Temperatures are on the rise
The heat is on right with the trade shows season, and the intense pressure for great performance and strong results but we also feel a different kind of “heat” with the growing concerns surrounding the fight against climate change and for sustainability; a fight that is spiralling out of control with the gas and energy problems that result from the war in Ukraine. If we disregard these consequences for a second and focus on what we, understand “organizations”, have the power to control, we will realize that the goal of finding a balance between preserving safety measures and “greenness” is a hard one to strike. Indeed, it’s one and easy thing to say we are “sustainable”, it’s another one to walk that talk. AM companies tend to forget the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit) that embodies a true sustainable vision to only focus on developing a sustainable product – for which it’s often hard to deliver data. In this edition of 3D ADEPT Mag, we wanted to put things into context. We have presented this “triple bottom line” in different articles and how it can be taken into account in a “sustainability vision” that includes additive manufacturing. Of course, some industries are more likely to integrate this principle, but demonstrating it through tangible data (possibly resulting from life cycle assessments) is the example others are waiting for to get to work. That’s the whole point of this new issue of 3D ADEPT Mag.