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D3O Lab

The D3O Lab, located in South London, is the company’s central knowledge hub, R&D centre and global HQ

D3O Lab

Housing state-of-the-art laboratories for material development, product design, prototyping and testing, the 28,000 sq/ft lab takes innovative impact protection concepts into full-scale production.

Full-scale in-house testing facilities ensure all new products and materials are extensively tested, evaluated and optimised at each stage during the development process ahead of wearer trials and mass production.

D3O Test lab

As a premium brand and innovator of impact protection and shock absorption solutions, D3O’s in-house testing lab demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to quality, performance, safety and technological leadership.

The D3O in-house lab conducts a wide range of tests and services including material characterisation tests, impact tests and helmet tests (European and NOCSAE Standards).

Fully equipped to analyse materials and products throughout the development process, the D3O test lab has an extended list of the most advanced equipment and procedures to ensure quality, reliability and tractability of data.


D3O collaborates with strategic independent technical partners, including universities and testing houses to verify and certify D3O® developments to ensure the calibration of methods and results and to meet stringent industry standards.

D3O is a Gold Member of leading independent UK test house SATRA and has recently collaborated with Cranfield Impact Centre the UK’s number one independent test centre for F1 and defence.