- Mips device design: multi-directional impact protection system, a thin layer between the foam and the inner liner in the bicycle helmet, to reduce the rotational force during the collision when the impact is frozen
- Using high-quality ABS shell, high-density eps foam, certified by DOT
- Comes with a piece of pinlock30, which can be used with a helmet to provide anti-fog effect when riding in winter
- The metal quick-release buckle design ensures safety and is easy to put on and take off the helmet
- Mouth, head, and tail vents are designed to ensure air circulation; plus nose guard design to reduce fog generation
- Dual lens design, built-in black inner lens that can be pulled down, effectively blocking strong light
- Details: Removable and washable fleece lining, Bluetooth slot (to install Bluetooth headset), glasses slot (to wear glasses and use helmet)
- Suitable for heated lenses, can be used in colder weather, such as snowmobile helmet
A Good Mold is Worth Millions
The most important aspect is the molding of the helmet. A good helmet mold can be worth millions of dollars. The cost of creating the mold is high and increases with the complexity of the helmet design. The ILM 129M is a helmet developed by ILM and MIPS in collaboration, with MIPS liner protection, suitable for multiple scenarios. The mold for this helmet needs to consider the design of all aspects of the helmet, thus making it very expensive. Only high-quality molds can produce a large quantity of high-precision and safety standard-compliant helmets.
MIPS gives you effective protectionMIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) is a patented technology designed to improve helmet safety by reducing rotational forces that can cause brain injuries in the event of a crash.MIPS technology consists of a low-friction layer inside the helmet that allows the helmet to move slightly upon impact, reducing the rotational forces that can cause brain injuries. This technology has been extensively tested and has been shown to reduce the risk of brain injury in helmeted sports. MIPS technology is now used in helmets for a wide range of activities, including cycling, skiing, and snowboarding, among others.
How the Helmet is Molded
The helmet forming process involves shaping materials into a specific form or shape by applying pressure or heat. To make a helmet, the manufacturer first creates a mold, which is a hollow object that is the same shape as the helmet. The precision of the mold often directly determines the quality of the helmet.
The mold is usually made of metal and consists of two halves, one used for the top and the other for the bottom. The manufacturer then heats the thermoplastic material to a specific temperature and injects it into the mold under high pressure. The material is then cooled and hardened, taking on the shape of the mold. After the helmet has cooled, the mold is opened and the helmet is removed.
Why Most Factories Use ABS for Mold Opening
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a common thermoplastic used in the manufacturing of helmets. ABS is durable, lightweight, and has excellent impact resistance, making it an ideal material for helmet production. It is also easy to mold and has a low melting point, which makes it easy to work with. Additionally, ABS has excellent dimensional stability, meaning that it maintains its shape and size even under extreme conditions.
Helmet material EPS that is easily misunderstood.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam is commonly used in helmet manufacturing due to its excellent shock absorption properties. The foam is made up of small air pockets trapped in a matrix of polystyrene beads, providing effective energy absorption during impact. EPS foam helps reduce the force transmitted to the head during a collision, thus minimizing the risk of head injury. It is widely used in the helmet industry, including for construction worker helmets, and so on.
Therefore, do not misunderstand EPS foam. Some unscrupulous bloggers may post unprofessional testing videos online, including attacking the EPS foam inside helmets. It is incorrect to believe that EPS foam, as a material inside the helmet, cannot provide protection for the helmet.
The helmet molding process is the most crucial step in helmet manufacturing. A good mold is worth millions of dollars, and ILM's investment in this area is always cost-free. Producing safer and higher quality helmets is our company's vision. Whether the shell is made of ABS or the EPS foam inside the helmet, it will eventually undergo laboratory testing before being sent to every customer. ILM will continue to collaborate with more companies with patented technologies in the future to develop more types of helmets.