INTRODUCING HEXO,
THE WORLD'S FIRST CUSTOM-MADE HELMET

INTRODUCING HEXO,
THE WORLD'S FIRST CUSTOM-MADE HELMET

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NO TWO HEADS ARE THE SAME. WHY SHOULD HELMETS BE?

Our heads are anatomically unique. Measuring approximately isn’t good enough, and introduces safety risks. That’s why we developed a tailoring process to fit you perfectly.

The most important piece of cycling gear should have the perfect fit not a 4cm tolerance.

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What makes Hexo unique

Breakthrough
Safety

Foam is great for packaging or insulation, but not protecting your head. Our patent pending inner structure, designed at the University of Oxford, actively controls impacts 68% better.

PERFECT
FIT

Every Hexo helmet is a one off. Made to the precise dimensions and curvature of your head, based on a 30,000-point scan accurate to the nearest millimetre - less than the width of a hair.

ADVANCED RISK
REDUCTION

Because Hexo spreads the energy from an impact, the peak force is dramatically reduced (compared to foam). And with that, so is your risk of traumatic brain injury.

FOR ALL SHAPES
AND SIZES

No need to guess if you’re an M or an L, or wrap a tape measure around your head. With our scanning app, we can create an accurate 30,000-point 3D mesh in seconds.

“THE VISION OF HEXO IS TO PRODUCE A HELMET THAT PERFORMS BETTER THAN ANY OTHER IN THE WORLD, HELPING ATHLETES EXCEL AND SAVING LIVES.”

What Next?

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3D printed on demand

We take your data and use selective laser sintering (SLS) to fuse a unique honeycomb structure that’s made from 100% renewable raw materials.

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smarter material stress response

The core unit of each Hexo is a single hexagonal cell. When strain is applied to one, it buckles and bends - softening to reduce pressure (compared to foam, which hardens at high impact).

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advanced impact control

During an impact, the contact area on your helmet grows. As it does that, more Hexo cells activate. That means the energy is spread and controlled more effectively.

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X8 BETTER THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Hexo’s internal structure is made from Polyamide 11, a material that conducts heat x8 better than foam (which is an insulating material). Once that heat escapes, it’s vented out by cool air channelled beneath the outer shell

Hexo began at University College London (UCL). Founder Jamie Cook, under the supervision of leading material scientist Prof Mark Miodownik, started his investigation into materials and structures. “Cellular structures have the highest crush strength to weight ratio. That’s a great mechanical property when you’re trying to make a bicycle helmet - which needs to be both safe and lightweight.” Foam’s pressure response is limited. There are only a few variables to play with: it’s quite basic in that sense. We’re 60 years down the road with foam helmets - and even though they’re only 30% efficient at absorbing energy, we’ve pretty much done everything we can do. With 3D printing we’re starting on a new road which has got incredible opportunities for further optimisation, design and change. What we’re developing now is a real synergy between material science, manufacturing and technology - coming together to unlock things that were never possible before.

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