Composites to innovate sport

Themes: Materials


Proof of principle

A TRL is a measure to indicate the matureness of a developing technology. When an innovative idea is discovered it is often not directly suitable for application. Usually such novel idea is subjected to further experimentation, testing and prototyping before it can be implemented. The image below shows how to read TRL’s to categorise the innovative ideas.

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Why?


Tuning of a composite’s constituents, shape and manufacturing process enables enhancement of the performance of a product. Lightness and de-materialisation are key aspects of composites for sports, enhancing performance and offering new features.

How?


Our expertise on composites allows development of close to market composite solutions ranging from sports items (e.g. pole vaulting poles, prostheses blades) to protective structures (e.g. UN shrapnel helmets), and performance items (e.g. compressor pistons

When?


Our expertise on composites allows development of close to market composite solutions ranging from sports items (e.g. pole vaulting poles, prostheses blades) to protective structures (e.g. UN shrapnel helmets), and performance items (e.g. compressor pistons

Dr. Otto Bergsma

 

 

Marco Reijne MSc