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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 »

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 »
Monkey2016

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 »
Carolina Panthers

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 […]

Concussions: What We Know and Don’t Know

Posted by Dave Sherman on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 | No Comments »
Football

“How about if you and I start taking swings at each other’s head?” suggests David Halstead, head of Southern Impact Research Center. “I’ll wear this football helmet and you won’t. Then we’ll see if this helmet helps to prevent concussions.” The manufacturer adds, “We know it’s true, so why can’t we claim that we help […]

Apparel Design: Developing Innovative Apparel Protection

Posted by Nicole Perry on Friday, December 18th, 2015 | 1 Comment »
XRD Impact Institute Process

Now you can download my latest technology presentation on apparel design from 2015 Performance Days, Munich. Developing Innovative Products with Market Appeal: How to discover synergies between technology incorporation, functionally and aesthetics, by Angela Walters, Brand Manager, PORON® Comfort and XRD® Impact Protection, Rogers Corp. From skiing to mountain biking and hiking to football, materials technology advancements combined […]

PORON® Comfort and XRD® Impact Protection: What’s Ahead for Brand Identity in 2016?

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 | No Comments »
PORON Comfort Mens footwear image web

For over 45 years, PORON® technologies have provided long-term comfort and performance to brands in the work, outdoor, athletic, casual, and fashion industries. Through our close partnerships with designers and developers, we continue to innovate new technology advancements for underfoot cushioning. For those more focused on sporting goods, you have seen the rapid growth of […]