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Just the (Re)man for the Job: Preparing Your Core Parts in Remanufacturing

A brief introduction to remanufacturing and our quick n’ easy core preparation guide.

With the trend towards renewing, reusing and recycling in order to reduce costs, increase efficiency and strive for sustainability, Hubbard-Hall focused on providing its services to an industry that brings all three of these strands together: remanufacturing.

Remanufacturingreman + demo before and after pic, or “reman”, as a process goes far beyond just refurbishing parts. Remanufacturing is an industrial process that strips what are called core parts (such as automobile engines) down to their base components.

The cores are then cleaned and rebuilt to like new quality, sometimes requiring an additive manufacturing process similar to 3D printing technology to add metal directly to the core if they’ve been worn out over time.

However, before remanufacturing can begin, these parts require preliminary preparation in order to determine if the core parts can be economically rebuilt. This is where Hubbard-Hall comes in, providing a dedicated team of reman technicians with extensive process expertise and over 556 custom formulations to assist remanufacturers in their core preparation process. In order to make the process as straightforward as possible, and help you determine the best application, here is our quick n’ simple non-negotiable core preparation checklist.

  1. Identify the core part in question. Be sure to determine the basic details of your core part, including size, weight, and the presence of any blind holes. This will help you determine the process application your core part requires.
  2. Identify the substrate. You will need different chemicals and equipment depending on your core’s substrate, whether it be steel, aluminum, copper, cast iron, or non-metallic. Close attention is required where multiple metals are included.
  3. Identify the contamination. What is it that’s ailing your core part? Oil/grease, carbon, oxides, and other contaminants all require different approaches and products to effectively remove.
  4. Storage considerations. Proper storage is critical to keeping your core parts clean and protecting them when it comes time to ship them off for the remanufacturing process. Keep long and short term storage requirements in mind, as well as how they will need to be shipped and any other relevant concerns.

Our technical team has compiled comprehensive lists of our most popular and effective core preparation products on our dedicated remanufacturing webpage, including cleaners, paint strippers, rust removers and more.