Our customer thoroughly evaluated and tested the helmet pad prototypes in order to ensure that they performed as required. Once the prototypes were approved, the customer issued a purchase order for production tooling so that we would be equipped to mass produce parts for their product launch.
We then proceeded to build a multi-cavity production tool. This required that we have several more tool cavities machined out of 6061 aluminum. When the additional cavities were complete, the expert craftsmen in our tool shop assembled them into our proprietary tool base. Our R&D team used the new production tool to compression mold first article parts for customer approval. The first article parts were approved by our customer soon thereafter.
We then built the production tooling for this pad and have been manufacturing these pads for several years. Since then, this customer has had us develop other molded foam helmet pads for their product line. The relationship has developed into a mutually successful partnership and we look forward to continued growth with this customer.
Please contact Flextech if you have an idea for a new product you would like to develop, or a problem you would like our sales and engineering experts to help you solve. We look forward to an opportunity to work with you.