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Join representatives from the remanufacturing industry and our guestsat the Materials Science & Technology 2014 conference in Pittsburgh, PA on October 12-16. The conference covers many materials and processing topics, and RIC has organized a symposium on Materials Technology Aspects in Product Remanufacturing for Monday October 13 (view the list of presentations and speakers in our Reman Session).
By organizing these presentations at a premier technical conference, we hope to raise the awareness of and gain recognition for remanufacturing in the technical community. Speakers will include representatives of RIC member companies as well as invited guests from leading academic institutions. We hope you will join us and lend your support for our event.
For more information, please visit the MS&T14 website.
Remanufacturing is a comprehensive and rigorous industrial process by which a previously sold, worn, or non-functional product or component is returned to a “like-new” or “better-than-new” condition and warranted in performance level and quality.
Remanufacturing is not the same as “recycling” or “repairing”.
Some of the most commonly remanufactured product categories are:
The US is the world’s largest producer, consumer and exporter of remanufactured products. In its 2012 report, the U.S. International Trade Commission identified two major barriers to growth for the remanufacturing industry: (i) the lack of a commonly accepted definition of remanufacturing, and (ii) the absence of standards for the remanufacturing process (Remanufactured Goods: An Overview of the U.S. and Global Industries, Markets, and Trade. U.S. International Trade Commission, October 2012).
RIC has achieved ANSI accreditation as a standards developer, and has begun development of a standard for the process of remanufacturing that will address both of these deficiencies and promote the understanding and credibility of the remanufacturing industry. For additional information on this initiative and how to contribute to this standard, please check back for current information or use our Contact Us page to send a message.