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How Your Business Can Go Green With Additive Manufacturing

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Whether you’re in manufacturing or industrial design, aerospace or healthcare, adding 3D printing to your business can be a step in the right direction when it comes to green and sustainable practices, such as reducing your carbon emissions, creating less hazardous waste, reducing plastic waste, and using less energy and fewer raw materials. 

Stereolithography is a common industrial 3D printing process used to create concept models, cosmetic prototypes, and complex parts. However, many of the parts resulting from this process frequently require heavy cleaning using a solvent solution. The solution eventually needs to be disposed of as hazardous waste and is either incinerated or goes off to be buried in a landfill, at a large expense to the company. 

In this session, Jason Rolland will discuss the latest renewable, bio-based raw materials and technologies that can help eliminate large amounts of hazardous waste that manufacturers would typically need to go through during the production process. Additionally, Jason will describe the benefits of using plant-derived systems instead of petroleum in developing 3D printing materials, helping to save both the environment and money. He will explain how a reduction of carbon emissions in resin production compares to petroleum-derived raw materials and he will also highlight the materials used in manufacturing that are the foundation for a more sustainable idea-to-production process. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the latest renewable, bio-based raw materials and technologies that can help eliminate large amounts of hazardous waste.
  • Understand how to reduce carbon emissions, create less hazardous waste, reduce plastic waste and use less energy and fewer raw materials through implementing additive manufacturing technologies.