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The Expedition to Net Zero: Sustainability Research Powered by Autodesk Fusion 360

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    How can university research help us transition to net zero? PrintCity has six large research projects (€50 million) that enhance sustainability and the circular economy transition to reduce our impact on the environment. Projects span a range of industries and grand challenges to make new materials and more-sustainable products, and extend the life of electronics. With an advanced digital manufacturing facility, PrintCity’s research is delivered by a multidisciplinary team that is passionate about sustainability and proud to work for the United Kingdom’s #1 Greenest University, Manchester Metropolitan. Projects include producing 95%-98% recycled FDM filaments from single-use plastics, 3D-printing concrete to replace virgin sand with recycled aggregates (demolition waste), and using 3D printing for repair. Learn how Autodesk Fusion 360 software is being used to design new, more sustainable products. Learn more about how PrintCity’s sustainability research is helping us transition to net zero.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to develop sustainability research projects.
    • Learn how to get multidisciplinary teams to work together effectively.
    • Learn how the science of sustainability can have a real impact on additive manufacturing.
    • Learn how Autodesk Fusion 360 is the tool being used to design parts to exploit these sustainability research advances.