Electronics Project, Phase 2
October 31 & November 2
Phase 2 of iNEMI’s Value Recovery from Used Electronics project addressed hard disk drive design, reuse, remanufacturing, and materials and component recovery to enable a robust, sustainable circular supply economy for hard disk drives (HDDs). In this end-of-project webinar, the team will review results, including five demonstration projects to show how used hard drives can be turned into new hard drives:
- HDD direct magnet assembly reuse — recover and reuse used HDD magnet assemblies to build new HDD products in a process dependent on companies that are not OEM manufacturers of HDDs.
- Intact magnet recovery and reuse — turn used magnets into another magnet (not necessarily for use in HDDs) or turn magnets into a powder and then re-form into a magnet.
- Recovery of magnetic material from shredded materials — recover magnet materials from shredded HDDs by making them into a powder and remaking into useable magnets.
- Make rare earth oxides — extract rare earth elements to make rare earth oxides or metal, regardless of feedstock, that can be used by magnet manufacturers.
- Identify and remove barriers to switching from “reuse or shred” to “reuse and recover” for HDDs — address decision-making models, data wiping and environmental analysis.
These webinars are open to non-members as well as iNEMI members. Make plans to join us — click here for additional project information and webinar registration.