Green 3D Printing

What are the environmental impacts of 3D printing (additive manufacturing), and how can we create new machines and materials to improve impacts? This project aims to 3D print with compostable biomaterials and low-energy printing processes. It measures environmental impacts via life-cycle assessment and sets design priorities accordingly, as described in the OECD 2017 report, "The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business," chapter 5, "3D printing and its environmental implications."

Faculty contact: Jeremy Faludi