State of art review on sustainable additive manufacturing
Article publication date: 22 July 2019
Issue publication date: 21 August 2019
The purpose of this paper is to report the state of art review on sustainable additive manufacturing (AM).
AM processes are becoming environmentally conscious and sustainable. In total, 63 papers are being collected from peer-reviewed journal sources. The review is presented on triple bottom line sustainable aspects, namely, environment, economy and society.
In the environmental dimension, papers on energy consumption, design optimization and life cycle assessment aspects are being collected and presented. The key inferences and insights are being derived from the mentioned perspectives and a framework for sustainable AM is proposed.
The review is limited to journal articles from the study on sustainable AM. Book chapters are being excluded.
The study also discussed various perspectives of sustainable AM and provided insights on sustainable AM to practitioners.
Systematic review on sustainable additive manufacturing is the original contribution of the authors.
Agrawal, R. and S., V. (2019), "State of art review on sustainable additive manufacturing", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 25 No. 6, pp. 1045-1060. https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-04-2018-0085
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