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Remanufactured components througn dual re-casting

The overall aim of the prestudy is to develop a new, circular concept where complex cast components with retained high added value can be re-manufactured in many cycles through dual re-casting of functional layers.

A circular business model according to this concept will lead to decreased use of material and energy within the foundry, and increased life-time and reduced energy consumption in the end-user’s applications. Increasing the awareness of re-manufacturing through dual re-casting and its advantages, the component’s performance and economical sustainability will be optimised by using the right material in the right place. In the long run, the concept will form an integrated part in a new service business model for re-manufactured cast components. This will lead to an increased use of cast components in complex applications as well as an optimised resource efficiency throughout the value chain.

This concept is until now never tried, and the aim of the prestudy is therefore to answer two fundamental questions: whether it can be implemented with the use of existing technology or if new technical solutions must be developed; and if it will be long-term exonomically and environmentally sustainable for a selection of chosen products. Two foundries and one supplier of plants for pulp and paper industry take part in the project.


Summary

Project name

ÅSAPÅG

Status

Active

Region

Region Jönköping County

RISE role in project

Project leader

Project start

Duration

8 months

Total budget

650 000 SEK

Partner

Cellwood Machinery, Smålands Stålgjuteri, Österby Gjuteri

Funders

VINNOVA

Coordinators

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production
Åsa Lauenstein

Contact person

Åsa Lauenstein

Senior Researcher

+46 10 228 49 04
asa.lauenstein@ri.se

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