Shaping the Future of Additive Manufacturing: Twelve Themes from Bio-Inspired Design and Green Chemistry


Two recent paradigms applied in the field of sustainability are green chemistry (GC) and bio-inspired design (BID). Both of these memes are growing in acceptance and practice and have been applied to a range of design and material innovations. One area where the application of these concepts may be more fruitful is additive manufacturing (AM). In this chapter we discuss trends in AM, the confluence of principles of GC and BID, and propose twelve themes based on these principles that could shape the development of this field of manufacturing and material use.

Publication date: 
April 17, 2018
Publication type: 
Book / Chapter
McKeag, T. A. (2018). Shaping the future of additive manufacturing: twelve themes from bio-inspired design and green chemistry. In Anastas, P. T., Tools for Green Chemistry (241-262). Weinheim, Germany. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. ISBN: 978-3-527-32645-7