April 22, 2012

This is video uploaded by James Bruton of Southampton, UK about how he made the 3D printed Hop Pod for his life size Iron Man suit. This piece is 0.9mm thick to save on plastic/costs. He designed it in Autodesk 123D and had it printed at Shapeways. You can find them in his Shapeways store.

"Possibly other detail parts, it's not really economical for large pieces at the moment, although I'll probably design other 3D printed things like robots parts etc too."

He built the Iron Man suit using 10mm thick Plastazote LD45 foam and hot PVA glue. The detail parts for the ear and shoulder pivot are made from clay and bottle tops and then moulded and casted in resin.

See how it looks like...Very cool! He documented his technique in his blog so you can follow up his progress.


Photo credit/Source: Xrobots



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