Although 3-D printing brings with it the promise to make manufacturing ‘cleaner and greener,’ the enabling technologies don’t boast those qualities yet.
Even as we extol 3-D printing, all of its advantages need to be taken with a grain of salt – at least until the time we see more sustainable solutions to bypass the following problems:
Source: Harmful emissions call for standardized filtration and exhaust accessories
Toxic materials mean that we need to stress on the use of eco-friendly alternatives
Plastics are detrimental to the environment. Period.
Source: Triple Pundit