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Carbon Fibre Orthotics

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Zac, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Zac

    Zac Active Member

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    What is the risk with grinding carbon fibre material & inhaling the fibre/particles? Not that I do grind them, but am using the material more & wondering if I need to adjust them, what are the risks?
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

  3. Zac

    Zac Active Member

    Hey Mahone, if you want to be listened to less of the name calling would probably be a good idea. I posted the initial question & appreciate Craig's views as well as others.
  4. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    The post was deleted for an obvious reason.
  5. Zac:

    It would be best for your health, your coworkers' health, and patients' health to not grind a carbon fiber orthosis without first donning a good quality respirator and having a very good vacuum unit that will ensure that no microscopic carbon particles become airborne in your workplace. You may want to check your national material and industrial safety codes to make certain that carbon composite material grinding is even legal in your workplace. I wouldn't grind the stuff in an office setting...it simply isn't worth the risk, in my opinion.
  6. mahone

    mahone Member

    The obvious reason is because this website is asserted to certain people. We had this discussion couple years ago..if someone posts something in contradictions with your personal interest then the message gets deleted...
  7. mahone

    mahone Member

    He is talking about Carbon Fiber orthotics...your post is technically parallel with the reality
  8. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    What an absolute load of bull****. There has NEVER been a post deleted from this forum unless it broke the rules that everyone agreed to when they joined. Personally abusing peoiple is against the rules, so your post was deleted. I challenge you to provide one example of where a post has been deleted merely because it opposed someones view.
  9. Your post is at odds with reality. Why don't you say what you mean and contribute something worthwhile, instead of commenting on other people's posts?:butcher:
  10. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    Having made many pure carbon fibre orthotics in the past (as well as composites) I would not grind them without protection, the risk of fibres is not worth it.
  11. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member


    Thanks Kevin your comments are correct and show concern for our staff and patients.

    All orthotic work should be done in a area suitable for proper vapor, fiber, and particle filtration and ventilation.

    We should not discount composites because of this. They are light weight and have a very high modulus of elasticity "spring" as well as having superior puncture and fire resistance properties over "non reinforced" molded plastics and blown foams.

    We should take this extra effort to start building with advanced composite orthotic and shoe systems. It may be worth the extra efforts.


    Co-Principal Investigator SBIR A11-109 "Advanced Composite Insoles For the Reduction of Stress Fractures." US Department of Defense and Army Medical Research and Materials Command

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