View Full Version : CNC machined Motocross helmet


Kasey74
02-12-2010, 04:51:43 PM
Amazing detail that went into this project... http://www.motocrossactionmag.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=A38BC306F6EC4BCC94238FBE4D52D213

Twisted_Metal
02-12-2010, 05:03:57 PM
Jaw-dropping amazing!!!! :D :cool:

ATM
02-12-2010, 05:16:58 PM
That is amazing. Although I am not sure I would want a metal helmet on my head. I'd rather something like that break then smash.

BTTB71SS
02-12-2010, 05:17:47 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!

That was :cool:

badazz70z28
02-12-2010, 05:27:24 PM
i'd buy it if helmet laws were manditory in maine, but until they take that right away i might aswell enjoy it.

Kamikaze
02-12-2010, 05:33:15 PM
I'm a big fan of Billet and Carbon Fiber products.

A carbon fiber helmet is nothing new and I love them

A billet helmet is nice to look and and appreciate all the work put into it!
But like others have said, I wouldn't want to wear it for protection!

Twisted_Metal
02-12-2010, 05:54:46 PM
I'm pretty sure it's worthless as a helmet.

I think it was selected to show the capabilities of the machine and programming.

badazz70z28
02-12-2010, 05:58:22 PM
i am sure it is as useful as Duddley's in Wild Hogs,not at all.

muscl car
02-12-2010, 07:18:02 PM
I'm a big fan of Billet and Carbon Fiber products.

A carbon fiber helmet is nothing new and I love them

A billet helmet is nice to look and and appreciate all the work put into it!
But like others have said, I wouldn't want to wear it for protection!


something like this sy ..................

http://images.speedwaymotors.com/RS/SR/Product/210214_L.jpg

Kamikaze
02-12-2010, 07:21:27 PM
Yup!

But mine is actually a Simpson Bandit version...a.k.a. Darth Vader

muscl car
02-12-2010, 07:23:26 PM
Yup!

But mine is actually a Simpson Bandit version...a.k.a. Darth Vader


those simpson bandits are awesome helmets and i'm thinking of getting the base version bandit when i start drag racing

Aceshigh
02-12-2010, 07:27:30 PM
That was SICK!!!!!

replacement visors would be UNGODLY expensive. :crazy:

Man I wonder how long it will be before we can make a full size car
body with something like this and how much it would cost!!!

Kasey74
02-12-2010, 09:47:06 PM
..im guessing by the "50th anniversary" on the back of the billet aluminum helmet, it might have been made for Yamaha as a trophy/commemorative project, since they recently celebrated their 50th... http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=yamaha+50th+anniversary&meta=&aq=2&oq=yamaha+50th

Kasey74
02-12-2010, 09:55:03 PM
seems like a lot of the manufacturers are doing the carbon fibre helmet, ...last time i was at the local motorcycle shop, they had an HJC carbon for about $550, on sale, in canadian dolla's, as well as some shoies, and aries for a bit more $ http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=carbon%20fibre%20helmet&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Nitroexpress
02-12-2010, 11:47:14 PM
Ace they already have 5 axis machines big enough to do a full sized car.The big three use these types of machines to build proto type bodies.Most cars are not done out of clay durring the design stage any more. Some are but not all.A lot of them start out as foam block cut out on a 5 axis then covered in a polymer skin to represent the metal surface...Tons of applications for these machines!!! They are BIG money!!! My uncle's tool & die shop was looking to get one but couldn't justify the price..Man I begged him to get it...I was even willing to go back to school to learn the programing to run it...They opted to get two smaller CNC mills a couple lathes & another sheet metal laser cutter....For the same if not less cost of a mid sized 5 axis :eek: !!!!

Lowend
02-13-2010, 01:34:40 AM
allow me to up the CNC ante
http://www.carvinchannel.com/index.php

noobwrench
02-13-2010, 03:41:04 AM
I cant even imagine writing a program to make that helmet on a 5 axis. It would be easier to learn sheet music, and compose a symphony from scratch.

Kasey74
02-13-2010, 11:58:28 AM
I cant even imagine writing a program to make that helmet on a 5 axis. It would be easier to learn sheet music, and compose a symphony from scratch. ...you mean you dont just stick the aluminum block in and hit the "go" button, lol:crazy: Seriously...ya, no kidding, there's machinists in the one of the shops i go to that have problems doing programming for a peice of pipe to get threaded. I've also heard of some laser scanning equipment that can scan an object, and build a program with the laser scan readout. pretty sure the mx helmet was a one-off design though...

noobwrench
02-13-2010, 01:41:51 PM
...you mean you dont just stick the aluminum block in and hit the "go" button, lol:crazy: Seriously...ya, no kidding, there's machinists in the one of the shops i go to that have problems doing programming for a peice of pipe to get threaded. I've also heard of some laser scanning equipment that can scan an object, and build a program with the laser scan readout. pretty sure the mx helmet was a one-off design though...
Even with something that automated, you'd still spend a ton of time making sure tool pathing was correct.

FreedomPenguin
02-13-2010, 02:27:41 PM
gotta start somewhere, more you do the more efficient we are going to get.

muscl car
02-13-2010, 02:31:12 PM
seems like a lot of the manufacturers are doing the carbon fibre helmet, ...last time i was at the local motorcycle shop, they had an HJC carbon for about $550, on sale, in canadian dolla's, as well as some shoies, and aries for a bit more $ http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=carbon%20fibre%20helmet&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi


alot of pavement and dirt track drivers are starting to use bill simpsons "impact" carbon fiber helmets as they're so much lighter and won't fatique your neck muscles as quickly as a standard racing helmet