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eBlox Launches Hard Hat Customizer for 3M

3M's Hard Hat Customizer screen shot

We’re pleased to announce the launch of 3M™’s Hard Hat Customizer, a nifty tool that allows buyers to configure and preview custom hard hats and then send them on for production. This is the first tool of its kind for 3M’s Personal Safety Division, and includes real-time logo preview, text imprint preview, and even allows buyers to see what Scotchlite™ reflective material and Uvicator™ sensors look like on their hat.

Buyers can upload their own logos or choose from a variety of stock logos, and the system, developed entirely in Java and JSF by eBlox, handles submissions, review, revision and approval, as well as replacement of logos where necessary.

eBlox designed the user experience, interface and workflow for the system, in collaboration with 3M. Key features include rules-based configuration options (in other words, certain options invalidate others); complete logo and project management for users; a low-friction approval process; and a cool drop-down calculator that shows the pricing details of your order at any time during the process. Check it out if you get a chance, and order some hard hats!