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XRD® Met Guard at the NSC Expo

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, October 28th, 2016 | No Comments »
National Safety Congress Expo

The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo was held last week in Anaheim, CA and XRD® Met Guards were there in full force.  As the pioneers of the soft internal met guard, it was great to walk the aisles of the NSC Expo and see XRD Materials all over the place. When XRD Technology was […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Methods for Parents to Evaluate Football Protective Base Layer Gear to Avoid the “Chink in the Armor”

Posted by Sean Naef on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 | 2 Comments »

It’s a brisk Friday evening and you’re huddled around teammates reviewing the last details before kickoff.  You feel the excitement building as hundreds of fans cheer in the stadium.  This is it – the big time!  Well, it was when I was 16.  When I look back on those moments, I realize today that playing football as […]

XRD® Met Guard at Safety 2015

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, June 26th, 2015 | No Comments »
Safety 2015

Earlier this month I attended the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) “Safety 2015” conference and expo.  If your interest or profession is in the realm of safety boots, gloves, harnesses, or even gas monitoring systems, this is an event not to miss.  Of course I attend this show looking at products made with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]