Sustainable manufacturing is the product development through economically sound processes that minimize
negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and preserve natural resources. SSustainable manufacturing also enhances employee, community and product safety.
The emergence of advanced manufacturing technologies, coupled with consumer demands for more customized products and services, are causing shifts in the scale and distribution of manufacturing. Additive manufacturing enables eco-friendly products, provides for end-of-product-life-cycle solutions for eliminating waste and scrap and allows for resource-efficient material choices via recycling.