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Want to Reduce Energy Use in Manufacturing? Try 3D Printing

November 8, 2021

This is part two of a three-part series on the sustainability of 3D printing. The first article was Time for Clean Production Methods? 3D Printing Could Be the Solution. Part two looks at the use of energy in the additive manufacturing process and the energy efficiency in the design functions of 3D printing.

Additive manufacturing offers a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. 3D printing is a more efficient process than machining or casting. Less energy is required to create the products, especially when production includes merging parts. Part consolidation itself offers long-term fuel savings and fewer emissions when it comes to producing products.

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