3-D Printing, Clean Tech, and Sustainability

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3-D Printing, Clean Tech, and Sustainability

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3-D printing – also known as additive manufacturing – has the potential to revolutionize global manufacturing, bringing the fabrication process from the factory floor to the desktop or small local 3-D printing centers. Sustainability impacts could be huge, greatly reducing fuel use and carbon emissions in factories and transportation throughout the manufacturing supply chain and speeding up the design cycle and opening up new markets for bio-based feedstocks. But the impacts could also be negative – a proliferation of unnecessary items using plastics and other petroleum-based materials.

What does the future hold for clean tech and sustainability in this exciting and innovative new field? Join us for a lively interactive conversation co-hosted with Autodesk as we explore these and many other issues and questions in 3-D printing and the intersection of sustainability. Moderated by Clean Edge managing director Ron Pernick in conversation with Janine Benyus, Author and Cofounder, Biomimicry 3.8; Jeremy Faludi (LEED AP), Sustainable Design Strategist and Analyst; Susan Gladwin, Global Lead, Clean Tech Initiative, Autodesk; and Paul Susalla, Section Supervisor of Rapid Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company.

Speaker Bios:

Paul SusallaPaul Susalla
Section Supervisor of Rapid Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company 
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Susan GladwinSusan Gladwin
Global Lead, Clean Tech Initiative, 
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Ron PernickRon Pernick 
Session Moderator
Managing Director, Clean Edge 
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Jeremy Faludi

Jeremy Faludi
Sustainable Design Strategist and Educator 
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Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus
Author, Innovation Consultant, & Co-Founder, 
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