Advanced materials technology utilised in innovative design has been the key to XDEEP’S success. Using only the very best materials sourced from Germany and USA and designed and built in Europe, we will never compromise on quality.
CORDURA® 1100 dTEX
CORDURA® is a widely known brand of polyamide fabrics of the highest resistance resulting from special weave structure and weaving method. The outer side of CORDURA® fabric is coated with Teflon aperture, which ensures very high resistance to abrasion. The inner side of the CORDURA fabric we use is coated with a layer of polyurethane.
The XDEEP dive gear are only made of CORDURA® fabric produced in Germany in compliance with the highest quality standards of INVISTA company.
CORDURA® is a registered trademark of INVISTA company for resistant textile fabrics.
The moisture inside the BCD or a buoy creates perfect conditions for the development of different types of microorganisms, including fungi and pathogenic bacteria.
By removing water from the BCD after the dive, like it or not you form some aerosol which is filled with numerous bacteria. And from there it is very easy for them to get to your lungs and sinus.
Many divers have already experienced how bothersome it is, when chronic problems with upper airways deprived them of diving for many long months.
In order to reduce the risk, the inner shell in all XDEEP buoyancy compensators and SMBs contains special agent preventing the development of bacteria and fungi. The agent, safe for people, permanently adheres to the shell, so it does not rinse off and protects your dive gear during the entire period of use.
TPU 0.215mm Coating
To provide water tightness of the bladder in each wing the bladder material is coated with a special outer shell made of thermo-weldable polyurethane, during the production. It enables welding the bladder consisting of two parts and filling it with air.
Its parameters and quality translates directly into your safety and durability of the BCD. We can say with no exaggeration that it is one of the most essential parts of each wing and diving buoy.
In general, in wings and jackets shells of thickness from 0.08 mm to 0.2 mm are applied. In xDEEP buoyancy compensators we use materials coated with as much as 0.215 mm-thick TPU shell. The shells of higher thickness are more resistant to any damage that thinner shells. Consequently, it provides better safety of use.
“K” type Inflator
K-type inflator used as a standard type of inflators in all our buoyancy compensators is a balanced piston type inflator, which enables precise adding of the gas to the buoyancy compensator.
The body of the inflator is made of POM-H poliacetal of very high mechanical durability and 100% resistance to salt water.The seat of the valve is made of metal and therefore the inflator is definitely more resistant to freezing than other inflators made completely of plastic. All metal parts of the inflator are made of top quality alloys resistant to salt water.
The inflator is equipped with the most popular type of medium pressure hose connection so there are no problems with its incompatibility with the first stage hose. The material retains very high mechanical resistance and flexibility both in low winter temperatures and in tropical heat.
Welding of some elements in the dive gear, such as reinforcement of valve seats, requires precise heating-up of the joint without heating-up the entire element. The said requirement is satisfied only by the state-of-the-art welding method, i.e. ultrasonic welding.
It involves introducing sound waves of over 20KHz frequency to the fabrics to be joined together using sonotrode (picture nearby). At the junction of two fabrics the mechanical energy is converted into heat and pressure, which results in welding the fabrics. The heat is generated point-wise only at the junction of the fabrics to be joint together, which as a result makes it possible to avoid harmful heating of the entire fabric.
The elements of our SMBs and diving BCDs are welded with the use of specialized numerically controlled welding machine and instrumentation specially constructed for the said purpose.
The process guarantees very precise control of energy transferred to the fabric providing solid and repeatable welds.
Welding is one of the stages in the production of BCDs and diving buoys. In XDEEP we attach a lot of significance to the quality of the said process since durability and weld resistance exert great impact on your safety.
From among several different welding technologies, we have selected HF welding because of very high repeatability of parameters, homogeneity of welds and fully automatic process.
The fabric is inserted between two electrodes and then the computer begins to control the welding process. The electrodes are connected to the source of high-frequency electric power, and a special controller strictly regulates the power and time of welding to obtain the top-quality weld.
Thanks to such advanced technology and top-quality of fabrics used for production, XDEEP scuba gear is provided with lifetime guarantee on all welds.
CNC EDGE BEVELLING
The diving gear is rather expensive so it should be constructed so as to last for many years. The diving equipment parts include backplates and single tank adapters made of metal which sharp edges could cause wear through the outer shell of BCD or dry suit.
In XDEEP backplates and adapters all edges are additionally processed which involves cutting the edges at 45 degree angle using a special computer-controlled machine. The special robot precisely grinds all the edges with an accuracy of one hundredth of a millimetre.