Handbook of Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing: Volume 1 (Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes)


This book highlights the sustainability aspects of additive manufacturing (AM) in two separate volumes. It describes the details of this technology and its implications on the entire product life cycle sustainability, as well as embedded carbon and the further research needed to move this technology towards sustainable, mainstream production.

Sustainability is not new for any area of industry, including additive manufacturing, and there are currently a number of ongoing research projects, both in industry and in academic institutions, that are investigating sustainability, embedded carbon and research activities which would need to be done in the future to move this technology towards sustainable mainstream production. Can regular people with regular lives, rise against all odds and stand up for their ideals?

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