Iron Man 2 Suits Were Made with Hi-Tech 3D Printers

By: Katherine Vong - Published: May 17, 2010 • References: ironmanmovie.marvel & geek
A new wave of costume design has hit Hollywood: the Iron Man 2 suits from the box-office-crushing hit were by a 3D printer.

The 3D printer by Object Geometries, to be exact. The Iron Man 2 suits worn by Tony Stark and his enemy Whiplash were fashioned by the film's production company Legacy Effects using a 3D printer that applies an ink cartridge of powered plastic. The result is a super thin layer of plastic, which is then "cured" with ultraviolet light and made pretty with paint. Stats for 3D Printed Body Armor Trending: Older & Buzzing
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