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17
May

Can composites be remanufactured?

As we strive towards a circular economy and look for opportunities for remanufacturing and material reuse, Dr David Paterson discusses the potential for composite materials, asking the question; Can composites be remanufactured? Where are composites used? Composites offer significant strength to weight ratio when compared to some alloys and metals and therefore are ideally suited… Read more »

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06
Apr

Industry 4.0: beyond digitalisation and towards greater circularity

David Stewart from HSSMI tells us about the future of remanufacturing and industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 is regarded by many as the promise of a fourth industrial revolution. Given how radical the first 3 revolutions have been in shaping our existence (the first being steam; the second, mass manufacture; and third, automation), the fourth instalment… Read more »

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07
Feb

Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing –  News from BSI’s TDW/4/7 committee

British Standard’s TDW/4/7 committee is delighted to be given the opportunity by SIR to update you on its activities, standards and work programme. The committee is looking forward to another busy year of events and meetings based around our BS 8887 series of standards – Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE). BS… Read more »

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22
Nov

BLOG – Adding value to remanufacturing through Reverse Logistics

By Dr Stavros Kamperidis, Heriot Watt University In Scotland, around 135,540 tonnes of WEEE is generated each year. In terms of unit numbers, small WEEE like household appliances, mobile phones and computers represent a larger volume of goods but a lower reuse/recycling rate than the larger WEEE items such as white goods and televisions.  Small… Read more »

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14
Sep

BLOG – Furniture Remanufacture

Paul Kerlaff from Napier University provides a thought provoking insight into design for reuse in furniture Drivers towards Design for Re-Use The history of chairs is in many ways the history of sitting. In his 2016 book Now I Sit Me Down, American architectural critic Witold Rybczynski describes how the humble wooden rocker represents a… Read more »

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26
Jul

BLOG – Does waste management legislation apply to you?

Lorna Walker from SEPA talks about remanufacturing and whether waste legislation applies So – your company takes back end of life equipment and breathes new life into it, through a rigorous process of testing, cleaning, dismantling and retesting.  That’s fantastic!  Exactly what we need to see more of if our economy is to become more… Read more »

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