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Essentium Research shows Reduction of CO2 Emissions through 3D Printing

3D printing manufacturer Essentium has announced the results of an independent study showing the positive impact of 3D printing on reducing carbon emissions.

The study highlights that 86% of manufacturers with carbon reduction initiatives report positive impacts from this technology. Manufacturers cite numerous benefits, including reduced waste (40%), shorter supply chains (36%), elimination or minimization of overruns (33%), decreased carbon footprint for parts transportation (31%), lower overall carbon emissions (30%), streamlined logistics requirements (28%), and optimized storage footprints (27%).

The study further reveals that almost all [98%] of manufacturers consider 3D printing vital for their carbon reduction initiatives, underscoring the significant role this technology plays in driving positive environmental change.


“This research highlights the 3D printing’s capacity to manufacture products in a much more eco-friendly way,” said Nirup Nagabandi, Ph.D., Vice President of Materials and Process Engineering, Essentium. “Specifically, we are working with customers and partners to transform the manufacturing industry by enabling efficient production methods that reduce waste, cut energy consumption, and eliminate transportation emissions. That’s the exciting and sustainable vision of 3D printing.”

Additive manufacturing processes allow companies to significantly reduce material waste compared to traditional methods. In addition, local manufacturing through 3D printing can reduce reliance on complex supply chains, contributing to lower carbon emissions.

The study results confirm that 3D printing plays a key role in supporting emissions reduction efforts. Essentium remains committed to driving innovation in additive manufacturing to support a more sustainable future.

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