Additive manufacturing for circular manufacturing: trends and challenges—a survey in Japan, Norway, and India

Matsumoto, M. and Hirose, S. and Martinsen, K. and Simhambhatla, S. and et al, . (2020) Additive manufacturing for circular manufacturing: trends and challenges—a survey in Japan, Norway, and India. In: EcoDesign and Sustainability. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 517-532. ISBN 978-981-15-6779-7

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Circular manufacturing such as product remanufacturing, refurbishment, and repair is a key element in promoting a circular economy, whereas enhancing its resource-efficiency-increasing-effects is often dictated by the critical process of material surface restoration. One of the key technologies that enable effective material surface and geometry restoration is additive manufacturing (AM). This study presents, firstly, a survey of the existing industrial usage of AM in circular manufacturing, which includes applications of re-coating, cladding, and thermal spray. The survey was mainly conducted in three countries, namely, Japan, Norway and India. Secondly, the study presents a review of research and development of the applications of metal 3D printing—an advanced AM. Challenges hindering the promotion of AM applications in circular manufacturing are laid on a process-to-process basis. In general, such challenges include advancement of process automations, design for restoration, quality enhancement of metal 3D printing-based restoration, and cost reduction of the process applications.

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Simhambhatla, Suryakumar
Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series Title: Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Additive manufacturing, Circular manufacturing, Material surface restoration, Remanufacturing
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs Haseena VKKM
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2021 05:08
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2022 09:31
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