Present and Future Sustainability Development of 3D Metal Printing
Anderson, A et al. (2021). Present and Future Sustainability Development of 3D Metal Printing, European Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 5(3).
This study is a review for the assessment of environmental impact and life cycle of some well-known AM technologies for manufacturing metallic parts and components. The fabrication of a pump impeller is simulated through a well-known metal production AM technology and casting process for direct comparison. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is applied to measure the environmental impact in five different stages of pump impeller lifetime with the two different fabrication processes.