MSU engineers build carbon fiber brace for basketball player

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3D Printed Peek Mold with Carbon Fiber Brace Components

News Post: 3/29/2019 

Composite World


When Michigan State University’s key basketball player Nick Ward fractured his left hand recently, the MSU College of Engineering stepped in. With several departments involvement the composites solution in the form of a carbon fiber/epoxy hand brace was created.

As part of a team effort, Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies CCD, helped fabricate the brace from carbon fiber and epoxy components and computed the stresses the device could withstand.

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