Going, Going, Green

3D Agility is committed to promoting environmental sustainability across all of our services.

We are focused on carbon emission offset initiatives.

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.

Energy Efficiency

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.

Localized Manufacturing

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.
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3D Agility Footprint

While the extent of the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing will depend on the specific application and materials used, studies have shown that additive manufacturing can significantly reduce both CO2 emissions and scrap compared to traditional manufacturing methods. For example, a study by the U.S. Department of Energy found that 3D printing can reduce material waste by up to 90% and energy use by up to 50% compared to traditional manufacturing methods.