Additive manufacturing can reduce waste and carbon emissions, both by itself and through the parts it creates, such as lighter automotive components, writes Camille Caron, director of education and sustainability for HP's 3D printing and digital manufacturing business. "The longer-view promise is that highly optimized sustainability practices, enabled by 3D printing solutions, will tip the benefits into regeneration, where we move beyond minimizing impact and begin to actively replenish our resources," she writes.
3D printing is crucial to circular economy, HP exec says
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