Environmental performance analysis of solid freeform fabrication processes

Yanchun Luo, Zhiming Ji, Ming C. Leu, Reggie Caudill

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Abstract

This paper presents a method for analyzing the environmental performance of Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) processes. In this method, each process is divided into life phases. Environmental effects of every process phase are then analyzed and evaluated based on the Environmental & Resource Management Data. These effects are combined to obtain the environmental performance of the process. The analysis of the environmental performance of SFF processes considers the characteristics of SFF technology, includes material, energy consumption, processes wastes, and disposal. Case studies for three typical SFF processes: Stereolithography (SL), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) are presented to illustrate this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE-1999 - Danvers, MA, USA
Duration: May 11 1999May 13 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 7th IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE-1999
CityDanvers, MA, USA
Period5/11/995/13/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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