Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be CANCELLING the seminar ‘Remanufacturing processes” due to take place at the MTC in Coventry on 22nd March.
At this stage we have no current plans to run the event at a later date.
We apologise for the short notice, and any inconvenience caused by this change.
Remanufacturing is already well-established across many engineering industries in order to save money and resources. With the need to meet net-zero carbon targets in 2050, the process is now a critical part of a company's strategy, despite the growing complexity involved in the reuse, recycling and remanufacture of legacy and cutting-edge engineering products.
This seminar will provide a clear and detailed look at the latest developments from across the UK and further afield and their contributions to circular economy and net-zero strategies. Topics will include the latest industry standards and best practice, innovative techniques that are enabling enhanced capabilities and case studies of how organisations are tackling the remanufacture of new technologies, such as electric vehicle batteries and wind turbine blades.
Presentations will feature technical details and case studies insights of recent projects, with lessons learned from the automotive, heavy-duty, off-highway, power, and aerospace rail industries that can be applied to other sectors.
Attendees will have the chance to ask pressing questions during proceedings and join discussions in dedicated networking breaks to understand how to maximise the value of their organisation's assets.
Book your place to join and become a part of the nationwide discussions at the Manufacturing Technology Centre this March.
Key topics include:
- Learn about the latest industry standards, how to retain value and considerations for the design stage, with input from Oakdene Hollins and British Standards Institution
- Take away best practice and lessons learned from organisations with well-established processes, including Caterpillar Defense and Spiralweld
- Hear about innovations including disassembly robots and adaptive lasers, with presentations from University of Birmingham, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and Manufacturing Technology Centre
- Find out how companies are remanufacturing new components, such as EV batteries, novel materials, wind turbine blades and more, with insights from Ricardo, Airbus, National Composities Centre and Autocraft Solutions Group
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.