Thursday, 03 Jun 2021 10:10 GMT

Making sustainable 3D print the norm

Some benefits of 3D printing include accurate part manufacturing, on-demand production, quick turnarounds, and the reduction of waste. Additive manufacturing firm, EOS is building on these benefits and is working towards make responsible manufacturing “the new norm”.

Marie Langer, chief executive officer of the firm, explains: “Sustainable thinking has always been in our company DNA. We have the innovative power and mindset to make a difference.

“All of this is a team effort, and we invite partners and customers to join us on this journey and support our goal of establishing responsible manufacturing as the new normal.”

To do this, EOS is working towards the use of bio-based and bio-degradable materials in a bid to achieve zero waste. As well as this, the firm is developing more customised applications which use less materials, avoid over-production, and again reduce waste.

Combining financial performance with a positive social and environmental impact through our business is what we are aiming at

EOS has also identified through studies with customers the potential to reduce carbon emissions through additive manufacturing compared to conventional production on certain applications.

Björn Hannappel, head of sustainability for the EOS Group, adds: “The earth is the most valuable resource that we have yet keeping the balance between living well and respecting the natural resources of our planet is challenging.

“Responsible manufacturing is our approach to contribute to a more sustainable future. Combining financial performance with a positive social and environmental impact through our business is what we are aiming at.”

EOS has recently been chosen to represent the 3D printing industry as part of the 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders initiative. The initiative was created by the International Business Community in a bid to fight against Climate Change.

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