Making/Carving Perfect Helmet From Aliminium Block With 5 Axis Machine

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Daishin Seiki Corporation is a leading provider of prototypes to the motorsport industry and specializes in technologically sophisticated parts and 5-axis manufacturing.

image/text credit:  DAISHIN SEIKI RYOSUKE OMACHI

The Performance Racing Helmet was commissioned to celebrate Daishin Seikis 50th anniversary. This full face helmet won the gold medal in the prestigious Mori-Seiki Dream Cutting Contest 2009.

As you can see in the video below, the machine, guided by Open Mind’s sophisticated 3D design software – HyperMill, simply turns the workpiece in five axes of motion any more would be redundant to remove material in every conceivable spot to end up with a seamless, intricate sculpture as illustrated in the above image.

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The Daishin helmet was strictly developed as a showpiece for Machine Tool World Exposition, a biannual trade show of machining companies.

VIADAISHIN SEIKI RYOSUKE OMACHI
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