Title: Proof of concept of an elastomer based fastener enabling rapid disassembly
Authors: Van den Bossche, Wannes
Peeters, Jef
Devoldere, Tom
Duflou, Joost
Dewulf, Wim
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Host Document: 21st CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering vol:15 issue:2014 pages:234-238
Conference: Conference on Life Cycle Engineering edition:15 location:Trondheim date:18-20 June 2014
Abstract: Cost efficient disassembly operations require the simultaneous release of multiple fasteners without the need to identify the location of every individual fastener. Despite the availability of a number of Active Disassembly concepts which offer significant potential to make systematic product disassembly economically viable, the stage of mass industrial implementation has not yet been reached. A novel fastener concept has been developed in an attempt to overcome some of the barriers that impede implementation of Active Disassembly in electronic consumer products. This fastener concept is based on the mechanical properties of elastomer materials and is triggered by an external force applied on the product housing
ISSN: 2212-8271
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Statistics Section
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken

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