Towards automated remanufacturing process with additive manufacturing
Nguyen, Keith Wei Liang
Pang, Wee Ching
Tor, Shu Beng
Seet, Gerald Gim Lee
Date of Issue2018
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2018)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
Automated remanufacturing or repair is of great interest in many industries. Most of the current remanufacturing processes are carried out manually, and hence, they are prone to human error, inconsistent in quality, and costly. Several research works have been performed towards achieving an automated remanufacturing process. However, up until now, a fully automated remanufacturing process has not yet been achieved. This may due to some technical limitations in automating the process. Therefore, this paper attempts to review the current state-of-the-art developments of automating the remanufacturing process and aims to provide directions for the future works. A framework that describes the automated remanufacturing process flow is also proposed.
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