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Remanufacturing: extending product life

Category: Closing the loop

A car engine sits in an industrial bath as part of the remanufacturing process

The world has limited resources that are rapidly being depleted by human consumption. However, remanufacturing enables a product to be rebuilt, to original specification, using a combination of reused, repaired and new parts, and is the best way of reducing waste. At Strathclyde, we are investigating new reclamation technologies for the remanufacture of combustion engines (pictured) which could see large-scale benefits from new technologies applied to the process.

Entrant: Sascha Ruggaber , Design, Manufacturing And Engineering Management

Copyright: Sascha Ruggaber

Funding: Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Ltd and The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851