National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

ReMake

Creating a pipeline of highly skilled green jobs and reduce waste and carbon emissions.

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Overview

The ReMake Glasgow project is developing a first-of-its-kind national ReMake hub within the NMIS Digital Factory. The hub will provide the skills and technologies needed to support ambitious manufacturers of all sizes to adopt circularity and extend the life of products and parts.

The aim is to achieve a 99% reduction in CO2 compared to manufacturing from new through processes such as remanufacturing, refurbishing and repairs.

With under 2% of products manufactured in the UK currently designed and reused in this way, the ReMake hub is set to advance sustainable manufacturing by supporting companies to move towards a circular economy.

Work packages

This investigates the potential of value retention processes for a twin-screw compressor as an end-use case for ReMake technology development within a test bed context. The results from this test bed are anticipated to have relevance for the general manufacturing industry, academia, and beyond.

The work package lead is Calum Hicks, from NMIS who is working in collaboration with Howden as the industry partner.

This investigates the potential of value retention processes for an aircraft wing panel as an end-use case for ReMake technology development within a test bed context. The results from this test bed are anticipated to have relevance for the aviation industry, academia, and beyond.

The work package lead is Ryan Devine, from NMIS who is working in collaboration with Boeing and British Airways Maintenance as the industry partners.

This investigates the potential of value retention processes for a subsea anchor block as an end-use case for ReMake technology development within a test bed context. The results from this test bed are anticipated to have relevance for the offshore hydrocarbon industry, academia, and beyond. The work package lead is Misael Pimentel.

This investigates the potential of value retention processes for a wind turbine yaw gear as an end-use case for ReMake technology development within a test bed context. The results from this test bed are anticipated to have relevance for the wind energy industry, academia, and beyond.

The work package lead is Ashfaq Mohammad, from NMIS who is working in collaboration with SSE Renewable and Renewable Parts Ltd as the industry partners.

This investigates the potential of value retention innovation support packages that would aid organisations adopt ReMake technologies and practices, such as Circular Business Models, LCA, Design and Cost modelling for ReX and exploitable CPD activities. The results are anticipated to have relevance for the general manufacturing industry, aviation industry, hydrocarbon industry, wind energy industry, academia, and beyond.

The work package lead is Daniel McDaid, from NMIS who is working in collaboration with Scottish Institute for Remanufacture and Strathclyde Business School as the project partners.

This investigates the potential of value retention information being supported through accessible data embedded within a developed digital product passport framework and demonstrator, it is conducting the data integration within a digital ReMake framework that would aid organisations adopt ReMake technologies and practices. The results are anticipated to have relevance for the general manufacturing industry, aviation industry, hydrocarbon industry, wind energy industry, academia, and beyond.

The work package lead is John Reilly, from NMIS who is working in collaboration with ATS Global as the industry partner.

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Innovation Accelerator programme

This project is part-funded by the Glasgow City Region Innovation Accelerator programme.

Led by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, the pilot Innovation Accelerator programme is investing £100m in 26 transformative R&D projects to accelerate the growth of three high-potential innovation clusters – Glasgow City Region, Greater Manchester and West Midlands.

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