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Understanding the Environmental Impacts of Additive Manufacturing - A Comparative Analysis and the Strategic Business Implications

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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 newly released research. This analysis compares two productions methods – traditional sand casting and additive binder jetting – collaboration with Desktop Metal and Trane Technologies. The findings from this research 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.

  • Sherri Monroe
    Executive Director
    Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA)