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Introducing the XRD® 810 Cone: Highly Adaptable Impact Protection

Posted by Dave Sherman on Friday, April 24th, 2015 | No Comments »

When evaluating different impact protection materials, one key part of the equation to consider is the rate of speed by which the body (or other object you want to protect) will be impacted. We like to look at impact protection materials as a ‘one size DOES NOT fit all’ answer. While we do work with our design partners to test and recommend the right XRD material formulation, the design and shape of your pad also can play a role in accommodating your needs.

To provide an example, we’ve created the XRD 810 Cones. The 810 Cone pattern was designed to adapt to different levels of impact. The dome shape of the cones helps to dissipate the impact at the same time as the XRD material absorbs the impact. This dual action offers a unique protection system.

The 810 Cones are ideal for applications where impact levels vary in severity or rate of impact speed. Additionally, the unique design of the 810 Cones provides great flexibility, lightweight and adaptive protection for thighs, shoulders, and head applications.

The die cut pattern options are limitless with the 810 Cones. Like the other patterns within the XRD 810 Series, you can easily prototype great impact pads by following these simple steps.

810 Cone Shoulder

An XRD®  810 Cone shape designed to protect the shoulder.

1. Download and print the Cone worksheet: A4 or 8.5″ x 11″ sizes.

2. Use scissors to cut a shape that works best for your application.

3. Arrange the shapes on your application.

4. Apply the shapes using an acrylic or polyurethane adhesive, fusible web adhesive, or insert it into a pocket. (We have found that Pellon’s Heavy Duty Wonder Under paper backed fusible web tends to work well when bonding to apparel)

You can use shapes you make from the 810 Cones or Rogers can work with you to make a custom part based from your prototype.

The XRD 810 Cones are available in two different densities (12 lb/ft^3 and 20lb/ft^3) and the dimensions are 10 in Length x 8 in Width x .255 in Thick (254 mm x 203 mm x 6.5 mm).

Dave Sherman

Dave Sherman

Technical Design Solutions Manager at XRD® Impact Institute
Dave Sherman is the Innovation Leader at the XRD® Impact Institute - the research, design and testing facility of XRD® Impact Protection Technology. His experience involves a wide variety of foams including polyethlyene, polypropylene, EVA, rubber, polyurethane, silicone, and melamine. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from RPI, as well as over 30 years of experience in the business of developing material solutions to meet demanding customer needs.

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