3D printing company ExOne has launched a social media campaign with the hashtag #MakeMetalGreen, focusing on the sustainable aspects of metal binder jetting technology.

According to the company, binder jetting can be more sustainable than other additive manufacturing (AM) processes because it can 3D print parts at higher speeds and volumes.

‘Now is the time for manufacturers to rethink how they manufacture metal parts, and take a new look at how binder jet 3D printing can make metal parts and products more sustainably,’ said John Hartner, ExOne CEO.  ‘One important aspect of sustainability is shortening supply chains. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of de-risking supply chains and moving toward a decentralized supply chain, especially for critical parts. ExOne can work with manufacturers to ensure critical metal parts are prepared for 3D printing in an emergency and to help manufacturers redesign their parts for metal 3D printing in the first place.’

This story uses material from ExOne, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.