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Sustainable Manufacturing - concept


The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken into three constituent parts: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and sociopolitical sustainability (From Wikipedia)


According to the NACFAM (National Council for Advanced Manufacturing –USA) Sustainable Manufacturing is defined “as the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are economically sound and safe for employees, communities, and consumers.” For others words, sustainable manufacturing is developing technologies to transform materials with reduced emission of greenhouse gases, reduced use of non renewed or toxic materials and reduced the generation of waste. Sustainable or green manufacturing includes the manufacturing of “sustainable” products (for example, manufacture of renewable energy, energy efficient, etc) and the sustainable manufacturing of all products.

2009 - Caramulo, Portugal


Progress in Green Tribology, DE Gruyter

Green Composites, DE Gruyter

Sustainable Machining, Springer

Green and Lean Management, Springer

Ecotribology, Springer

Green Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Springer

Environmentally Friendly Machining, Springer

Sustainable Manufacturing, ISTE-Wiley


MACTRIB - Department of Mechanical Engineering , University of Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 AVEIRO, PORTUGAL