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Main Title: Sustainable technologies for thick metal plate welding
Author(s): Sproesser, Gunther
Chang, Ya-Ju
Pittner, Andreas
Finkbeiner, Matthias
Rethmeier, Michael
Type: Book Part
Language Code: en
Is Part Of: 10.1007/978-3-319-48514-0
Abstract: Welding is the most important joining technology. In the steel construction industry, e.g. production of windmill sections, welding accounts for a main part of the manufacturing costs and resource consumption. Moreover, social issues attached to welding involve working in dangerous environments. This aspect has unfortunately been neglected so far, in light of a predominant focus on economics combined with a lack of suitable assessment methods. In this chapter, exemplary welding processes are presented that reduce the environmental and social impacts of thick metal plate welding. Social and environmental Life Cycle Assessments for a thick metal plate joint are conducted for the purpose of expressing and analysing the social and environmental impacts of welding. Furthermore, it is shown that state-of-the-art technologies like Gas Metal Arc Welding with modified spray arcs and Laser Arc-Hybrid Welding serve to increase social and environmental performance in contrast to common technologies, and therefore offer great potential for sustainable manufacturing.
Issue Date: 2017
Date Available: 29-Aug-2017
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
Subject(s): life cycle assessment
arc welding
laser arc-hybrid welding
resource efficiency
social life cycle assessment
human health
Book Title: Sustainable manufacturing : challenges, solutions and implementation perspectives
Editor: Stark, Rainer
Seliger, Günther
Bonvoisin, Jérémy
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: Cham
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48514-0_5
Page Start: 71
Page End: 84
Series: Sustainable production, life cycle engineering and management
EISSN: 2194-055X
ISBN: 978-3-319-48514-0
ISSN: 2194-0541
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