Environmentally Benign Manufacturing: Trends in Europe, Japan, and the USA

Dave Allen, Diana Bauer, Bert Bras, Tim Gutowski, Cindy Murphy, Tom Piwonka, Paul Sheng, John Sutherland, Deborah Thurston, Egon Wolff

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In this paper, findings of the Panel for International Assessment of Environmentally Benign Manufacturing Technologies, sponsored by the United States National Science Foundation, are discussed. The mission of this interdisciplinary panel was to assess the international state-of-the-art in Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM), and to identify priorities and collaborative opportunities. Over 50 sites in Japan, Europe and the United States were visited over the course of the yearlong study. This paper focuses on some global trends that were observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2001
Event6th Design fro Manufacturing Conference - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2001Sep 12 2001


Other6th Design fro Manufacturing Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA


  • Design for environment
  • Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM)
  • Environmentally conscious design and manufacturing (ECDM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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