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TRENDS business

Fig. 1: Tino Hartmann testing carbon fibres
for a new customer application

and recycling. For the moment, we do
not have a deposit system for wornout prostheses like it exists for bottles in the food industry. A prosthesis
consists of so many single parts that
cannot be recycled in a cost-efficient
manner. We will need to find a solution in the future.

training and competition venues, if
something gets broken I cannot fix it
within five minutes; while a standard
component can be replaced instantly.

Does the current trend of "medical
fitness" in an elderly population create
new requirements for the product
development in your company?

Can you give us an idea about R&D at
Ottobock and recent product developments in the pipeline?

T.H.: Most of the applied materials
and material combinations are kind
of a know-how transfer from other
industries like automotive or aviation.
Deriving from a rather small industry,
instead of reinventing the wheel, we
use the knowledge and innovation
in other industries and adapt it to
our sector. Last year, Ottobock spent
around 61 million Euros on research
& development activities, reaching a
R&D quota of 9%. Investments are
made in additional testing in our own
laboratory or certifications to guarantee skin compatibility, for example.
Early this year, we finalized a few products based on carbon fibres. Those are
pretailored components available as a
set, customized reinforcement materials for the most common prostheses.
In your opinion, what are future
challenges, particularly with regards to
digitization?

T.H.: I do see a big potential in the
years to come. Digitization will simplify working steps and make supply
more efficient and affordable. 3D
printing and 3D scan have an enormous potential, although not all
workshops can afford all the equipment at present. However, there is the
possibility to use our service production for this purpose. Let's see what
the future will bring. Another big
issue is environmental sustainability

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T.H.: Without doubt, all our products are tailored to the needs and requirements of the users. We provide
even different products for various age
categories given the same indication
for treatment. For a broad range of
products, we offer counselling seminars for users, distributors and even
therapists for an optimized long-term
use and to increase the medical fitness
regardless the age. Ottobock Academy's extensive programme is designed
for the different groups of professionals who are involved in the treatment
process. In cooperation with the PFH
Private University of Applied Sciences in Göttingen, the University of
Göttingen and other partners, Ottobock developed courses of study in the
fields of orthobionics and healthcare
technology.
More information:
www.hexcel.com
www.bike-ahead-composites.de
www.ottobock.com.

About Ottobock
Ottobock develops "wearable
human bionics" - medical technology products for people with
limited mobility in the fields of
prosthetics, orthotics and human
mobility (wheelchairs). The company, founded in 1919, also treats
patients in its Patient Care division. Its mission: Enhancing the
quality of life and health economic
benefits of those they serve. With
the Paexo exoskeletons, the company has transferred its expertise
in biomechanics to applications
for industry as well since 2012.
Subsidiaries in 59 countries offer
"Made in Germany" quality worldwide and employ more than 7,000
people. Ottobock's international
activities are coordinated from
the head office in Duderstadt,
Germany. The company has been
supporting the Paralympic Games
with its technical expertise since
1988.
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com/de/Newsroom/Sportger%C3%A4te-Composites-verschieben-Grenzen-technischer-Machbarkeit/n356/

References
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Fig. 2: Ottobock's
Paralympics ambassador Johannes
Floors ©Ottobock

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Isa Hofmann
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020

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Contents
TRENDS
Business - Sports and health: a wealth of opportunities for composites
e-Bike - Uncertainties over Chinese supply chains put pressure on electric bike producers
Opportunities - The Gaming industry asks composites players: are you ready?
PROCESSING
Characterization - Bamboo versus maple from a skateboard manufacturer’s viewpoint
Engineering lntegrated loop technology provides new high strength joints for carbon fibre composites
Additive manufacturing - Disrupting the composite tooling supply chain
Biocomposites - Changing the outdoor hardware industry
APPLICATION
Climbing - A mountain in the middle of the city
Acoustic - The sound of composite violins investigated
Loudspeakers - Best sound in the world
Jewellery - Shine bright like a composite
Travel - Carbon fibre composites give luggage a leg up
Watersports - Closed-loop recycling of epoxy composites
Running shoes - Composites make their own mark in China
Sprinting shoes - Future of sprinting: spikeless CFRTP sprinting shoe
Medical - Advanced composite materials for prosthetic sockets in developing countries
Prostheses - A new way to make prostheses and orthoses
Paralympics - ‘‘The company’s objective is to design a future full of choices”
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Business - Sports and health: a wealth of opportunities for composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - e-Bike - Uncertainties over Chinese supply chains put pressure on electric bike producers
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Opportunities - The Gaming industry asks composites players: are you ready?
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Characterization - Bamboo versus maple from a skateboard manufacturer’s viewpoint
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Engineering lntegrated loop technology provides new high strength joints for carbon fibre composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 24
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Additive manufacturing - Disrupting the composite tooling supply chain
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Biocomposites - Changing the outdoor hardware industry
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Climbing - A mountain in the middle of the city
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Acoustic - The sound of composite violins investigated
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Loudspeakers - Best sound in the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Jewellery - Shine bright like a composite
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Travel - Carbon fibre composites give luggage a leg up
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Watersports - Closed-loop recycling of epoxy composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 48
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Running shoes - Composites make their own mark in China
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Sprinting shoes - Future of sprinting: spikeless CFRTP sprinting shoe
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - 54
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Medical - Advanced composite materials for prosthetic sockets in developing countries
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Prostheses - A new way to make prostheses and orthoses
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Special Issue Composites for Sports, Health & Leisure - November 2020 - Paralympics - ‘‘The company’s objective is to design a future full of choices”
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