What is Remanufacturing?

According to a report published by the US International Trade Commission, “Remanufacturing is an industrial process that restores end-of-life goods to their original working condition.”

While the US is the world’s largest producer, consumer, and exporter of remanufactured goods, challenges still remain within the industry. Many products are not designed to be remanufactured, so it is the effort of OEMs and contractors to focus on incorporating principles of Design for Remanufacturing as well as provide services that include the adoption of remanufacturing to develop a closed-loop system.

The SIFCO Process® plays an essential role in the remanufacturing industry by restoring critical dimensions and surface properties of worn components back to their OEM requirements.

For capital goods with long lifecycles, remanufacturing with selective plating offers “like-new” functionality. With significantly less production cost and a low environmental impact, the SIFCO Process is used within the remanufacturing industry in the following sectors:

  • Aerospace: landing gear, actuators, and turbine engines
  • Electrical Apparatus: power distribution conductors, transformers, switch gears, and boards
  • Heavy-duty and off-road equipment: diesel engines, bearing journals, and housings
  • Railroad: drive motors and axles
  • Machinery: valves, turbines, and compressors
  • Marine: diesel engine components, pistons, and propeller shafts

The SIFCO Process® is a vital resource when you need to enhance repair, and rebuild your critical components. We partner with you to develop solutions to fulfill your specific application requirements.

SIFCO ASC Surface Treatments:

  • Provide corrosion protection
  • Improve wear resistance
  • Improve solderability or brazing characteristics
  • Decrease electrical contact resistance
  • Prevent galling
  • Serve as bearing surfaces

To learn more about SIFCO’s remanufacturing services, contact your territory sales representative or email us at info@sifcoasc.com.