Impacts of 3D Printing, Digital Printing to Be Examined by EarthShift Global and HP Inc. at ISIE/ISSST Conference

For the United States and China, the indigo had lower impacts than both Flexo and Gravure up to about 5,000 m2 job size, and then beyond 5,000 m2 job size, the Climate Change impacts for Indigo were e

“By the time the Indigo study had been peer-reviewed, HP had already begun implementing some of the recommendations. These efforts will have worldwide impact across thousands of product lines, and exemplify private-sector leadership in sustainability.”

EarthShift Global LLC and HP will outline the environmental, social, and economic impacts of advanced printing technologies, including 3D printing, at this week’s International Society for Industrial Ecology/International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISIE/ISSST) conference in Chicago.

Representatives of the two companies will report on third-party-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press printing system. The environmental impacts of both systems are assessed across multiple scenarios and compared with traditional technologies.

In addition, EarthShift Global founder and CEO Lise Laurin will discuss a broader Sustainable Return on Investment (S-ROI) study of 3D printing of plastics, revealing previously unavailable insights into the potential magnitude of externalities—social, economic, and environmental risks and opportunities associated with the increasingly popular technology. S-ROI presents stakeholder-oriented information in a monetized model, allowing it to be used alongside traditional financial metrics for triple-bottom-line decision-making at HP and other companies.

“In its product development process, HP has shown a commitment to helping its customers,…

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