Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Additive manufacturing for mass production of customised helmets

17 September 2020 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Bicycle helmets made to measure and in an affordable framework for everyone − what was unthinkable a few years ago is now becoming reality thanks to digitalisation and additive manufacturing.

The head is simply scanned with a smartphone app and the process for the custom-made helmet is initiated. Siemens, together with EOS, has supported this vision of bicycle helmet manufacturer, Hexr. Siemens’ Digital Enterprise portfolio consists of software and automation solutions that optimise process steps along the entire value chain of additive manufacturing. This holistic approach is unique in the field of industrialisation of additive manufacturing.

With the help of end-to-end solutions, Siemens has created the digital twin of an industrialised additive manufacturing factory, helping to optimise the design and streamline the production processes for customised bicycle helmets even before production begins. By combining simulation, design optimisation and a high degree of automation in production, the costs per part could be predicted and significantly reduced, allowing Hexr to scale the scan-to-print application to mass production.

For more information contact Jennifer Naidoo, Siemens Digital Industries, +27 11 652 2795, jennifer.naidoo@siemens.com, www.siemens.co.za


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