International Innovation Review: The environmental benefits of AM

Faced with mounting societal and economic pressures and incentives to ‘go green’, today’s manufacturers are racing to implement new approaches and innovations to enhance the sustainability of their products, processes and supply chains. While this shift is pervasive across a number of industries, it is particularly pronounced in the aviation sector.

If you have attended an aerospace tradeshow in the past two years, you will undoubtedly have noted that the conversation has become increasingly focused on innovative and emerging solutions to help the aviation sector become a zero-emission industry by 2050. Beyond futuristic developments, such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), engine efficiency and hydrogen powered flight, these discussions have evolved to include low emission manufacturing approaches, eco-friendly supply chains and the emergence of cutting-edge new and lighter materials.

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