The “Composites in Orthopaedic Technology” working group was founded at the beginning of 2022 with the aim of promoting the use of fiber-reinforced plastics in orthopaedic technology and the networking of development and application. Applications made from both fiber-reinforced resins and thermoplastics are considered. Various manufacturing processes, such as the Tailored Fiber Placement (TFP) process, and the specific requirements for components in orthopedic technology will be discussed.
The aim of the working group is to exchange experiences and have an open technical discussion in order to stimulate innovation processes in orthopedic technology.
The working group will start on 15th of september 2022 with an “Innovation Day” to present innovative projects. The initiators invite participation in biannual WG meetings with expert presentations, new approaches to solutions and an open exchange for the development of innovative technology, especially for the 2400 user companies in the orthopedic technology trade.