3D Printing and Sustainability – What you need to know? | U.S. Green Building Council
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3D Printing and Sustainability – What you need to know?

GBCI: 0920012877

This course is presented in an ARTICLE format.

3D printing is innovative technology used by everyone from architects to engineers to doctors and hobbyists. What is this technology and how does it work? Learn this and about current 3D printing applications, limitations, and how it relates to sustainability.
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

Rating system: v4

Published on: April 26, 2017

Average: 4.2 (31 votes)


Look at any manmade object and try to envision the planning that brought this concept to reality. Imagine the geometrical shapes and measurements drafted on paper or designed with computer aide. Had you seen these plans before that physical object were created, would your mind have been able to conceive it exactly? 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the new way to turn dreams into reality. Join us as we explore this topic.

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  1. Understand what 3D Printing is
  2. Learn the applications of 3D Printing
  3. Analyze the role of 3D printing in construction and manufacturing
  4. Learn the limitations of 3D Printing and how it relates to sustainability.
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Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
New York, NY
United States


Laura Buell
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