ReDesign: design for reassembly

This paper was presented in a low carbon manner, via teleconferencing at the IASDR Conference in Hong Kong in November 2007. The paper investigates the notion of designing for the innovative reuse of existing components within highly agile manufacturing systems, or what has been called ‘redesign’, outlining the basis of a sustainable design methodology which utilises devices such as information and communication technology (ICT), rapid manufacturing and component reuse to encourage ‘dematerialisation’, or a net reduction in material consumption, in society.

Author: Mark Richardson, MONASH UNIVERSITY, Nov. 2007

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