ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FROM A STRATEGIC SUSTAINABILITY PERSPECTIVE
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Villamil, Carolina; Nylander, Johanna; Hallstedt, Sophie I.; Schulte, Jesko; Watz, Matilda
Section: DESIGN METHODS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0353
There are high expectations of additive manufacturing (AM) as a technology to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce material waste. This study aims to clarify the sustainability advantages and challenges of AM technologies used in industry by testing and applying a strategic sustainability life cycle assessment in the early development stage. The result showed possibilities from using the tool and some areas of certain interest regarding improvement potentials of the AM technologies, i.e. value chain management, concept design, optimized material usage, and social sustainability.