Getting started in remanufacturing

Anything and everything about remanufacturing is good for me.

Remanufacturing for products other than electronics/tools.

Other original remanufactured products that we never see before
B2C remanufactured products

Remanufacturing and the threat of Electric Vehicles.

Additive mfg

Deeper dive on how cameras can aid core sorting, prior to machining.

For example:
If we are currently using a quick visual pre-inspection for depth of scratches - and our fallout on "non clean up" after machining is 20%...
...Is there a way to incorporate a low cost reliable way to sort with a camera (or other device that was mentioned today) to improve the machining yield?

International laws and regulations that potentially impede reman applications. For example some countries do not allow for importation of core material.

Lessons Learned on introducing reman to potential customers

A series of webinars on cleaning, starting with the basic technologies and basic cleanliness requirements. The series could then progress to state of the art future technologies, and also how to approach the different levels/categories of cleaning, from dirty cores all the way to ultra clean and precise levels.

The end of the webinar series could be a selection matrix.....inputs could be "how dirty", "what type of contaminants", and "how clean do they need to be", and the attendees of the series could use the output as a starting point.

Latest industry trends



EHLA process.
Melt pool monitoring of laser cladding and commercial analysis softwares used in industries to simulate the laser cladding process.

Reman, Electronics Reman, PCB Board Reman.

Thermal spray, Cold Spray, industry experience and case studies

I am going to be bias as I work in this industry but topics specific to turbo machinery.

How to decide the specifics on selecting a technology and a machine, based on my specific needs (parts repair, not making complete parts. I am looking at a combination of materials, flexibility to process different parts, how to estimate the costs of repairs, experiences on repair by additive versus running conventional machines....i.e. safety, unique process requirements, power consumption, etc.

Barriers to remanufacturing (tmw)

I would like an in depth study, maybe with a few case studies, on determining if additive manufacturing is warranted to bring into a company that does not currently utilize it. This would include determining what additive manufacturing is specifically warranted for an issue/product/application, machine/company selection and ROI. Basically a How-To on building a case for additive manufacturing.

Also, a webinar about validation testing/options for additive manufacturing. I get this can be very case specific, but seeing how a few companies have done this, or approached it, I think would be very beneficial.

How the military are employing additive

Deeper dive into the technologies, real world applications and examples showing how they selected a certain process for the reclamation of a part.
Breakdown of how much it costs to produce a part with the 3D metal printing, factoring in quality of component structure, time using machine, and material cost.
Explanation how to select a machine or material that's right for a business.
Best practices of part types/area to avoid reclaim.