MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 94, 2017The 4th International Conference on Computing and Solutions in Manufacturing Engineering 2016 – CoSME’16
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Additive Manufacturing and Non-conventional Technologies|
|Published online||04 January 2017|
Additive manufacturing – a sustainable manufacturing route
1 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Bd. Muncii 103-105, 400641, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies allow developing and manufacturing very complex shaped parts and functional products with a high level of customization, being a great alternative to Traditional Manufacturing (TM) methods like injection molding, die-casting or machining. Due to the importance of cleaner production in the field of manufacturing processes, sustainability of AM processes needs to be assessed in order to make easier its acceptance and implementation in the industry. Furthermore, the manufacturers can improve their competitiveness and profitability by considering the ecological aspects during the manufacturing step of a product. This paper gives a survey on sustainability issues related to AM.
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