November 2015

Kingetics awarded for advanced materials

The American Composite Manufacturing Association and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering honored Kingetics for its creativity with application of advanced materials at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in October in Dallas, TX.

The Arlington, VA-based association and Covina, CA-based society gave Kingetics the Most Creative Application of Advanced Composite Materials honor for the integration of the Kihei, HI-based company’s orthotic system into an improved combat boot for military use.

The system increases the boot’s puncture, blast, and fire resistance with ballistic-resistant materials; increases energy efficiency of gait through a spring lever orthotic and prosthetic mechanism; increases stability of gait and stance with the applied physics of levers; and decreases the weight of the boot by 25% compared with current US Army-mandated issue polyurethane foam boots, according to a Kin­getics release.

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