tech advances making sustainable operations more achievable, such as carbon tracking and working with third parties that can lower your Scope 3 emissions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify steps they can take in their current 3D printing processes to improve sustainable
  • Effectively communicate the sustainability value add of 3D printing to their
  • Identify new technologies and partners that can help lower emissions across the supply chain, including Scope 3 emissions