Body Armour Ltd are the manufacturer of
wear for rugby players. They came up with a new design and commissioned 3D Print to help them with their tooling.
3D Print developed an 8 step process.
1. Assessment of the
situation and analysed work
undertaken to date.
2. Redrew the tooling
using our in house 3D CAD designers.
3. Printed a flexible
proof or prototype of what the tools
would produce when they are in production.
4. The prototype was
checked for errors and the tooling
drawings were altered to suit.
5. Solid patterns were
printed using 3D Print technology.
6. The patterns were
delivered to a foundry partner for the
tools to be cast in aluminium.
7. The aluminium tools were delivered to the machine
shop for mounting and guides to be installed.
8. The punch and die
set is operating as per requirements
headgear is in full production.
The true benefit for Body Armour was that since 3D Print got
involved in this project they are able to deliver on-time their
international pre-sales of the headgear.