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How Can Sustainable Manufacturing Save You Money and Help the Planet

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    Modern manufacturing technology has given designers a large selection of possible avenues for the manufacturing of a component. However, with this variety, it’s difficult to know which method would provide the most-sustainable results. By maximizing manufacturing sustainability metrics, in this session, we’ll showcase how Autodesk 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 designs. Furthermore, this session will dive into ongoing research on how these decisions can be made within the design phase of product development, through maximizing predictive manufacturing energy and waste models.

    Key Learnings

    • Compare different metal additive, subtractive. and hybrid workflows.
    • Learn about sustainability metrics within manufacturing and how they impact the embodied carbon of manufactured components.
    • Learn about applying 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.