Sustainable design, like quality, time to market, and cost, will soon dictate how engineers approach most every product they develop. Choosing products based on their carbon footprint will be equally as important as design validation. To stay ahead of the curve, you and your company need to understand sustainable design and how to implement it now.
LCA is the detailed analysis that gives you the information you need to make the most environmentally friendly decisions throughout product design. The analysis looks at a product’s entire life, which encompasses raw material extraction, material production, manufacturing, product use, end-of-life disposal, and all of the transportation that occurs between these stages.
Is it environmentally smarter to ship castings from Taiwan or fly them from California if you build machines in Germany? Sustainable design looks at how your product’s development and use, from cradle to grave, will affect four crucial environmental factors: air acidification; carbon footprint; total energy consumed; and water eutrophication.
SolidWorks Sustainability makes designing for the environment simple. It provides you with a smart dashboard with useful information specific to your project needs. Rather than forcing you to spend a lot of time doing research and calling on others for help, SolidWorks Sustainability gives you answers…and a roadmap for making your products more environmentally friendly.
Worldwide awareness of environmental issues has never been more acute. Every day more consumers buy products based on environmental impact, forcing manufacturers to reconsider how they develop and market products. Sustainable design is fast becoming a matter of global corporate citizenship. It means making decisions to ensure future environmental stability. Learn how designing for the environment sets you, your company, and your products apart.