Design for Remanufacturing

Save on life-cycle costs

For companies that analyze and calculate total life cycle costs, design for remanufacturing is a critical component of the design criteria and gate process. Companies that do not calculate total life cycle costs run the risk of making a short term decision on piece part cost and in the end pay the total life cycle costs that far outweigh the piece part savings because the part could not be or is very difficult and expensive to remanufacture. This scenario leads to significant aftermarket service costs that could have been avoided by identifying and implementing critical aspects important to electronics remanufacturing up front in the original design of a part.

ERC offers these services to manufacturers in the early gate development process of new product development. ERC can preview a prototype design part or drawing and recommend or verify critical aspects of the design that would minimize remanufacturing costs.