Additive manufacturing from the sustainability perspective: proposal for a self-assessment tool
Paper i proceeding, 2019

Emergent technologies and additive manufacturing have a significant role in shaping the future of manufacturing, enabling companies to produce complex products and parts in a more efficient and sustainable way. However, companies are struggling to identify and achieve the full potential of the technology from a sustainability perspective. The purpose of this paper is to develop a checklist to assess the sustainability performance of additive manufacturing adoption and exploitation, based on secondary data from the academic literature, technical reports, and company cases. Results rely on the identification of critical sustainability aspects for additive manufacturing and key performance indicators.


performance indicators

sustainable operations


Additive manufacturing


Carla Gonçalves Machado

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Melanie Despeisse

Chalmers, Industrial and Material Science

Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation

Elias Hans Dener Ribeiro da Silva

Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 81 482-487

52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS) 2019
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Slovenia,

SMART PM - Sustainable Manufacturing by Automated Real-Time Performance Management

VINNOVA, 2018-04-20 -- 2020-12-20.


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