Total Life Cycle Sustainability Analysis of Additively Manufactured Products

Buddhika Hapuwatte, K. Daniel Seevers, Fazleena Badurdeen, I. S. Jawahir

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) has become an enticing and rapidly growing manufacturing method for the production of components due to its unique advantages over conventional manufacturing (CM), including complex geometric capabilities and functional features. Sustainability concerns for AM products are still among the major technological challenges. A holistic sustainability analysis of such products covering the entire life cycle is lacking in the current literature. This paper presents the total life cycle sustainability analysis of AM products, through the recently established Product Sustainability Index (ProdSI) framework. A case study is presented with two iterations of AM product validating the ProdSI metrics for AM products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-381
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
StatePublished - 2016
Event23rd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2016 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: May 22 2016May 24 2016

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  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Product Sustainability Index (ProdSI)
  • Product sustainability
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Total Life Cycle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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