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How Can Sustainable Manufacturing Save You Money And Help The Planet

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    Modern manufacturing technology has given the designer a large selection of possible avenues for manufacturing a component. However, with this variety, it is difficult to know which method would provide the most sustainable results. By leveraging manufacturing sustainability metrics, in this session, we’ll showcase how Fusion 360 users can select a manufacturing workflow to ensure a reduced impact for their manufactured component. Focusing on Additive, Subtractive and Hybrid manufacturing workflows, our case study will highlight how to use manufacturing energy consumption and waste metrics to select the most sustainable manufacturing method for your designs. Furthermore, this session will dive into on going research on how these decisions can be made within the design phase of product development, through leveraging predictive manufacturing energy and waste models.

    Key Learnings

    • Compare different metal Additive, Subtractive and Hybrid workflows.
    • Identify sustainability metrics within manufacturing and how they impact the embodied carbon of manufactured components.
    • Apply sustainability metrics to assess three manufacturing workflows to select the most sustainable methodology.
    • Evaluate how sustainability metrics can be predicted to enable the decision making process within the design phase.