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Sauerwein, M. (author), Doubrovski, E.L. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is acknowledged for its potential to support sustainable design. In this paper, we explore whether the opportunities that additive manufacturing offers for sustainable design are also useful when designing for a circular economy, and to what extent additive manufacturing can support design...
journal article 2019
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Kane, Grace (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
The framework of design for the circular economy is increasingly used in industry to improve product sustainability and decrease costs, and in academia various models have been developed to guide circular design. However, in the medical sector, although it generates a large amount of waste, application of circular design principles is...
journal article 2018
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Sumter, D.X. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
This paper examines the role of product designers in the transition towards the circular economy. Both scientific and grey literature show remarkable optimism when it comes to role strategic and coordinating role designers could play in this transition process. However, there has been little examination of the actual role and influence designers...
conference paper 2017
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Sauerwein, M. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
Circular product design is a relatively new approach to design suitable strategies to realize circular products. Additive manufacturing (AM) is seen as a promising enabling production process. It has digital and additive characteristics, which makes AM different from conventional production techniques. However, it is yet unclear how this...
conference paper 2017
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Weelden, E (author), Mugge, R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
In the transition towards a circular economy, refurbishment can be applied to regain value from used products, and to reduce waste. Refurbishment is a process in which a professional company collects and restores used products in order to resell these products to new consumers. Building on insights from the remanufacturing literature, this...
journal article 2016
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Balkenende, A.R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
Sustainability of electronic products until recently mainly focused on improving the energy efficiency. Recently, resource efficiency has become of growing importance. Due to the use of relatively small amounts of many valuable and scarce materials, often intimately mixed, the design of electronic products deserves specific attention. From a...
conference paper 2015
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