Additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia plans to help found a trade group for additive manufacturers focused on promoting the environmental benefits of AM over traditional methods of manufacturing. The new group, called the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) would be a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer that meets sustainability criteria, the company said.

‘Very often in additive manufacturing we focus on the cost and time benefits of the technology, and do not equally consider the very real environmental benefits of AM over traditional manufacturing,’ said Brian Neff, Sintavia’s CEO. ‘These benefits include improved end use design utility and improved industrial ecology of the fabrication process itself. The AMGTA’s purpose will be to raise awareness of these benefits within end market segments, in order to accelerate the adoption rate of the technology.’

Sintavia says that the organization will begin operations in full by the second quarter of next year.

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