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Empowering the Choice for Sustainability

  • Fried Vancraen
  • Materialise

Additive Manufacturing provides companies with an instrument to manufacture in a more sustainable way – both socially and environmentally. As a result, many view AM as a positive force that helps companies to operate more sustainably. However, that’s simply not enough. Moving forward, the question is not whether AM is a sustainable manufacturing technology.  The question becomes: “what can we do to make AM more sustainable?”
The AM industry can and needs to do more, by developing new and innovative ways to reduce our impact. At Materialise we believe that continued investment in innovative technologies is key to establish Additive Manufacturing as a truly sustainable manufacturing technology – from reducing scrap rates and increasing the usage of recycled powder to creating the workplaces of the future.