Additive manufacturing has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and material scrap compared to traditional manufacturing methods. The primary levers we’re betting on to reduce these environmental impacts are:
Reduced Material Waste
Our manufacturing process minimizes waste by using only the necessary amount of material. Unlike traditional manufacturing, where excess material is often used and then discarded, our approach significantly reduces scrap, which can be as high as 80% in some processes and products.
Improved flexibility in hardware and production runs can lead to more efficient utilization of energy and resources during part creation, reducing the need for additional process steps and excess inventories to hedge demand.
By enabling the production of parts in a “local for local” model, we’re focused on reducing the carbon footprint associated with shipping and transit of parts over long distances.