Meet Hexo, the world’s first custom 3D-printed cycle helmet

Meet Hexo, the world’s first custom 3D-printed cycle helmet

It started with a challenge to take an everyday object and find a way to improve it. During his mechanical engineering degree at University College London, Jamie Cook delved deep into the world of cycle helmets. He discovered that the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) technology that’s been the standard for over 40 years, is not the ideal material for impact control. So he developed an alternative. Continuing his research as a postgraduate at the University of Oxford, he’s spent the past three years working alongside leading academics to develop the Hexo helmet. It’s not the first helmet to be 3D-printed, but it's the first to be constructed from Polyamide 11 — a material usually used in the aerospace industry — to custom measurements for the perfect fit. Best bike helmets: a buyer's guide to help you find what's right for you How to crash your bike with dignity and (hopefully) keep ...

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