Active Disassembly and Nokia on

A write up from my work with Nokia. I seem to have missed this article then. The whole piece can be found here.

Directly from the piece: ARIEL SCHWARTZ | 03-14-2011

Design for Disassembly

As a detoxification strategy, design for disassembly is concerned primarily with disassembling computers and cell phones easily into their component parts in order to ensure that heavy metals do not end up in landfills.

Active disassembly is a method of disassembling products into their separate components by creating gadgets that can break apart just by being exposed to heat or magnetism. It allows for a clean, nondestructive, quick and efficient method of component separation. This saves money, and the materials can be recovered more efficiently.

Utilizing active disassembly, Nokia has created a prototype of a cell phone that dissembles itself in two seconds. Today, most cell phones and other small electronics are shredded instead of taken apart for recycling, because the disassembly time is too expensive for the amount of material reclaimed.


The Journal of Remanufacturing

This Springer Journal is accepting papers for review.

The Journal of Remanufacturing is a new academic journal dedicated to the topic areas around Remanufacturing.

See: About the Journal of Remanufacturing for details!

AD concept animations

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