Int. J. of Global Warming   »   2016 Vol.9, No.2

 

 

Title: Sustainable manufacturing and its application in machining processes: a review

 

Authors: Amirmohammad Ghandehariun; Yousef Nazzal; Hossam Kishawy

 

Addresses:
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, L1H 7K4, Canada
Faculty of Science, King Saud University, PO Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, L1H 7K4, Canada

 

Abstract: Consumption of natural resources and the pollution consequential to the life of technical products have caused major environmental concerns. Sustainable development in manufacturing industries offers a way for them to not only reduce the environmental impacts, but also improve the economic and social performance. A review of the literature on sustainability in manufacturing systems and processes is provided in this paper. This paper also presents a more detailed investigation of sustainability in machining. Environmental impacts of the machining system are evaluated and modern machining techniques for improving the sustainability performance of the process are presented. Finally, an analysis of the cutting process using thermodynamic concepts is provided. The ideas described in this paper facilitate achieving the objectives of sustainable development in manufacturing.

 

Keywords: sustainability; sustainable development; environmentally-friendly manufacturing; sustainable machining; exergy analysis; exergy efficiency; metal cutting; optimisation; sustainable manufacturing; literature review; environmental impact; thermodynamics.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJGW.2016.074955

 

Int. J. of Global Warming, 2016 Vol.9, No.2, pp.198 - 228

 

Available online: 26 Feb 2016

 

 

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