In collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology, RIC has developed the following Short Courses:
Remanufacturing is a key component in the Circular Economy because it reduces raw material and energy usage as well as carbon emissions because it gives worn-out products additional useful lives rather than going to the landfill. Remanufacturing is a process where the product, at the end of its useful life, is disassembled, cleaned, inspected, reassembled with any worn out part either being refurbished or replaced and tested to ensure performance either equal to or better than the original product. Often times, expensive components in the remanufacturing process are refurbished using additive manufacturing techniques. This class will discuss various additive manufacturing techniques including flame spraying, cold spray 3D printing and additive and subtractive laser deposition techniques and how they can be used to refurbish components
Component cleaning is an important process in remanufacturing, and at times could be one of the more expensive as well because of the cleaning times required, the need to clean a component multiple times, the chemicals used or the disposal costs. New cleaning processes and chemicals are available to reduce the cost of cleaning. This class will first review the cleaning process and then discuss how advanced cleaning processes can reduce the cost of cleaning.