The Reman Process

Continuous improvements and innovations are essential to our business philosophy. Detroit Reman not only restores damaged products, but rejuvenates the product to its original blueprint specification while incorporating current engineering upgrades.

One of Detroit Reman's advanced capabilities is restoring the materials of worn surfaces. Processes such as metal flame welding and flame spraying enable us to return the product to its original dimensions and ensure that no "oversized" components are used.

Basic Welding
Basic Welding

Standard TIG and MIG welding are commonly used to repair and recover components.

Pictured: Recovery of an aluminum 2-cycle blower rotor. It will be machined back to original specification for maximum blower efficiency.

Thermal Powder Spray Process
Thermal Powder Spray

The thermal powder spray process has been used for over 15 years to rebuild worn or damaged aluminum and cast iron surfaces. This process allows us to recover a wide variety of components, including some that are no longer available as new parts.

Pictured: A 2-cycle aluminum blower housing.

Submerged Arc Welding
Submerged Arc Welding

Submerged arc welding is an automated welding process that is used to rebuild metal in thicker quantities. The process is able to be done in the open due to a flooding of flux over the actual weld process. This process is very useful in recovering non-wear areas that have incurred damage on the surface.

Pictured: Recovery of a crankshaft snout.

Twin Wire Process
Twin wire process

The twin wire process is similar to the powder spray process but it uses two wires as the base coating material instead of powder. The wires are atomized using an electrical charge and a pressurized inert gas is used to apply it on a surface. The twin wire process is becoming more popular in our remanufacturing processes as it is more versatile than powder spray.

Supersonic Spray
Supersonic Spray Process

Used to make cosmetic repairs to aluminum and cast iron. The process applies metal at a high velocity and introduces very little heat into the base component. It allows us to fix small flaws in components.

Pictured: A cylinder head being repaired using supersonic spray technology.

Plasma Transferred Wire Arc
Plasma Transferred Wire Arc

An extremely versatile surface coating technology. This process uses a single wire and a small application head to coat hard to reach areas. The surface can be honed to the original specification used on a new block.

Pictured: An engine cylinder bore undergoing coating process.

Steps of the Reman Process

1) Disassembly and inspection

The unit is completely disassembled to its core assemblies. Unsalvageable parts that do not meet our core quality guidelines are scrapped.

2) Parts Recovery

Salvageable non-wear parts that meet quality standards are cleaned and reconditioned to meet rigid OE blueprint specifications using the best recovery method for the job. Our recovery processes have been qualified by engineers using extensive metallurgical analyses, long-term durability testing and field testing.

3) Assembly Line

From here the process looks just like the original manufacturing process. The recovered parts are placed on an assembly line along with the required new parts (bearings, seals, etc.).

4) Quality Testing

Once assembled, the unit is fully tested by the same kind of quality testing used for brand new parts.