3D technology is considered a sustainable manufacturing method due to its lower consumption of material and energy, elimination of stock or production on demand, and a significant reduction of carbon emissions.

3D printing allows the reusability of the excess material in the manufacturing process, reduces production times that represent significant energy savings, offers the possibility of manufacturing without molds, eliminates stock, and therefore avoids the need for large storage spaces, and generates less total CO2 than manufacturing large quantities in China and transporting them to Europe.