Our Process and Production
Concept and Illustration
From artist illustrations to 3D printed models, our R&D and engineering teams meticulously develop helmets that meet the highest quality standards and customer expectations with consideration of the tooling strength, impact testing restrictions and other factors. Strategic’s personnel consult with our client throughout the development phase. Concept iterations are sent for client feedback and modifications are completed accordingly.
Clay and Shaping
From artist illustrations to 3D printed models, our R&D and engineering teams meticulously develop helmets that meet the highest quality standards and customer expectations with considerations to the tooling strength, impact testing restrictions and other factors. Consulting with our client throughout the development phase, concept iterations are sent for feedback and modifications are completed accordingly.
Once the clay model is created and approved by you the client, it is scanned and our engineers go to work on the surfaces. As helmets have multiple angles and surface curvatures, 3D helmet files can prove exceptionally difficult. In addition, all of this must be done while considering tooling strength and impact testing restrictions. But with our experienced staff you can be sure your project is in practiced hands.
Our in-house labs put products and incoming materials through a gauntlet of vigorous tests including impact resistance, accelerated weathering for product lifespan and many others. Batch samples are also tested throughout the production cycle. This multi-point quality control system ensures that the product quality and integrity are protected.
Once the 3D rendering is finalized and approved, we move on to molding and tooling. Strategic is unique in that we produce all EPS tooling files and molds in-house. In addition, all our plastic components are made in-house with injection molding presses. ISO requirements are followed to achieve best production results.
Graphics Selection When a helmet meets the client’s approval it’s time to choose graphics to bring more life to the design. Whether choosing from open graphics, designing custom art, or having one of our team create the helmet graphics for you. Your options have very few boundaries, from our full colour in-mold printing to waterslide decals we take great care in the quality and clarity of our printing.
Paint and Materails Selection
Once you have chosen a graphic or prefer to keep your helmet clean and simple, the next step is selecting paint and materials for your helmet and its accessories. From the straps and buckles to the retention system and padding you will be offered every possible colour, texture and material option for designing at every detail. With a near limitless options in colours, you can make as loud or understated a look you wish.
Sampling & Review
Nearing the last stages of your helmets development we will mock up a helmet including the package design you want. Whether it’s working out the final details with you in our factory or by shipping samples to you for confirmation ,our goal is ensuring that you are fully satisfied with your helmet before production.
Our manufacturing facilities support small and large volumes as well as simultaneous production of multiple helmet SKUs and components. The Strategic team along with our engineering capabilities and automated systems ensures that each helmet delivered is impeccable and enables us to meet tight timelines and the demands of the evolving headgear market.