Cultivating an Environmental and Human Health Assessment Framework for Additive Manufacturing: A Journey from an Academic/Industry Partnership to a Consortia-Supported Model

NGC is hosting a Sustainable Materials Roundtable for Additive Manufacturing.   In this blog post, Justin Bours describes the process of developing the framework and modifying it via this peer review process:

There often comes a point in a science graduate student’s academic career when the desire to step outside the ivory tower becomes inexorable: one step outside of academia toward industry partnership opens up a path that is tantalizingly tangible and impactful. When I took that step, I went on a journey of discovery that ultimately led to a maturing framework for measuring the environmental and human health impacts of additive manufacturing (AM) which has garnered both industry and academic credibility. 

Read more about Dr. Justin Bour's journey.