Custom Molded U-Channel Helmet Edge


  • Custom Molded U-Channel Helmet Edge Ref: 105504

    After years of struggling with "spaghetti" boxes of extruded rubber u-channels, this military and government contractor turned to Custom Rubber Corp. to find a better solution to cover the rough edges of the Kevlar helmets. These helmets come in three different sizes and are contoured to protect the back of the head and neck while allowing for full visibility.

    The work of taking a straight-line extrusion and trying to make it conform to the ups and downs of the helmet edge took more than 15 minutes per helmet. Custom Rubber Corp. designed and built a mold to make the first, highest volume, sized helmet edging—and preliminary trials suggest assembly time could be cut to less than 5 minutes.

    Another part of the challenge was finding a material that met a somewhat outdated government specification, was cost effective, matched the Pantone green requirement, and was able to accept and hold the different colored paints applied to the helmet; black, green, tan, blue, etc. After a few attempts, Custom Rubber, together with our material supplying partners, was able to submit a material that was approved.

    The rubber parts pictured are not in stock or for sale. These are examples of custom-manufactured products that illustrate Custom Rubber Corp.'s capabilities. Contact us with information on your needs.