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Recycling, Repair, & Upgrade

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Bloom Laptop for Disassembly and Recycling

A group of students studying at Stanford University in the United States and Aalto University in Finland were tasked with developing a laptop that could be fully recycled.  Their solution was to create a design in which the laptop could be easily dissasembled, and broken or outdated parts removed and replaced.

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Inventor Publisher for Product Lifetime

Inventor Publisher can create disassembly instructions and service documentation to keep your products alive longer. This series of demos introduces you to the basic interface and features of Inventor Publisher to help you get started quickly and use it on your own projects.

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Cradle to Cradle Product Design: Designing for a circular economy

Get practical product design strategies for the circular economy. This course draws from some resources on disassembly, recycling, repair, upgrade, and green material selection from the Sustainable Design collection within the Autodesk University Workshop Library.

Repair and Upgrade
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Repair and Upgrade

Repair and upgrade can extend the useful life of your product. These design strategies help ensure your products can keep living even if some of their components don’t.

Disassembly and Recycling
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Disassembly and Recycling

If it is easy to access your product’s components and materials, it’s likely to have a better end-of-life. Learn tips and tricks for making your designs easy to take apart and recycle.

Improving Product Lifetime
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Improving Product Lifetime

While some products should last a lifetime, improving a product’s life isn’t always just about making it last. Learn how to decide on the right strategies for optimizing a product’s life and end-of-life.

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Clean Energy

Once you've utilized passive design strategies to the best of your site's ability, you can start to look at clean energy resources, or renewable energy resources, to supply any energy demands your building might have.

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An Improved Coffee Machine

This concept for a radically simplified coffee machine is beautifully simple while being more reparable.

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Smarter Phone

The Smarter Phone design concept features a unique folding mechanism for opening the phone and accessing its components, making it easy to both repair and upgrade. 

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Infigo Microwave

The Infigo Microwave Oven concept creates a more sustainable appliance that millions of people interact with on a daily basis.

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