ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS OF FUSED DEPOSITION MODELLING: A CASE STUDY OF RP STRATASYS DIMENSION SST FDM

Prof Vincent Aizebeoje Balogun and Neil Kirkwood, Mativenga, P. T.   (Published 2015)

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Abstract

Abstract

It is envisaged and expected that professional engineers, process and product developers plays an active role in the sustainable development of manufacturing activities to overcome the global challenges of depletion of natural resources, environmental pollution and damage to the ecosystems. This however calls for the necessity of the industry to adapt and improve on the various manufacturing processes employed for their products not only to keep up with global competition by reducing its variable costs, but also for the sustainable manufacture of their products. Rapid prototyping is one of the new 3D and additive manufacturing technology available globally. This technology has been viewed as a sustainable technology since it  optimises electrical energy demand and promotes zero waste technology. This overstretched hypothesis need to be tested. This work evaluate the direct electrical energy demand in fused deposition modelling FDM machine using the Stratasys Dimension SST FDM as a case study and as a panacea to understudy the electrical energy requirement and carbon footprint for rapid prototyping.

 

 


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
Format: PDF document,   0.93 MB
Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: Stratasys Dimension SST, Fused deposition modelling, energy demand, sustainable manufacture, carbon footprint, Rapid Prototyping
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Field of Study: Engineering- Mechanical
Uploaded By: Uddin Osemengbe Oyaimare
Date Added: 31 Oct 2017 11:51am
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017
Journal URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/energy_consumption_and_carbon_footprint_analysis_of_fused_deposition_modelling_a_case_study_of_rp_stratasys_dimension_sst_fdm


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