Title: An approach for agile planning of disassembly and recycling of complex products

Authors: Felix Klier; Alain Pfouga; Stefan Rulhoff; Josip Stjepandić

Addresses: PROSTEP AG, Dolivostrasse 11, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany ' PROSTEP AG, Dolivostrasse 11, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany ' PROSTEP AG, Dolivostrasse 11, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany ' PROSTEP AG, Dolivostrasse 11, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Abstract: Manufacturing companies nowadays are more than ever compelled to adapt to the challenges of constantly changing conditions in the product creation process. The exchange of digital data and data processing are pre-requisites for improvements of agility from initial idea to disassembly and recycling. The 3D PDF format offers not only the ability to visualise 3D data without installing or licensing a CAD system, but also allows the data to be dynamically adjusted, commented and animated in a template container. In this paper, a concept for the use of 3D PDF is presented regarding a defined workflow for disassembly and recycling within the product creation process. After having identified a distinctive field of studies with the help of the model, it is to work out a new use case. Later in the paper, a workflow is developed and finally a prototypical example of the 3D PDF document is implemented.

Keywords: disassembly; recycling; design for X; sustainability; product creation process; 3D PDF.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2017.088535

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2017 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.250 - 270

Received: 07 Dec 2016
Accepted: 22 Jul 2017

Published online: 01 Dec 2017 *

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