SPARSAM - Sustainability Parameters for Parts analyses and Selection for Additive Manufacturing
Research Project, 2022 – 2023

Purpose and goal: In order to identify which products are suitable for Additive Manufacturing (AM), both technical and business selection criteria need to be used. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility to expand the technical selection criteria with supply chain and sustainability criterias based on three different scenarios (compared with current state):
0 - Current state, centralized mass production with linear and global supply chain 1 - Factory: AM i a central factory 2 - Production is distributed to distribution centers 3 - Production is distributed to retailers: Expected results and effects: This project will contribute to the impact goals of the call #16 by developing knowledge, calculate and demonstrate the value of Circularity and Additive Manufacturing (AM) in three supply chain scenarios. Driven by the cases, a model will be developed, refined, and used to calculate the values of AM for circular production. In step 2 the consortia will identifiy cases where AM enables a demand driven circular production which can be moved closer to the customer e.g at a distribution center, a regional hub, a dealer/workshop or as a Factory-in-a-box concept.


Ola Isaksson (contact)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden



Project ID: 2022-02471
Funding Chalmers participation during 2022–2023

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