Wednesday, 7 August 2013

New police helmet prototype a success!

When Alfred Boyadgis approached RapidPro to prototype his Forcite helmet, it became apparent to the engineers at RapidPro that a selection of 3D Printing technologies were required to deliver what Alfred needed from the prototype. 

A collection of In-house Additive Manufacturing technologies and materials were used to produce the final product as shown below. The Main body was made using ZCorp plaster/Epoxy modelling, the visor was made using CNC from polycarbonate and polished, the visor surround was built using Redeye FDM, and several smaller parts were made using Objet polyjet technology.




Ben Grubb, Deputy Technology Editor for The Age, recently reported on Alfred Boyadgis and the Forcite helmet. Click here to read the full story, or see what Alfred had to say via the video below.