Specific examples of the ecology and lifespan of production with additive manufacturing

Ecology and lifespan in production processes are playing an increasingly important role. To what extent can additive manufacturing (3D printing) make a positive contribution? Centexbel is organising an afternoon seminar on 1 December in which guest speakers will explain the most important differences in ecology and sustainability between additive manufacturing and conventional production techniques by using specific examples taken from their own experiences.

Answers will also be given to the following questions:

  • Is additive manufacturing a more sustainable alternative?
  • Can plastic objects be produced using 3D printers that have the same quality as with traditional production techniques?
  • On which aspects is there clear added value for more sustainable production when using additive manufacturing techniques?
  • Can additive manufacturing be used as a more sustainable joining technology?

This event is aimed at everybody who wants to know more about the similarities and differences between additive manufacturing and conventional production techniques. The spotlight is on ecology and sustainability for both the production processes and product quality.

The afternoon seminar is being organised within the project 'Additive manufacturing: sleuteltechnologie voor het opwaarderen van textiel- en kunststofproductie', in which Sirris is also involved.

Further information and registering for the event can be found here.