Archives: D3O FAQ
By josh | Published: March 7, 2014D3O® manufactures a smart material with high shock absorbing properties used to make foam and non-foam polymer blends.
In standard conditions, the D3O® molecules within the technology flow freely allowing the material to remain soft and flexible, but on impact, they lock together to absorb impact energy and reduce the force transmitted. The molecules instantly return to their flexible state.
The material is strain rate sensitive which means the stronger the impact, the more the molecules react, and better the protection.
By josh | Published: March 7, 2014D3O® materials are split into 3 categories:
Impact Protection – Our original offering focused solely on shock absorption and flexibility.
Comfort and Cushioning – A range of materials that offer a combination of performance and comfort in a lightweight polymer blend.
Footwear – A range of footwear specific materials for underfoot applications.
By josh | Published: March 7, 2014Both! All our materials are available in sheet form and we also sell a number of pre-curved components for applications that we are often asked about. We do a number of limb and back protectors as well as more versatile parts to be used where you need protection.