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Remanufacturing is a process of returning a used product to at least the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) performance specification from the customers’ perspective and giving the resultant product a warranty that is at least equal to that of a newly manufactured equivalent. Even though there are many benefits of remanufacturing, there are barriers when it comes to its implementation. There can arise contradictions when dealing with different products, or in different steps during the remanufacturing process. A method to solve contradictions like those is TRIZ, which is a problem-solving method that can resolve technical contradictions.
Rojas, Edward; Exner, Eric; Paudyal, Kundan; Al-Araidah, Omar; and Kremer, Gul Okudan, "A TRIZ-based Tool for Remanufacturing Using Additive Manufacturing: RE-AM-TRIZ" (2020). ASEE North Midwest Section Annual Conference 2020 Poster Presentations. 4.