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These 4 simple solutions can help make the manufacturing industry more sustainable

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The way we make things is changing. New manufacturing technologies like 3D printing offer benefits to both companies and consumers - but can also help usher in a cleaner, more sustainable world. 

The planet is rapidly approaching a day when the consequences of climate change will be unavoidable, and a key question that now faces business leaders is whether - and how - they can both continue to build value for shareholders while also mitigating their impact on the natural world.  

Additive manufacturing can help make it happen - by eliminating tooling, making assembly consolidation possible, using generative design tools and developing new polymers. 

The end result is a manufacturing industry that produces less waste and uses fewer fossil fuels to ship raw materials and finished products around the world. 

Read the full article at World Economic Forum