10. December 2021

The global non-profit trade group promotes environmental benefits of additive manufacturing to industries and the public.

The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) sponsors important research focused on environmental sustainability in additive manufacturing. The AMGTA’s mission is to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing as compared to traditional manufacturing methods.

Founded in November 2019 and announced a new global trade group at Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, the AMGTA is based in Hollywood, Florida, USA. It is a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets certain criteria relating to sustainability of production or process. With a current roster of 38 members from 12 countries, the AMGTA membership consortium is growing rapidly, demonstrating that sustainability in additive manufacturing, and the urgent need for rigorous, and independent sustainability in AM research is gaining relevance.

With a special focus on life-cycle assessment research, the AMGTA commissions important research work by, for example, conducting studies comparing additively and conventionally designed and manufactured components, thus providing important data, metrics, and insights for the sustainable application of additive manufacturing processes.

The AMGTA’s collaboration with ACAM is expected to expand the networks of both organizations to create greater exchange on a more sustainable future along the entire AM industry value chain.

“Both the AMGTA and ACAM are focusing on research projects in additive manufacturing. It is our hope that in the future, our respective organizations can collaborate on sustainability AM life-cycle assessment (LCA) project work,” says Sherry Handel, Executive Director of the AMGTA.

“We can mutually benefit from our AM expertise. With the AMGTA, the ACAM gains a member with a strong thought leadership in sustainability matters of AM. We are looking forward to add our expertise to advance AM sustainability together with the AMGTA,” says Prof. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum, Managing Director of ACAM.

ACAM welcomes the AMGTA to our community and looks forward to exciting joint projects in the future.