Amuse – Sustainability | Environmentally Friendly Custom Parts

Amuse – Sustainability | Environmentally Friendly Custom Parts

Amuse Sustainablity Vertical Farm

Amuse Farm: Our aeroponic farm where plasic parts are made in Amuse 3D

Manufacture environmentally sustainable parts 

Amuse’s core vision of sustainability in manufacturing is not a mere statement. For every part manufactured in our facility, we care about the carbon footprint it leaves and innovative ways of reducing them.

 

All we know is that plastics cannot be eliminated. We do agree that plastic is not environmentally friendly when it is not adequately recycled or reprocessed.  And in most cases, trying to replace plastics with alternative materials significantly increases carbon footprint. How? During manufacturing of alternative materials, factors including production of raw material, logistics, and scraps contribute to the carbon footprint in the Life cycle.

 

We certainly understand the impacts of a carbon footprint on climate change and how quickly we need to scale the green solutions for a sustainable and eco-friendly future.

 

What is our strategy to low carbon footprint?

Our solution is simple – to control the key parameters of the plastic manufacturing process.

We know raw material (RM) and energy used creates the products and the by-products produced. Optimal usage of RM and energy will ensure a significant drop in the carbon footprint in the manufacturing process (Cradle to gate). What is more? We observed indirect positive implications such as low fuel consumption, lightweight, performance, etc., (Cradle to grave)

 

All told, figuring out the optimal process to achieve sustainability is not as easy as we think. Thus, we simplified and developed the whole data system into a simple Amuse Index (AI) metric. What is an Amuse Index?  Amuse Index is a comprehensive ratio that takes RM input and output, Energy input and output into consideration to help leverage for achieving a low carbon footprint. 

 

Custom plastic parts are created using a mix of recycled and virgin materials. By this, we mean that the part you purchase is made of recycled plastic or new material that has been formed into a shape and then cured to form a solid object.


Our Farm : For a long time, We’ve always wanted to focus on achieving something with higher productivity at a lesser cost. For us, it was like connecting the dots. After all, we created a new business, “Amuse Hinnova Agri Private Limited “It was arduous, but we love challenges that create new opportunities. With better technology and cost-cutting techniques, we strive towards Amuse Hinnova becoming the biggest Chennai vertical hydroponic farm. Presently, with the produce of 3.5 Tons in a small footprint area.

The best part is all plastic parts and relevant accessories are manufactured in Amuse. Thus, we’d manage our CAPEX low. Our distribution channel is B2B, and we are marking our online presence soon.

 There are OEM companies that support us with reprocessed RM at a lower cost, making it an excellent choice for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

Amuse is committed to reducing our environmental impact through environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. As a result, whenever possible, we use recycled plastic and virgin materials. We also make an effort to reduce waste during the manufacturing process by reusing scrap materials rather than discarding them. 

The simplified illustration for understanding the AI below

 

How Amuse Index(AI) impacts?

 Meeting our electricity demandLeveraging Solar PV energy sources for our operations.

 

Our Rooftop Solar Panel Facility 

Our maximum electricity demand is fulfilled by our 12KW rooftop Solar PV installation. This leverage has helped us in meeting HVAC demand, machine operations, and other office utilities demand. Besides, the solar system is PLC controlled and could vary controls over off-grid and on-grid based on demands.  

 

System split: 6 KW – Ongrid, 6 KW – Offgrid

 

Solar heating: Solar Concentrated evacuated tubes

 

Does this mean we have clean energy resources to achieve sustainability? To an extent yes, because when you consider the life cycle of solar panels it’s logistic while installation. It consumes and emits a degree of CO2 equivalent. Amortization will ensure the CO2 equivalent consumption is significantly less than leveraging electricity from fossil fuels.

 

Raw Material Design optimization techniques including topology optimization; recycling, reusing the waste RM.

Because of various manufacturability constraints, many products end with huge materials than they needed. With our expertise, we sit with a cross-functional application team aimed at reducing RM at the source without affecting the performance. In this way, we have significant cost savings over direct material costs. Also, this practice proportionally cuts waste in the end.

 Clamps -> Weight Reduction 

Recycling and reuse practices:

 

–        We reprocess by grinding the huge portions of RM waste to feed them with plastic injection; this practice has been widely followed in the injection molding industry.

–        We make products with reprocessed waste raw material that aids sustainability. One of them is the self-watering plant pot shown below. 

Does 3D printing have an impact on the environment

Amuse Responsibility Towards Environment      

  HP MJF 3D PRINTING: HP 3D PA12 High Recyclability.

HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Post Processing at Amuse integrated factory

HP MJF 3D Post Processing Station at Amuse 3D Factory

Amuse 3D, a forward-thinking entity in the 3D printing arena, has adeptly harnessed the advanced capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology to set a new benchmark in sustainable manufacturing. The HP MJF technology is renowned for its high refresh rate of 80/20, a crucial factor that significantly contributes to sustainability in the additive manufacturing process. This refresh rate denotes the efficient use of material where 80% of the powder can be reused, while only 20% needs to be refreshed with new material for each print cycle. 

 

This efficient material usage minimizes waste and ensures a more environmentally friendly production cycle, addressing one of the most pressing issues in traditional manufacturing processes – excessive waste and high carbon footprint. By integrating HP’s MJF technology, Amuse 3D not only achieves high-quality, precise prints but also aligns with the global agenda for sustainable development. The technology’s ability to produce durable and functional parts with minimal waste exemplifies how Amuse 3D is leveraging cutting-edge technology to pave the way for a greener future in the manufacturing industry. This strategic move not only enhances their operational efficiency but also positions Amuse 3D as a responsible player in the global market, committed to reducing environmental impact through innovative technological adoption. 

 

Above all, we are the best MJF 3D printing company in India for serial production parts.

 

We use minimal water every time

 

Consistency and compounding is a powerful mantra. Water scarcity is real and it’s evident. Thus, we worked collaboratively with the Earth Fokus team for their sustainability and their product development. We felt and experimented with the products we developed.It’s just not us, a lot of industries like Google, Wipro, and Royal Enfield have implemented and have saved more than 85% of water annually and a cost of 70% contributing to 2 lakhs per Annum saved.

 

Closing Thoughts

 

We are working to set up a factory for manufacturing OEM products at the lowest carbon footprint in the industry. Our Amuse Index (AI) tool will help us attain our goal of being the best sustainable manufacturing service provider in the world.

 We make strategies that hugely help to minimize emissions contribution from energy and raw material. More than scientific advancement we want to bring responsible and sustainable manufacturing to you.


We hope this white paper/blog has provided you with some ideas about sustainability in manufacturing.

 

We offer custom plastic parts that fit your needs and specifications, so you’ll receive high-quality products every time!

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