3D printing is beginning to revolutionize manufacturing—will it be for the better? The sustainability of 3D printing is the subject of much hype; some claims are empirically supported, others are not. To help separate fact from fiction, multiple studies were performed using life-cycle assessment to quantify the environmental impacts.
Jeremy Faludi, Professor in the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, will summarize these results to describe 3D printing's promise for the future.
This is our latest in a series of seven lectures with the guiding topic: Innovation in Manufacturing for a Sustainable Economy and Environment.