The difference between winning and losing in the world of professional cycling is so minimal these days that every 0.01 second you can gain on your opponent might get you gold instead of silver. Therefore the Great Brittain Cycling Team teamed up with Crux Product Design (a UK based firm). Crux Product Design has utilized innovative CAD methods, novel materials and 3d printing to create unique helmets for the team.
These helmets are said to offer new levels of comfort and safety together with improved aerodynamics. Crux took 3D laser scans of each individual athlete to ensure perfect fit. The scans were transformed into CAD models and prepared for printing. In terms of materials, Crux developed a unique shell design comprising of an inner shell that was designed to fit closely to the athlete’s head, and an outer shell shaped for optimum performance. In the middle lies an energy absorbing safety material that is sandwiched between both shells.
We are looking forward to seeing these magnificent helmets in action.
Source: Eureka Magazine