The development of the sustainable manufacturing processes

Lian Ding, X L Qiu, Glen Mullineux, Jason Matthews

Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceedingChapter or section


Sustainable manufacturing will be the dominate factor in the design of the future factory. Any manufacturing operation within these factories will affect the environment, be it through the waste it creates, the resources it uses, or the energy it consumes. All can be significant, but not all have been properly examined or documented. This paper presents an initial investigation into these issues related to subtractive machining and evaluates research finding against the waste hierarchy. The paper concludes by discussing the findings and presents some requirements and suggestions for the factory of the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials and Product Technologies
EditorsL Y Xie, M N James, Y X Zhao, W X Qian
Place of PublicationZurich
PublisherTrans Tech
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-87849-254-1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
PublisherTrans Tech

Bibliographical note

Advances in Materials REsearch, vol 118-120. Proceedings paper from 2nd International Conference on Advances in Product Development and Reliability. 28-30 July 2010 Shenyang, China.


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