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Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Strategies

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 2968

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Polytechnic University of Valencia, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: design for manufacturing and assembly; green manufacturing; advanced manufacturing techniques; additive manufacturing; high-speed machining; collaborative engineering; digital manufacturing; sustainability indicators; processes modelling; continuous improvement product lifecycle management
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Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Design, Universitat Jaume I, Avinguda de Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n, 12071 Castelló de la Plana, Castelló, Spain
Interests: intelligent machining; multistage manufacturing processes; quality control; design for manufacturing and assembly sustainable machining; green manufacturing; advanced manufacturing techniques; additive manufacturing; high-speed machining
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The worldwide awareness of our environmental future has pushed international organizations and countries towards encouraging ecological preservation actions through laws, directives and initiatives. In 2015, the United Nations established the seventeen-point Sustainable Development Goals call for action for 2030 to guarantee resources from economic, social and environmental points of view. Two of these goals are related to industries, production and innovation. However, sustainable industrial design and development are some of the main issues for manufacturing companies when it comes to addressing the natural resource limitations and pollution problem.

Individual responses are needed, comprising a broad vision of all activities involved in the entire product’s lifecycle. Therefore, we believe that sustainable design and manufacturing practices could help with the innovation of cleaner production pertaining to products and processes.

Consequently, the objective of this Special Issue is to publish the latest high-quality works in research, development and innovation in design and manufacturing activities. We are very interested in contributions investigating improvements in green product design and manufacturing processes, focusing on one activity or transversal procedures.

Moreover, we encourage the submission of papers with the potential to help compile all key knowledge in sustainable product lifecycle strategies.

This Special Issue covers, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Design for sustainable manufacturing;
  • Design for the environment;
  • Green manufacturing;
  • Advanced green manufacturing technologies;
  • Digital manufacturing;
  • Product end-of-life and remanufacturing;
  • Innovative process planning;
  • Metrics for sustainable production;
  • Concurrent engineering;
  • Collaborative manufacturing;
  • Industry 4.0;
  • Quality assurance.

Prof. Dr. Carlos Vila-Pastor
Dr. Jose Vicente Abellan-Nebot
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • design for sustainable manufacturing
  • design for the environment
  • green manufacturing
  • advanced green manufacturing technologies
  • digital manufacturing
  • product end-of-life and remanufacturing
  • innovative process planning
  • metrics for sustainable production
  • concurrent engineering
  • collaborative manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0
  • quality assurance

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Cleaner Chips: Decarbonization in Semiconductor Manufacturing
Sustainability 2024, 16(1), 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16010218 - 26 Dec 2023
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The growth of the information and communication technology sector has vastly accelerated in recent decades because of advancements in digitalization and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions data of the top six semiconductor manufacturing companies (Samsung Electronics, Taiwan [...] Read more.
The growth of the information and communication technology sector has vastly accelerated in recent decades because of advancements in digitalization and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions data of the top six semiconductor manufacturing companies (Samsung Electronics, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, Micron, SK Hynix, Kioxia, and Intel) were gathered from the publicly accessible Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) website for 2020. Scope 3 emissions had the largest share in total annual emissions with an average share of 52%, followed by Scope 2 (32%) and Scope 1 (16%). Because of the absence of a standardized methodology for Scope 3 emissions estimation, each company used different methodologies that resulted in differences in emissions values. An analysis of the CDP reporting data did not reveal information on strategies implemented by companies to reduce Scope 3 emissions. The use of renewable energy certificates had the largest effect on decarbonization centered on reducing Scope 2 emissions, followed by the deployment of perfluorocarbon reduction technologies to help reduce Scope 1 fugitive emissions. Technology-specific marginal abatement costs of CO2 were also estimated and varied between −416 and 12,215 USD/t CO2 eq., which primarily varied depending on the technology deployed. Full article
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An Eco-Innovative Green Design Method using the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving and Importance–Performance Analysis Tools—A Case Study of Marker Pen Manufacturing
Sustainability 2023, 15(19), 14414; https://doi.org/10.3390/su151914414 - 01 Oct 2023
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This study explores innovative designs for the cap of a marker pen, aiming to address the issues of cap loss and ink evaporation during marker pen usage. This study applies intrinsic safety, universal design and TRIZ as research methods. TRIZ has great potential [...] Read more.
This study explores innovative designs for the cap of a marker pen, aiming to address the issues of cap loss and ink evaporation during marker pen usage. This study applies intrinsic safety, universal design and TRIZ as research methods. TRIZ has great potential to address most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relevant to conflict-oriented problem solving for innovations. The principles of simplification, foolproof design, clarity of states, and tolerance from intrinsic safety were applied to prevent cap loss and minimize the risks associated with ink evaporation. The TRIZ methodology’s contradiction matrix was utilized to identify relevant inventive principles by improving parameters and avoiding worsening parameters, providing a reference basis for product structure design. Lastly, the principles of equitable use, simplicity, intuitiveness, and effortless design from universal design were employed to enhance the marker pen’s usability for the general public. This study creates a SERVQUAL questionnaire to compare the prototype of the designed pen cap with commercially available pen caps. It utilizes the two-dimensional quality model (Kano model) and Importance–Performance Analysis (IPA) for practical design analysis. Finally, the prototype structure is visualized using graphic software. The innovative design features of this study include the following. (1) Concealable pen tip: the sliding seal hides the pen tip inside the pen body when the pen core is slid upwards, preventing cap loss and ink drying. (2) Quick retractable function: using a pressing mechanism, the pen tip can be quickly retracted with a one-handed press and slide motion. (3) Replaceable pen core: the pen core can be replaced by disassembling the pen body, removing the old pen core, and inserting a new one, thereby extending the pen’s lifespan. (4) Satisfaction evaluation of the innovative pen cap design: through questionnaire surveys and cross-analysis using the IPA and the Kano model, this study assesses the product’s manufacturing and mass production value to reduce actual product development costs and time. Full article
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