Remanufacturing, the process of taking a product at the end of use, disassembling it, cleaning it and putting it together as the same or a different good as new product, is a well-established process in key sectors such as automotive and aerospace to save money and resources.
However, with the urge to meet net-zero carbon targets for 2050, this practice is now not just financially beneficial but is seen as a key part of circular economy thinking along with recycling, reuse, and refurbishment across engineering sectors.
This event will cover the current developments in remanufacturing, emphasised by case studies from across established sectors including automotive, heavy-duty, off-highway, aerospace and rail as well as sharing pioneering end of life initiatives in new technologies including batteries, fuel cells and wind turbines.
Don't miss this chance to learn from leading engineers and understand how your organisation can extend the lifespan of your engineering assets, maximise budgets and contribute to your Net-Zero strategy.
Key speakers include:
- Scott Mitchell, Engineering Manager (Design), Caterpillar Defense
- Sara Ridley, Project Director, Autocraft Solutions Group
- Abishek Ramesh, UK National Contact Point (Horizon Europe) & Global Innovation Lead - Advanced Manufacturing, Innovate UK
- Carmen Sánchez Sabugo, Environmental Programme Manager (OMME2), Airbus
Why you need to attend:
- Gain an understanding of where remanufacturing fits into the circular economy strategy, the standards being implemented and the benefits for your business
- Hear how leading engineering organisations are incorporating remanufacturing and recycling pathways into their practices to take ideas back to your organisation
- Understand plans for value retention for electric vehicle batteries to support the EV market
- Discover developments in remanufacturing cleaning and disassembly robotics for a more efficient operation
- Network with OEMs, remanufacturers, research organisations to retain the most value out of your end-of-life products
Key topics include:
- Airbus share their work on carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) end-of-life in aerospace
- Learn about ensuring value retention of used e-machines and drives from Ricardo
- Autocraft Solutions Group share an update on electric vehicle battery recycling and remanufacturing from the project RECOVAS
- Learn about plans to rethink wind turbine blade end-of-life from the NCC
WHAT OUR SPEAKERS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO:
||"The move to a low-carbon and clean economy is critical to environmental health,
sustainability and there is no bigger challenge! Engineers can change the world
for the better, and the reduction of waste and materials is critical to this work. If
we can find ways to use, reuse and remanufacture, there will be commercial
advantages for those adopters, and potentially a significant improvement in the
cost base for these essential technologies such as electric machines and drives."
Stuart Bradley, Head of PEMD, Automotive, Rail, Marine and Renewables, Ricardo
|"Collaborative robots have the potential to positively disrupt disassembly for remanufacturing at a shop floor level as much of this activity is still done manually. The variability in the quality and quantity of core into this sector means that flexible solutions are needed and collaborate robots offer a solution to this. In parallel I expect developments in machine learning will allow automated systems to adapt to variable core and environmental conditions. Using similar methods but focused on the speed-safety trade off that currently exists, the line between industrial and collaborate robots will blur increasing capacity and capability of the remanufacturing business."
Mairi Kerin, Technical Officer – Robotics and industrial automation, University of Birmingham
We are keen to return to in-person events and enjoy the benefits of connecting face to face. Whilst Covid-19 continues to circulate in the UK, we are taking steps to keep event participants as safe as possible. You can attend IMechE events with the confidence that the following safety measures will be in place:
Attendees are requested to maintain a distance of 1m+ from each other. Where possible, room layouts and seating will be arranged to facilitate this.
Masks / facecoverings
The wearing of masks/face coverings is encouraged (although not compulsory), unless satisfactory social distancing, ventilation or air sterilisation is not possible, in which case it will be compulsory.
Attendees are requested to undertake a Covid test (lateral flow or PCR) a maximum of 24 hours prior to the start of the event/meeting.
Ventilation and air sterilisation
Where possible, rooms will be well ventilated or fitted with air sterilisers to significantly reduce the risk of transmission.
Where possible, catering will be provided in such a format as to facilitate social distancing.