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Information Model for Disassembly for Reuse, Recycling, and Remanufacturing



Shaw C. Feng


Disassembly process is an essential activity in the mid and end of a product’s service life cycle. Maintenance is a mid product life activity, which involves disassembly, cleaning, repair, replace, inspection, and reassembly. Remanufacturing, reuse, and recycle are end of product service life activities to reduce environmental impact and increase economic benefits. This report describes a developed disassembly information model. It is an integrated information with the following key components: feature, tolerance, workpiece material, equipment, and process. The model supports the modeling of disassembly features, sequence, operations, decision making, and workflow. Case study with products and specific disassembly processes verifies the developed model.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7772
Report Number


design for disassembly, disassembly for remanufacturing, disassembly for reuse, disassembly modeling, feature-based disassembly, product disassembly


Feng, S. (2011), Information Model for Disassembly for Reuse, Recycling, and Remanufacturing, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created April 13, 2011, Updated November 10, 2018