NEWS 12 September 2023

Sustainability – ASML adopts a circular economy model

ASML has established the House of Re-use. To contribute to a circular economy model, fewer new parts are designed and the re-use of used parts is increased with a goal of more than 95 percent of re-used parts in 2025.


The aim is to drive forward to zero waste in mechanical modules – challenging machine builders to create re-useable hardware to be compatible across multiple platforms and able to recondition to One Quality Level while transforming re-use lessons learned into design rules and design requirements. Re-use requires keeping parts both applicable and functional; for as many products within the product platform as possible, for as long as possible. As an example, this Mikroniek article considers the re-use of returned metrology frames. (Image courtesy of ASML).


References

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