re·​man·​u·​fac·​ture (ˌ)rē-ˌma-nyə-ˈfak-chər How to pronounce remanufacture (audio)
remanufactured; remanufacturing; remanufactures

transitive verb

: to manufacture into a new product
remanufacture noun
remanufacturer noun

Examples of remanufacture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This means looking beyond the product in the design process, reinventing supply chains and business models, and prioritizing product and parts recovery, reuse, and remanufacturing over recycling. Matthew Cockerill, Fortune, 12 Sep. 2023 Reused, remanufactured, and refilled cartridges that reuse the HP chip or electronic circuitry are unaffected by dynamic security. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 9 Mar. 2023 Straubel, who worked at Tesla from 2004 to 2019, has built a reputation for creating a circular supply chain for batteries and helping partners in the electric-vehicle and clean-energy industries by providing technologies to remanufacture lithium-ion batteries. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 22 Sep. 2021 The process would recycle end-of-life battery and production scrap and remanufacture that into critical materials, the Energy Department said in a blog post. Matthew Daly, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2023 The desire to keep materials in a closed loop has also given rise to the popularity of companies like Rype Office who remanufacture existing furniture for office spaces but also create new pieces from plastic waste. Amy Nguyen, Forbes, 18 June 2021 OEMs are also looking for legacy machines, some 20 to 25 years old, in order to remanufacture them to support smaller wafers. Steven Zhou, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 Many countries, including the United States, occasionally remanufacture their Apaches to incorporate the latest technologies, more powerful engines, and other worthy add-ons. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 30 May 2018 Declining oil and natural gas prices – used to remanufacture plastic bottles from recycled mulch – have made regeneration more expensive. Rachel Uranga, The Mercury News, 30 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remanufacture was in 1825

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“Remanufacture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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