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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 […]

XRD® Impact Institute Opens at Rogers Corporation R&D Center

Posted by Dave Sherman on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 | No Comments »
Grand opening

The Rogers team is proud to announce the opening of the new XRD® Impact Institute location at the Rogers Corporation’s R&D Center (Rogers, CT).   The XRD Impact Institute is Rogers’ in-house testing and design support center for customer applications utilizing XRD Technology.  The Institute provides the unique advantage of allowing brands and designers to take their product from […]

3 Tips For Incorporating Tessellation Into Product Designs

Posted by Dave Sherman on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »
XRD 810 Delta

In our previous blog about tessellation, we gave a brief overview about what are tessellations and provided a few examples for how these patterns can be used.  So now that you’re up to date on the term tessellation, here are a few tips for how you can incorporate tessellated patterns into your next product design. 3 Tips for Incorporating Tessellation into […]

Tessellation in Design: An Overview Of Uses

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 | No Comments »
Hexagonal Tessellations of a Honeycomb

What is this word “tessellation?”  Besides being fun to say, tessellation is comprised of the Latin root word “tessera” or small stone cubes, in particular used in a group to form a bigger picture.  Today, tessellation can take on slightly different meanings whether you are speaking in terms of design, architecture, mathematics or computer science. […]

Inspiration to Innovation: XRD® Impact Protection Brings Product Design Solutions to Struktur Event

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 | No Comments »
Stuktur Design

Earlier this month, the XRD® Impact Institute hosted nearly 100 of the active, outdoor, and urban lifestyle markets’ brightest minds at the XRD Innovation Opening to kick-off the second annual Struktur Event.  Struktur is a creative conference for these markets and brings together product design influencers and thought-leaders with a focus on innovation. XRD technology […]

XRD: Design Meets Technology in Active, Outdoor, and Urban Materials

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Impact Institute - XRD Innovation Opening

Join us at the Struktur Event on May 6-8, 2015, for the first creative conference for the active, outdoor, and urban design industry. Held in Portland, Oregon, the XRD® Impact Institute will be hosting the XRD® Innovation Opening during the kick-off Happy Hour on May 6th at the University of Oregon White Stag Block. During […]

Introducing the XRD® 810 Teardrop: Maximum Impact Protection

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
Thigh Teardrop

So far in our XRD® 810 Series, we’ve described various patterns that use designs which enable your impact protection pads to offer greater range of motion, lighter weight, absorbing both high and low rates of speed and providing ultimate coverage.   The final shape in the XRD 810 prototyping series is the 810 Teardrop. The 810 Teardrop shape is designed […]

Introducing the XRD® 810 Cone: Highly Adaptable Impact Protection

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

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 […]