Every second Wednesday, the Circular Industries Talks are organised at the Circular Industries Hub. This edition, Jenny Coenen, lector Smart Sustainable Manufacturing at the Haagse Hogeschool, presented about her research into manufacturing in her talk, titled: Can We Fix It? Lessons from a Learning Factory. Curious for more? Take a look at the recording at the bottom of this page.
Insights from the Circular Manufacturing Shopfloor
Manufacturing companies see themselves faced with upcoming new legislation about Right-to-Repair, Repairability Index, Extended Producer Responsibility. Also, many of them want to move forward towards more circular propositions. But with many companies still struggling to embrace and unlock the full potential of digitalization on their shopfloor, circularity brings quite a few new challenges and open-ended questions.
With many companies still struggling to embrace and unlock the full potential of digitalization on their shopfloor, circularity brings quite a few new challenges and open-ended questions.
The RE/manufacturing lab of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is currently being developed as a ‘learning factory’ to develop capabilities for cost-efficient and safe remanufacturing work, starting with disassembly operations. This talk contributes to the understanding of how disassemblability of products differs for manual vs. automatic processes; the feasibility of realizing economic value by smart disassembly; and gives a first glimpse on what the possible impact on Design-for-Disassembly Guidelines might be. This is based on our preliminary results with a disassembly cobot (DisCoBot).
Curious about the whole story? Listen to Jenny Coenen in the Circular Industries talks.
The Circular Industries talks
The goal of the Circular Industries talks is to share knowledge across Leiden, Delft and Erasmus and to complement and deepen the knowledge already available within the Circular Industries Hub. The talks are organized on Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00. The talks are online (Microsoft Teams).