The RemakerSpace was developed by the PARC Institute to support and promote the transition to circular economy, through advancing knowledge, providing workshops and training and engaging the community and businesses about remanufacturing, repair and product life cycle extension.
It was made possible thanks to two circular economy grants from the Welsh Government amounting to £600,000.
The Centre was created to support and promote re-manufacturing and repair to help Wales become a world leader in the transition to a circular economy.
It focuses on addressing the following areas in order to drive fundamental changes to the way we design, consume and dispose of products:
- increasing consumer awareness of the benefits of reuse, repair, and re-manufacturing to extend product life cycles and help create a more sustainable world
- providing businesses with the skills and equipment needed to develop new commercial opportunities based on remanufacturing and repair services
- rethinking the design of products with an emphasis on repair and after-life considerations.
The RemakerSpace will enable organisations to fully exploit technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D Printing) and innovative solutions for repair, remanufacturing and re-use. It is a not-for-profit venture which will be located in Cardiff University's Innovation Campus (SPARK) and scheduled to open by the end of 2021.
RemakerSpace opens early to help respond to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the PARC team, Cardiff University and DSV have joined their efforts to help Wales face the virus.
Having acquired most of the 3D printing equipment for the RemakerSpace centre prior to the virus breakout, PARC Institute, with the agreement of the Welsh Government, have decided to use the RemakerSpace capabilities to 3D print the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) directly needed by the frontline workers.
Our products range from full face visors to hands free door handle openers. In the spirit of the RemakerSpace centre, all products are produced not-for-profit, just covering costs. Our 3D printing operations are currently located within the ISO9001 facility of DSV in Milton Keynes, UK, maintained by trained operators.
For any questions or further information on our printing capabilities or specific requests, please feel free to contact us via e-mail.
If you would like to learn more about how the RemakerSpace Centre can help you and your business implement circular economy throughout your supply chain then get in touch.