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February 3, 2019
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Photo Credit: Carbon

 

Riddell Partners with Carbon® to Produce First-Ever 3D Printed Football Helmet Liner

2/1/2019

THE RIDDELL SPEEDFLEX PRECISION DIAMOND HELMET DELIVERS NEXT GENERATION INNOVATION WITH NEW DIGITALLY MANUFACTURED FOOTBALL HELMET LINER.

DES PLAINES, ILL. AND REDWOOD CITY, CA.  Riddell and Carbon have partnered to bring customized, digital design innovation to head protection through Riddell’s new Diamond helmet platform. Powered by Carbon, the new platform features a 3D printed lattice liner that is digitally manufactured using Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology. The technology is initially available in the Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond helmet model, which features Riddell’s Precision- Fit head scanning and helmet fitting process. The result is next-generation head protection for today’s athletes–a customized, 3D printed helmet liner precisely contoured to the athlete’s head.

“Riddell is known for head protection leadership. Our partnership with Carbon, Silicon Valley’s leading digital manufacturer, reinforces our commitment to advancing on-field protection for football players,” said Riddell Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development, Thad Ide. “As the first to use digital manufacturing in football helmets, Riddell continues our industry leadership by embracing promising new technologies and advancing our innovation roadmap today and into the future.”

“At Carbon, we believe in using the power of technology to advance innovation. Our platform enables companies like Riddell to make products that were never thought possible,” said CEO and Co-founder Dr. Joseph DeSimone. “With this partnership, Riddell becomes one of the largest users of 3D printers in the world. We are proud to be at the forefront of digital manufacturing of protective equipment.”

The core technology uses a custom designed, highly damping elastomer from Carbon, in the form of a lattice structure to create the helmet liner. The Carbon Lattice Engine leverages physical simulation and optimization techniques to tune structures to further manage both linear and rotational impact energies. Each helmet is made up of more than 140,000 individual struts, carefully orchestrated into patterns for attenuating impact forces while providing excellent comfort and fit. The result is a Carbon DLS-printed, custom fit, impact absorbing helmet liner designed to advance the state-of-the-art in head protection. Riddell’s proprietary database of over 5 million impacts captured by Riddell’s smart helmet technology will allow for custom and individualized tuning of lattice structures in the future.

Carbon’s recent breakthroughs in software, hardware and materials make the Diamond platform possible. The very latest advancements in Carbon’s platform include the new L1 printer and custom resin material. The L1, also being unveiled by Carbon today, is specially designed and built to produce at scale. The custom resin used to print the lattice structures in the Diamond liners was designed specifically to meet Riddell’s rigorous performance requirements.

“As someone who’s spent thousands of hours watching film, I know that no two players play the same way,” said Riddell Strategic Advisor and Brand Ambassador Peyton Manning. “They all have different styles and tendencies on the field, which is another key benefit to Riddell’s Diamond Technology. With the SpeedFlex Precision Diamond, players are not only experiencing the latest in head protection, they can also dictate where the helmet is positioned to improve sightlines and maximize field vision.”

Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond helmets were used by select players on most NFL teams during the 2018 season and will be commercially available on a limited basis at the elite level starting in 2019.

For more information about the Riddell Diamond Technology, please visit www.riddell.com/diamond and www.Carbon3d.com/ProtectItAll and join in on the conversation at #PROTECTITALL.

 

ABOUT RIDDELL

Riddell is a premier designer and developer of football helmets, protective sports equipment, head impact monitoring technologies, apparel and related accessories. A recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets and shoulder pads, and a top provider of reconditioning services (cleaning, repairing, repainting and recertifying existing equipment). For more information, visit our website at http://www.riddell.com, like the Riddell Facebook page, or follow Riddell on Instagram and Twitter @RiddellSports.

 

ABOUT CARBON

Carbon’s mission is to reinvent how polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered, towards a digital and sustainable future. Based in Silicon Valley, Carbon brings together innovations in software, hardware, and molecular science to deliver industry-leading digital manufacturing solutions. With Carbon’s ground-breaking Digital Light Synthesis™ technology and broad family of programmable liquid resins, manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as mass customization, on-demand inventory, and previously impossible product designs. The Carbon Platform allows customers to build uniquely differentiated products while reducing waste and speeding time to market. To learn more, visit www.Carbon3d.com, like the Carbon Facebook page, or follow Carbon on Instagram and Twitter at @Carbon.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Erin Griffin

Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Riddell

eegriffin@riddellsports.com

(P) 224.585.5231

 

Brandan Orsatti

Vice President, Cohn & Wolfe for Riddell

brandan.orsatti@cohnwolfe.com

(P) 212.798.9724

 

Iska Hain Saric

Head of Strategic Communications, Carbon

isaric@carbon3d.com

(P) 267.243.9197

Photos and Press Release: Carbon


January 19, 2019
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January 22, 2018
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Aerosport Completes One-of-a-Kind Automotive Model Using Only 3D Printing!

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus brought Aerosport Modeling and Design the unique project of building the one-off sales display model for their new 2019 SCG 004S super car.

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Tuesday, January 23rd 2018: When Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus first broke into the world of super car racing, it took that world by storm. Racing out to record times at many well-known racetracks around the world. SCG decided after a few years of racing that they would venture into the street legal production of a new automobile. That’s when in the fall of 2017 SCG contracted Aerosport Modeling & Design to produce a 1/5th scale replica model of their new street legal super car, the 2019 SCG 004s. This was a dream project for the model making crew at Aerosport, a prototype and 3D printing service bureau located in Columbus, OH. The team at Aerosport quickly formed their plan of action for the project around every part being created by in-house 3D printing capabilities.

Using the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer and several SL machines, Aerosport Modeling & Design was able to create the highest-quality printed parts for the model build. Most of the body panels, the chassis and the tires were printed out of HP PA12 nylon. The window sections, wheels and headlights were printed on a Uniontech RSPro 600 SL machine with Somos EvoLVe 128 resin. All of the clear lenses for the headlights and taillights were printed in Somos’ Water Clear 10122 resin in a Viper Si2. The full model was over 36 inches long and many of the builds took a considerable amount of time. Thanks to the high quality of the prints, the finishing time was greatly reduced over using prints from lower resolution machines.

“Aerosport got it’s start by making stunning, high-end models and has since provided customers across all industries the compelling and affordable prototyping services for more than 20 years,” said Geoff Combs, owner, Aerosport Modeling & Design. “We got the call on this project and I thought about how cool it would be to produce the entire model with our in-house 3D printing capabilities. We got the team together and started looking at all of the files that we had to work with and we came up with a list of which parts would be done in SLA material and which parts would work out best on our new HP Multi-Jet Fusion machine. After that meeting, we were off and printing parts for about a week, with many parts being split up to fit on the machines due to the overall size of the model.”

For more information on how to bring the advantages of Aerosport Modeling and Design to your business, contact us today!

About Aerosport Modeling & Design

Aerosport Modeling & Design, Inc. was established in September 1996. Since the beginning, our goals have been to produce the highest quality prototypes, appearance models, working models and machined parts possible and to meet or exceed client expectations 100% of the time. As a partner in the process, we aim to serve as an extension of our client’s own design and development team. For more than 20 years, Aerosport has served thousands of satisfied clients from many disciplines including automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy, consumer and more.

Contact:

Zac Holcomb

Aerosport Modeling & Design

3DPrint@AerosportModeling.com


October 23, 2017
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Aerosport Modeling Helping Small Business Lower the Cost of Entry for Custom Products with HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Industry leading quality, speed and cost savings available to customers across automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy and consumer markets

Monday, October 23, 2017: Aerosport Modeling & Design, a 3D printing service bureau based in Canal Winchester, OH, has been using HP’s award winning Multi Jet Fusion technology to help local small business achieve custom products with remarkably lower costs than traditional manufacturing processes.

We all know that brand recognition is an important aspect to building a business. This is never more true than with the surging microbrewery industry in the United States. Sometimes it feels like they are popping up on every street corner and in every small town. The local microbrewery in Canal Winchester, OH, Loose Rail Brewing, was looking for that special something to set themselves apart. While kicking ideas around over a few beverages, team members of Loose Rail Brewing and Aerosport came up with a custom fidget spinner with the Loose Rail logo on it. This was a way for Loose Rail to have something truly unique that other breweries weren’t capable of incorporating into their marketing strategy. These items are being used by the sales team at the brewery to spread the word of their unique business with a one-of-a-kind promotional item that cannot usually be afforded by a small business that is just starting out. The response has been impressive and most people can’t believe that the fidget spinner is being 3D printed in one-piece. Recipients of the ‘tokens’ can bring them to the brewery and exchange them for a discounted beverage. This is leaving many of the lucky recipients with the tough decision of keeping the unique item or giving it up for the discount.

Using the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer, Aerosport Modeling & Design is able to offer the highest-quality prototypes as well as high-volume production manufacturing with several styles of finishing. HP’s 3D printing solution lowers the barriers of entry to additive manufacturing by providing faster build speeds, high-quality functional parts, and breakthrough economics. The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 machine operates through a unique Multi-Agent printing process, offering dimensional accuracy, fine aesthetics, and superior mechanical properties. Parts can currently be printed in High Reusability PA 12 Nylon. Additional materials will be available as the largest chemical companies in the world develop certified materials for HP’s Open Materials Platform, providing customers with an ever-growing portfolio of materials for different applications.

“Aerosport has provided customers across all industries the compelling, affordable prototyping services for more than 20 years,” said Geoff Combs, owner, Aerosport Modeling & Design. “In keeping with our commitment to offer the most innovative technologies and competitive pricing in the market, we are proud to be the first service bureau in Ohio to offer HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology. HP has developed a game changing 3D printing solution that will enable Aerosport and our customers to produce production quality parts like never before.”

For more information on how to bring the advantages of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to your business contact Aerosport Modeling.

About Aerosport Modeling & Design

Aerosport Modeling & Design, Inc. was established in September 1996. Since the beginning, our goals have been to produce the highest quality prototypes, appearance models, working models and machined parts possible and to meet or exceed client expectations 100% of the time. As a partner in the process, we aim to serve as an extension of our client’s own design and development team. For more than 20 years, Aerosport has served thousands of satisfied clients from many disciplines including automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy, consumer and more.

Contact:

Zac Holcomb

Aerosport Modeling & Design

3DPrint@AerosportModeling.com


October 5, 2017
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Aerosport Modeling & Design Offers Production Quality Parts with HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Industry leading quality, speed and cost savings available to customers across automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy and consumer markets

Thursday, October 5, 2017:  Aerosport Modeling & Design, a 3D printing service bureau based in Canal Winchester, OH, has added services using HP’s award winning Multi Jet Fusion technology.

“Aerosport has provided customers across all industries the compelling, affordable prototyping services for more than 20 years,” said Geoff Combs, owner, Aerosport Modeling & Design. “In keeping with our commitment to offer the most innovative technologies and competitive pricing in the market, we are proud to be the first service bureau in Ohio to offer HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology. HP has developed a game changing 3D printing solution that will enable Aerosport and our customers to produce production quality parts like never before.”

“As we recognize the impact of the manufacturing industry this week with National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 6, I believe the best is yet to come,” added Combs. “With access to disruptive technologies like HP Multi Jet Fusion we are embarking on the future of manufacturing and entirely new business opportunities.”

Using the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer, Aerosport Modeling & Design is able to offer the highest-quality prototypes as well as high-volume production manufacturing with several styles of finishing. HP’s 3D printing solution lowers the barriers of entry to additive manufacturing by providing faster build speeds, high-quality functional parts, and breakthrough economics. The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 machine operates through a unique Multi-Agent printing process, offering dimensional accuracy, fine aesthetics, and superior mechanical properties. Parts can currently be printed in High Reusability PA 12 Nylon. Additional materials will be available as the largest chemical companies in the world develop certified materials for HP’s Open Materials Platform, providing customers with an ever-growing portfolio of materials for different applications.

For more information on how to bring the advantages of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to your business contact Aerosport Modeling.

About Aerosport Modeling & Design

Aerosport Modeling & Design, Inc. was established in September 1996. Since the beginning, our goals have been to produce the highest quality prototypes, appearance models, working models and machined parts possible and to meet or exceed client expectations 100% of the time. As a partner in the process, we aim to serve as an extension of our client’s own design and development team. For more than 20 years, Aerosport has served thousands of satisfied clients from many disciplines including automotive, medical, electronic, military, aviation, toy, consumer and more.

Contact:

Zac Holcomb

Aerosport Modeling & Design

3DPrint@AerosportModeling.com

 


September 26, 2017
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Our New HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer is Up and Running!

Aerosport Modeling & Design is proud to announce that our new HP Multi-Jet Fusion 3D Printer is installed and is already turning out lots of awesome parts! This new capability is allowing us to continue providing the highest-quality prototypes as well as now providing high-volume production manufacturing with several styles of finishing. The ability to rapidly produce parts in a production nylon material is truly changing the game! Give us a call or send us your file and let us show you what we can do for you. — From the prototype to the finished product with Aerosport Modeling & Design.

Contact us today and let’s ‘Keep Reinventing’ »

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