XRD Impact Institute
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At the XRD® Impact institute, we collaborate with you to develop reliable protective gear that incorporates proven technologies. This allows you to get your products to market faster and assures athlete approval.

The Process

We start by evaluating from all angles the athlete’s biomechanical needs. Then we take this information and incorporate the designer’s aesthetic vision. The design is brought together by utilizing the right technologies to help achieve both style, form and function.

The Result

Protective gear that’s aesthetically appealing AND offers comfortable, flexible impact protection with guaranteed durability.

Testing

Testing

XRD® Impact Institute Team

We’re a team of researchers, material scientists and product design engineers who love getting into the technical aspects of product design. But as outdoor and sports enthusiasts ourselves, know the importance of creating products that meet your end goals of durability, design and most importantly, add to the athlete’s performance and enjoyment of their sport.

Research

We firmly believe that all successful new product designs start with research. We learn about your goals and product needs but also research design trends, new material technologies, and the biomechanical epidemiology of your target market, all to help set up your project for success.

Testing

Prototyping and Testing Capabilities

Why wouldn’t a downhill mountaineer biker wear an American football helmet during competition? Because not all impacts and customer needs are alike, thus not all protective gear should be tested and measured in the same manner.

From flex to repeated impact and comfort to long term durability, we work with our partners to identify (and in some cases develop) the right mix of product testing for your specific needs.

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Contact us to learn more about our team or how you can get started.

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At the XRD® Institute we collaborate with designers to develop reliable protective gear that incorporates proven technologies. This allows designers to get their products to market faster and assures athlete approval.