experienced. Multiple design iterations and a lengthy testing procedure can make the helmet manufacturing process expensive and time-consuming.
To make sure a helmet performs in accordance with the latest standards, which incorporates increased protection for both linear and rotational motion, it requires another level in helmet development and testing. Thanks to MIPS’ FEA method brands are now able to expedite both the development and testing process, while also reducing costs and cutting the length of time to bring a safer helmet to market.
MIPS now offers brands its virtual testing service where helmets can be compared and tested in accordance with a wide range of standards. The first testing standard to utilize the FEA testing method will be ECE 22.06, which includes testing for rotational motion - the foundation of MIPS’ existence.
Benefits of the Finite Element Analysis
● Enables brands to understand earlier in the development cycle how the helmet will perform in both linear and rotational testing. FEA utilizes CAD files during the virtual tests.
● Brands can optimize the helmet's performance from a safety perspective
● Faster product development, with fewer iterations and less re-tooling
● Environmentally friendly with less consumed material and shipping
● More cost-effective and expedited development results in riders having access to a superior level of safety
To learn more about protection and innovation behind MIPS please visit MIPSProtection.com.