New LCA research evaluates the environmental impact of 3D printing

    French researchers from Grenoble Alpes University have evaluated the environmental impact of 3D printing with a case study focused on the production of orthotic insoles. To understand the environmental impact of the two processes, the researchers undertook a life cycle assessment (LCA). Relating to materials, the team report the "impacts from 3D printed insole are 65% less than a classic one
    in the four impact categories." The four impact categories are Human Health, Ecosystem Quality, Climate Change and Resources.

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