Last week we reported that the Journal of Industrial Ecology has an open call for papers on the environmental dimensions of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. In addition to this call we’ve found the following calls for papers that are currently open on the subjects of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
If you know about other calls or are planning to edit a special issue in this domain then we’d be very pleased to hear about those too.
The Journal of Industrial Ecology has recently announced a call for papers for a special issue on the topic “Environmental Dimensions of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing”.
Possible topics that could be addressed include the following:
- Theorizing, describing and analyzing the resource consumption patterns and environmental impacts associated with additive manufacturing technology on the machine, supply chain and aggregate levels.
- Assessing the impact of novel supply chain configurations and of the availability of new generations of products resulting from innovative design approaches, for example based on optimization methods or personalization.
- Assessment of occupational health issues including toxicology of emissions, exposure control approaches and exposure assessment including risks arising from manufacturing in non-traditional settings (home, hobbyist, and maker settings)
- Investigation of the potential for and barriers to increased repair and remanufacturing arising from additive manufacturing.
- Establishing robust environmental indicators (e.g. carbon emissions, water consumption, land use and pollution) and economic indicators (e.g. value added, employment, inequality) for comparison with conventional manufacturing routes.
- Environmental, social science, economic/business, and engineering analysis of the implications of localized and highly customized production enabled by additive manufacturing.
- Collating datasets that allow an exploration of the trade-offs occurring across additive manufacturing supply chains.
- Analyzing the environmental performance of the latest developments within additive manufacturing technology, including systems capable of depositing multiple materials and high-productivity platforms.
The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2015.