The fields of prosthetics and orthotics frequently use two different types of materials: thermoplastics and carbon fiber. Depending on the needs of each patient, Each technique has different uses and applications
One of the most durable materials used in orthotics and prosthetics applications is carbon. Carbon is extremely light, stiff, and capable of maintaining its shape under pressure. This is as a result of its strong tensile properties in both tension and compression. A bi-directional weave in the carbon material increases tear resistance and ensures that the device’s strength is constant. Carbon fiber is robust and resilient, it can withstand greater and heavier use than the alternatives. It is a light-weight option.
In Orthotics, carbon lamination is often used to create custom foot orthotics that can be worn in shoes to correct gait abnormalities, improve balance and stability, and reduce pain and discomfort in the feet, ankles, and knees. Carbon lamination can also be used to create ankle-foot orthosis (AFOs), which are braces that extend from the foot to the calf to provide support and stability to the ankle joint. Or knee ankle-foot orthosis (KAFOs) which extend from the foot to the thigh to provide support and stability to the ankle and knee joint
In Prosthetics, carbon lamination is used to create artificial limbs that are strong, durable, and lightweight. Carbon fiber materials can be used to create the prosthetic socket of the prosthetic limb.
It is important to consider both the advantages and disadvantages of carbon fiber when deciding on the best material for orthotics and prosthetics. Ultimately, the decision will depend on the specific needs and circumstances of each individual patient. At MOBILIS, we can work with any difficult lamination production procedures since we have the most advanced lamination lab.