AMPOWER develops a calculation tool for the ecological footprint of AM

Be part of the latest study on ecological sustainability

Nowadays no one can get around the topic of sustainability: thinking about the environment is essential for the industry of the future.

Additive manufacturing is one of the most promising technologies when it comes to reducing one’s ecological footprint, but what we now need is finally putting numbers on how ecological sustainable certain additive manufacturing processes and materials are in comparison.

One of our newest members, AMPOWER, the Hamburg based leading consultancy in the field of industrial AM, is kicking off the next study from the “AMPOWER Insights” series on July 23 and is looking for partners from the MGA community.

Already twelve renowned partner companies are supporting the study, which main goal is the development of a generic calculation tool to estimate the carbon footprint and resource consumption for components in different additive and conventional manufacturing processes and materials.

In the first step, the tool is not intended to be a replacement for the very precise, but also lengthy and expensive Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), but rather a supplement to be able to quickly make an initial estimate of the ecological footprint, e.g. to be able to compare different manufacturing processes.

In LCAs the complete product life cycle is considered, but the study will concentrate on the part of the chain from raw material to finished product, because this is where the greatest differences between the individual manufacturing processes lie.

The study will be concluded by the end of December and will be available in full only to participating companies, AMPOWER will make extracts available to the public.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this amazing project!

For more information contact Eric Wycisk, Managing Partner @ AMPOWER

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