Startup’s Bike Helmet is Custom Fit, 3D Printed Honeycomb

Hexr helmet. (Image courtesy of HEXR.)

The use of 3D printed honeycomb material to pad helmets has been practiced now for years. But the process continues to be refined. The latest company to do this is London-based Hexr with a bioplastic called Polyamide-11 made from castor bean oil. The honeycomb shape underneath the custom bike helmet offers riders better protection than foam based helmets, according to the company.
Hexr claims that the honeycomb absorbs impact 68 percent more effectively…