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Concussion Rate Among Females Higher than Males

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | 1 Comment »
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by Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing, and Dave Sherman, Technical Design Solutions Manager As the sister of two sports-crazed teen boys, I can confirm that getting injured is a common occurrence, and many of these injuries result from hits to the head. My younger brother has had several minor concussions from baseball, soccer, basketball, and other various […]

Innovation and Inspiration Through Partnerships: Preferred Converters

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 | No Comments »
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A significant gap exists between what U.S. companies want to achieve in terms of innovation and what they are able to do, said Adi Alon of Accenture Strategy. A recent survey by Accenture of U.S. company executives showed that 60% said their organizations do not learn from past mistakes, nearly double the 36% who admitted […]

When Does Summer “Really” Start?

Posted by Joe Blair on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 | No Comments »
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“When does Summer really start?” was a question I received from my five year old the other day.  I live in Colorado and my children have been out of school since the end of May.  But according to the calendar, Summer started June 20th and my niece in New York just graduated High School yesterday.  […]

Prototyping at Gunpoint, Part 1: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 | No Comments »
"That’s the way this job is, Bledsoe, interminable periods of boredom, followed by brief moments of intense excitement."

A few years ago, I was interviewing a recent college grad for a position as a Developer. The interview was hum-drum, so I asked the usual “Describe your worst work day ever …and what you learned from that,” as a way to try to get a little more insight into the candidate. As his worst […]

NFL and XTech Not Slowing Down

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, May 13th, 2016 | No Comments »
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The NFL has grown at a rapid pace over the years and there are no signs of it slowing down.  But, for a few weeks from now until “camp” starts, football news will be slow.  The Super Bowl is well behind us and the draft is done so you would think it would be a […]

Why is 2016 the Year of the Monkey?

Posted by Bruce Li on Friday, February 26th, 2016 | No Comments »
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Happy New Year! 2016 is known as a Monkey year according to the Chinese Zodiac. There have been many stories and fables explaining the origin of how the Chinese Zodiac started. One of the most well told tales, carried over generations, is the legend that the Jade Emperor summoned all of the animals and creatures to come […]

The Rule of Thumb for Measuring Foam Cushioning Properties in Footwear

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 | 1 Comment »
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To see whether a pearl is real, we rub it against our teeth. To determine if the bathwater is too hot for an infant, we test it with our elbow. Why don’t we use our fingers? Because our fingers are not sensitive enough to feel the scaly bumps on the nacre of a pearl, or […]

Super Bowl 50: Players Take 3D Printing and Flexible, Comfortable XRD Impact Protection to the Field

Posted by Nicole Perry on Friday, February 5th, 2016 | No Comments »
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It is no secret, having the right team behind you is one key to success. This is especially true when you are at a “win or go home” situation, such as this weekend’s Super Bowl 50. “On Monday, we received an urgent request for XRD® Technology solutions that would be suitable for a custom built […]