A sustainable remanufacturing solution. In the pursuit of a Circular Economy, remanufacturing plays a crucial role in extending product lifespans, generating employment opportunities and revenue streams, while simultaneously reducing waste, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. However, successful remanufacturing implementation within an industrial value chain, or more accurately, value cycle, faces significant challenges related to process optimization, design considerations, and business model adaptation.
To address these challenges, RESTORE will introduce sustainable by design remanufacturing processes and materials, alongside supporting tools for the digitization of the remanufacturing ecosystem or value chain. RESTORE focuses on advancing promising state-of-the-art cladding technologies, including laser direct energy deposition (DED) and plasma transfer arc (PTA), tailored for sustainable remanufacturing applications. To enhance deposition rates for large-scale applications, the project aims to develop a novel hybrid process combining DED and PTA.

Project Goals

In the realm of digitization, the project will develop the RESTORE platform, which will provide a suite of digital technologies and tools. These include:

  • Process automation: Digital technologies to enhance automation and streamline remanufacturing processes.
  • Recipe book and simulation tools: Tools for product and process optimization, utilizing recipe books and simulation capabilities.
  • Decision support framework: A framework to guide remanufacturing decisions based on data-driven insights.
  • Blockchain-enabled digital product passport: A digital passport utilizing blockchain technology to track and trace remanufactured products throughout their lifecycle.
  • Digital marketplace: A platform to connect remanufacturers with potential buyers.
  • Business model templates: Templates to support the development of innovative remanufacturing business models.
  • Collaborative spaces: Virtual spaces for collaboration among all relevant stakeholders in the remanufacturing domain.

VMAP Related Developments

The projects plans to extend the VMAP Standard for manufacturing simulations in domains like, railway axle, ship propellers and continuous  casting rolls.

Project Time Schedule

January 2024 - December 2027

Project Partners

Restore Project Partners

Project Funding

The Project is being funded under the 'HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space' Call. The grant agreement ID for the project is 101138775.

External Links

Restore Project Website