To design or redesign is to try to keep it simple by approaching the "just necessary". In this approach, moving towards "the most respectful of the environment" is often perceived or considered, sometimes rightly, as being a constraint limiting the possible options at the end of the design process.
"Eco-design for mechanics" is a document which aims to make mechanical companies aware of this new approach to product design, called "Eco-design", by showing that it can make it possible to broaden the field of possible solutions (new materials, new processes, etc.), to bring important elements of innovation and therefore to be the source of added value.
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