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Pushing the Boundaries of Sustainable Practices in Manufacturing Consumer Goods: Leveraging AM in the Fashion Industry

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Founded in November 2019, the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) is a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing throughout all stages of the AM ecosystem. In less than three years, its membership has grown to 47 organizations around the globe.

As part of the AMGTA mandate, ongoing research and life cycle analyses are uncovering the potential for additive manufacturing to provide significant environmental benefits throughout the manufacturing ecosystem by identifying best-uses and better practices.

In this presentation, AMGTA Executive Director Sherri Monroe will discuss key findings in research to be released during the RAPID +TCT 2023 conference. This life-cycle analysis was performed in collaboration with Stratasys to identify more sustainable practices within the fashion industry, an industry known for significant waste streams and environmental impacts. The findings from this research will have real- world implications for the application of both traditional and additive manufacturing at each phase of production and identify best-uses of AM in reducing detrimental environmental impacts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees of this presentation will better understand the potential and power of additive manufacturing when leveraged to its best use.
  • Attendees of this presentation will be better positioned to identify appropriate best-uses of AM in their manufacturing ecosystem.
  • Sherri Monroe
    Executive Director
    Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA)