Life Cycle Assessment of metal additive manufacturing: a systematic literature review

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing was initially employed to create models and to prototype parts that engineers had envisioned in shorter times to provide enhanced product design flexibility. Currently, it is fully accessible to different industrial sectors. In particular, it has the potentials to be employed in the metal sector, which is a significant contributor to several types of environmental degradation issues, and it can potentially lead to a reduction of its environmental impacts. In order to understand these aspects, it is important to quantify the sustainability of metal additive manufacturing. Thus, this paper presents a systematic critical review of currently available life cycle assessment (LCA) studies on metal additive manufacturing (MAM). Additionally, it highlights the main environmental, and value generation issues connected to MAM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Research Advances
Number of pages10
Volume8
Publication date2021
Pages1-9
Article numbersdm21-031
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event8th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 2021) - Split, Croatia
Duration: 16 Sept 202117 Sept 2021
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (KES-SDM 2021)
Number8
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CitySplit
Period16/09/202117/09/2021

Keywords

  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Metal
  • Sustainability

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