Designer builds intricate 3D printed Iron Man Hulkbuster suit
James Bruton, an Avengers fan and a 3D printing hobbyist is obsessed with the Iron Man movie franchise and have a liking for Marvel Comics. Taking his love to new height as compared to a normal fan, the enthusiastic designer is building up a Life-Size 3D Printed Iron Man Hulkbuster Suit that is inspired by the upcoming superhero movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Using progressive technology, James goal is to create a free-standing costume suit that is actually wearable and functional. The project was divided into multiple steps by the designer and involves months of hard work and commitment.
The structural parts for the Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster 3D printed suit are manufactured in multiple installations using two 3D printers working together. Using his knowledge of CAD design and complex 3D printing, James created an organized frame for the suit. The initial concept and design was built using new 3D printed pieces and then a model with segmented cardboard parts was created. Thus, with the production of each 3D printed permanent piece, the cardboard parts were removed and replaced by them.
Bruton used the 3D printer for building lightweight parts that would obey the hands. The parts allowing cords to manipulate the fingers are printed in nylon and painted with red automotive paint. Going from initial sketches and design concept, the objective of the designer was to incorporate locked joints for freestanding costume to climb inside, easy handling for walking in the costume, suspension and tethering of arms for natural appearance and hinged body panels to enclose the user.
The Life-Size 3D Printed Iron Man Hulkbuster Suit by James Bruton is an amazing masterpiece that has its own Wi-Fi hotspot. It can be controlled by a tablet/smartphone from inside & outside and a using a Joystick for the arms/hands and other functions.