Tools&Machines

19 September 2019

How to reduce noise

Milling, grinding, pressing: in orthopaedic workshops there are many machines that not only make our work easier, they also make noise. A regular maintenance of the machines offers ­protection against too much noise.

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20 September 2019

Sharp as a Knife - Part 1

Working with dull knives is as torturous as it is dangerous. So how do you keep your blades sharp? Some sharpening methods are suitable, while others are best avoided for safety reasons. This is Part 1 of the article on grinding knives for use in pedorthics.

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23 September 2019

Sharp as a Knife - Part 2

Working with dull knives is a torturous as it is dangerous. So how do you keep your blades sharp?
Some sharpening methods are suitable, while others are best avoided for safety reasons. This is Part 2 of the article on grinding knives for creating ­orthopedic footwear.

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20 September 2019

Smart glove enables digital molding with manual correction

For the manufacturing of individual aids and appliances the molding of the foot and the lower leg, as exact as possible, is an essential condition. In case of the plaster technology the tactile sense and the pressure used by the hands of the pedorthist or of the orthopedic technician when molding the plaster is decisive. A digital implementation of the tactile sense and the pressure of the pedorthist can be reached by scanning the body segments manually with a so-called smart glove.

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20 September 2019

Solvent-free adhesives: “The customer must take the journey with the product!”

Solvent-free adhesives for shoes have been on the market since the end of the 1980s. Meanwhile, the industry has further improved on the bonding strengths of adhesives. Despite advances, however, there are several stumbling blocks in handling adhesives that users should be aware of. How do users work with solvent-free adhesives and what have their product journeys been like?
By Julia Knaut

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