Nexa3D underlines its commitment to sustainable development with a reforestation effort
VENTURA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexa3D, America’s leading manufacturer of ultra-fast 3D printers for industrial applications, today announced its partnership with ForestNation, a provider of products and services to help reforest the Earth and generate sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. development. The partnership focuses on the development of the Nexa3D forest in Tanzania.
The Nexa3D forest started with 10 trees planted for each Nexa3D team member currently employed. This initial total of 1,070 trees was planted at the end of April. The next step will be to plant trees for each 3D printer sold, as Nexa3D calculates and offsets its own emissions.
For every XiP desktop 3D printer sold, the Nexa3D forest will grow by 10 trees. On the industrial side, each NXE 400, NXE 200 and NXD 200 will produce 20 trees per printer sold.
“With 3D printer placements doubling every year and more new products launching in 2022 than ever before, we expect the Nexa3D forest to grow rapidly,” said Avi Reichental, Co-Founder, President and CEO. from Nexa3D. “Unfortunately, there is too much focus on the number of seedlings planted and too little time spent on how to keep trees alive in the long term or working with local communities. And not enough emphasis is placed on how different types of forests sequester vastly different amounts of carbon. At Nexa3D, we are committed to digitizing the global supply chain in a sustainable way and taking thoughtful action knowing that it takes a whole village to have a meaningful and lasting impact. »
So far, the Nexa3D forest is expected to generate 107 tons of oxygen per year and absorb 26.75 tons of CO2 per year. These numbers are all expected to grow exponentially as sales continue for the busy business, adding more oxygen to the atmosphere and sustainable resources and jobs in Tanzania. Follow the progress of the Nexa3D forest here.
Tanzania has suffered heavy deforestation, ruining not only the land but also the livelihoods of many people. ForestNation aims to counter this destruction in several ways: by providing families with seedlings to plant on their farms for future fruit, medicine and oil; inspiring tourism with greener landscapes; educate students by growing trees in school backyards; and providing jobs and income, to name but a few of its objectives.
Women in particular have seen limited opportunities in Tanzania. ForestNation is responding by employing up to 200 women year-round and 800 seasonally, or 80-90% of the staff employed by the project.
“In addition to sustainability, Nexa3D invests significantly in diversity, equity and inclusion,” added Sarah Goehrke, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Ecosystems at Nexa3D and Head of DEI at Women in 3D Printing. “ForestNation’s focus on opportunities and employment for marginalized communities aligns with our own company values, which is another reason we decided to partner with this organization. As we operate guided by our values, we find the greatest opportunity to partner with like-minded teams working toward tangible environmental and community impact. We are always looking for potential partners to advance our vision of a more sustainable and inclusive AM industry and world.
ForestNation estimates, based on five-year projected data from trees planted in 2019-2020, that growing 100 mature fruit trees will generate $173 in grower revenue and 10 tons of oxygen per year. As the manufacturing industry is a major contributor to carbon emissions, it is essential that businesses take action to offset this impact, and ForestNation provides opportunities to do so. From seedlings to long-term sustainability, cutting-edge initiatives focused on a more sustainable future require both intention and attention to thrive with achievable results.
Nexa3D is passionate about sustainably digitize the supply chain. The company manufactures ultra-fast polymer 3D printers that deliver a 20x productivity advantage, affordable for professionals and businesses of all sizes. Partnerships with world-class material suppliers unlock the full potential of additively manufactured polymers for mass production. Automated software tools optimize the entire production cycle using process interaction algorithms that ensure part performance and production consistency, while reducing waste, energy and footprint carbon.
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