Status
Completed
Material Class
Metals
specific materials
18-02-DE-04

Design for Remanufacturing

NODE
Technical Thrust
Systems Analysis & Integration
Design for Re-X Metrics & Assessment Frameworks
About

This project is focused on working directly with remanufacturing industry leaders to create a set of pragmatic “design for remanufacturing” rules that would allow design engineers to integrate remanufacturing considerations in their component and part designs and pave the way for integration of these design rules across various engineering tools and CAD platforms currently in use to enable improvement in component and part manufacturability.

These design rules will be verified on existing parts and CAD file(s) provided by the industrial partner to identify potential changes to improve the part manufacturability.  Integration of manufacturability into the design paradigm is expected to enable an increase in remanufacturing contributing to an annual energy saving of about 50 PJ and an annual emission reduction of 3.6 million MT of CO2-eq.

project Members
Remanufacturing industries council logo
Caterpillar inc logo
Rochester institute of technology logo

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