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Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing

Emergent Technologies

Ed. by Davim, J. Paulo

Series:Advanced Mechanical Engineering 4

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8. Information and computational modeling for sustainability evaluation and improvement of manufacturing processes

Singh, Karmjit / Sultan, Ibrahim A.


Over the last few decades, manufacturing industries are working toward sustainable manufacturing due to the high cost of raw material and depletion of natural resources. There is also a great concern for manufacturing companies to produce products by considering three aspects of sustainability, that is, economic, environmental, and social. This pressure has motivated modern manufacturing industries to, commit to, adopt the ethos and methods of sustainable manufacturing. An outcome is manifested by the current undertakings of many research projects that are designed to propose automated systems for determination of CO2 emissions, solid waste, and energy consumption of various manufacturing plants. An effort for developing a generic model for different manufacturing processes, graphic user interface system, is presented in this chapter. The chapter presents detailed discussions of the proposed models for two different manufacturing processes. Sustainability analysis case studies, based on the models developed, are presented for die-casting, injection molding, and turning processes. It will be shown that the developed models are effective for sustainability assessment process and have the potential of helping the manufacturing companies. Moreover, the work presented is highly beneficial in determining the sustainability assessment of a manufacturing process at the beginning of product design. An overarching motive of this chapter is to reduce emissions from energy production into atmosphere and alleviate impact on the environment

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Karmjit Singh, Ibrahim A. Sultan (2019). 8. Information and computational modeling for sustainability evaluation and improvement of manufacturing processes. In J. Paulo Davim (Editor), Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing: Emergent Technologies (pp. 271–288). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110549775-008

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110549775

Online ISBN: 9783110549775

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