Carbon and Riddell Team Up for 3D Printed Helmet Liners
Carbon is teaming up with sports equipment manufacturer, Riddell, to create 3D printed football helmet padding.
This “Diamond Technology” custom fits helmet liners to each individual player based on dimensions and position. The basic idea is that the liner will revert to its original form after a collision that might otherwise affect its shape.
“We scan heads, and then you’ve got the shell of the helmet,” Carbon co-founder and CEO Joseph DeSimone told TechCrunch. “The gap between the head and the shell is now customized. That space is now custom to everybody, and we fill that space with a lattice that controls the impact of the sport. It allows you to get really great performance as you control the impact that the players see.”