Use of active disassembly technology to improve remanufacturing productivity: automotive application

Joseph Chiodo, Winifred Ijomah

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Abstract

Sustainable production approaches are critical because of the traditional link
between environmental degradation and profit in manufacturing.
Remanufacturing, a process of returning a used product to original performance specification from the customers’ perspectives with at least “as new” product warranty, is a strategy to break the link between environmental degradation and profit in manufacturing. Remanufacturing can be a profitable practice but is commonly poorly understood because of its relative novelty. If designed at the outset, Active Disassembly enables rapid non-destructive selfdisassembly at End-of-Life and reduces component damage to increase remanufacturing productivity. This paper explains the potential of ‘Active Disassembly’ (AD) and Design for Remanufacture to enhance remanufacturing profitability and reduced environmental impacts, and proposes further research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacture
Early online date9 Mar 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • remanufacturing
  • active disassembly
  • electronic products
  • remanufacturing productivity
  • DFRem
  • ADSM
  • AD-IL
  • AD, IL
  • interstitial layer
  • disassembly
  • productivity
  • active disassembly technology
  • automotive application

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