Engineering and Technical Details

Below is a video of a 700 lb tension test on a dbgear leather belt. No slipping, no skipping, no failure. As you can see, we make some strong belts! These are engineered to take abuse.


Technical Experience

Dylan received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.  His dissertation research was focused on bio-medical engineering, specifically the development of belts and similar devices designed for posture monitoring and correction.  Click through to read Dylan's Dissertation.

Dylan has spent several years testing and evaluating the buckle technology utilized on the closure system of DB Gear belts including material testing, tensile testing, and pressure and load testing.

 (Belt undergoing tensile testing while monitoring pressure)


 (Ratchet strap and buckle undergoing Tensile Testing)

Dylan's technical experience encompasses a variety of areas includin; CAD modelling (SolidWorks), Radio Frequency (RF) inspection of structures, prototype development and testing, hands on fabrication, Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE), sensors, bio-medical device design, bio-feedback and control, data acquisition and processing, statistical analysis, robotics, microprocessor programming, material testing, lasers and optics. Visit Dylan's Portfolio Site for more research details, papers and publications.