Remanufacturing has become a major aspect of life cycle engineering. Methodologies have been proposed on the optimal ways to disassemble a product in terms of sequence planning and hierarchical modular modelling. New technologies, e.g., the use of smart materials, have enabled fasteners to be removed simultaneously, improving the disassembly efficiency. This paper reviews the advantages, limitations and applications of these methodologies and technologies which can be incorporated at the beginning of the product design stage to facilitate disassembly. A conceptual framework will be discussed to illustrate the integration of methodology, technology and human factors to further enhance the disassembly process. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Soh, S. L., Ong, S. K., & Nee, A. Y. C. (2014). Design for disassembly for remanufacturing: Methodology and technology. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 15, pp. 407–412). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.06.053