The time is now to take action towards more sustainable production.

Any manufacturing process has to aim at generating less waste and lowering its environmental impact.

Additive Manufacturing has great potential in reducing the need for energy- and resource-intensive manufacturing processes. It also has the advantage of producing less material waste than, for instance, subtractive technologies and it has the benefit of cost-effectively fabricating objects on-demand, eliminating the need for warehousing extra goods made with mass manufacturing technologies.

The path towards sustainable products and production requires significant changes throughout several value chains, impacting product design, material use, production processes, business models, and waste management.

In order to achieve this there are several steps to be taken by the players in the value chain. These are the topics of the conference as well:

  • A change in mindset
  • Involve the whole value chain in the product creation process (from design to recycling)
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Use of Bio Based Materials
  • Implementing (chemical) recycling in the AM value chain

This conference covers the above mentioned topics and will show some relevant use cases. The conference consists of two parts:

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Conference
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Brightlands Chemelot Campus Tour (only for On Site attendees)

Who should attend:

  • R&D / Innovation, sustainability and general management of
    • Manufacturers of physical goods
    • Design companies
    • Engineering companies
    • Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing industry
    • Materials suppliers
  • Governmental bodies
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Investors
  • Start-Ups
  • Students Engineering / Design / Sustainability

Strategic Partner

Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a world-leading innovation location in smart materials and sustainable manufacturing and home to a vibrant and fast-growing open community of groundbreaking companies and knowledge institutes. With its location, ecosystem and easily available expertise and knowledge, Brightlands Chemelot Campus is a unique location for innovative start-ups and corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, daring entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, talented students and visionary investors.

This conference is part of the Brightlands Materials of the Future Series and contains the following adjacent conferences:

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A 3D Delta Week Event

3d delta week3D Delta Week, a week of immersion in the world of 3D manufacturing!
Take a leap forward in your 3D production knowledge, experience, and network. The 3D Delta Week will create value for users and providers along the 3D Manufacturing Value Chain. It will be the 3D manufacturing meeting point for expert and layman, inside or outside the Benelux region.
The 3D Delta week is gathering a dozen of renown events and will continue growing as the place-to-be, with activities aimed at specific sectors, at R&D and industry, at users and suppliers. The scheduling of events will allow participants to easily move from one activity to another.