3D opportunity for life cycle assessments: Additive manufacturing branches out

Author: Beth McGrath, Jaymes Hanna, Runze Huang, Amar Shivdasani
Deloitte University Press, 2015
URL: dupress.deloitte.com/dup-us-en/focus/3d-opportunity/additive-manufacturing-in-lca-analysis.html10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.109

Life cycle analysis (LCA)—traditionally used to assess environmental impacts—can also help quantify the potential savings of adopting additive manufacturing techniques, allowing companies to look beyond traditional cost models and metrics to more holistically determine how AM may benefit the business