GIS is home to RIT’s 12,000-ft2 remanufacturing testbed. It is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including semi-automated workstations, to help our industry partners test, validate, and de-risk their investment in remanufacturing. The testbed can simulate the entire remanufacturing process, including cleaning, additive repair, nondestructive inspection, electronic testing and repair, automated core identification, and disassembly and assembly.
The RIT Remanufacturing Testbed is where innovation and opportunities in reman—new technologies, applications, products, services, and processes—can be initiated, thought through, and rigorously tested to determine their usefulness and viability before coming to market. View videos of some of our equipment and technologies here.
We are an international leader driving remanufacturing and resource recovery innovation. This testbed offers various capabilities to fit your needs, including:
We assess cost-efficiencies and environmental impacts for end-of-life product or component evaluation.
Design for remanufacturing:
We improve process cost effectiveness through design tools and methods.
We evaluate existing cleaning processes and technologies and develop new ones.
Core or part condition assessment:
We test and validate non-destructive inspection and analytical techniques.
Additive-repair technologies for material restoration:
We evaluate a diversity of parts, materials, and processes.
We develop rapid functional tests and improved condition-assessment methodologies.
Reverse engineering and additive manufacturing:
We research and test methods for component replacement and fixturing.
We explore uses of data and process automation to improve operational efficiency.
Equipment and Technologies
Our one-of-a-kind remanufacturing testbed offers production scale facilities, equipment, and technologies capable of furthering key remanufacturing processes. To accomplish this, we offer a state-of-the-art lineup of equipment and technology, including:
Ultrasonic inspection equipment
Fluorescent penetrant inspection equipment
Magnetic-particle inspection (MPI) system
Optical and laser-based dimensional inspection system