About this Research Topic
Sustainable manufacturing entails designing products with total life-cycle considerations and putting in place manufacturing processes and systems that have minimal negative environmental impacts, use the least amount of materials, energy, and other resources, are safe for all stakeholders, and are economically sound and societally beneficial. In sustainable manufacturing, artificial intelligence is playing a key role these days. Artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, is the new, potent way of decreasing additive and energy usage in practically every industrial process. Machine-learning models are now being aggressively implemented by traditional manufacturing organizations in order to save money, time, and resources.
The growing demand for cleaner materials and their processing, as well as advanced manufacturing and re-manufacturing processes, has an impact on the Earth's resources, and its industrial practices have negative environmental consequences, such as carbon footprints, energy resources, waste, and so on. The rise of advanced manufacturing correlates with a surge in sustainable technology innovation. Sustainable development is a widely acknowledged goal that incorporates eco-friendly or green manufacturing processes. The 6 Rs of materials (reuse, recycle, redesign, remanufacture, reduce, recover) are also vital for maintaining a homeostasis-balanced ecosystem, and manufacturing processes can help.
Cleaner materials, sustainable and modern manufacturing methods are included in the scope of the proposed Special Issue. We seek high-quality research articles that reveal new trends in the sustainable study of manufacturing processes and materials. The Guest Editors welcome literature reviews, research papers, and case studies that include but are not restricted to the following areas:
- Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Fossil-carbon emissions
- Energy consumption
- Waste management
- Artificial Intelligence in the manufacturing industry
- Eco-friendly machining
- Multinational Materials
- Energy storage materials
- Biodegradable Materials
- Bio-based materials
- Materials with low energy consumption for application
- Low-emission materials
Keywords: Sustainable Manufacturing, Life Cycle Assessment, Re-manufacturing, Energy storage materials, Multinational materials, Biodegradable materials
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