The leaders at the forefront of 3D printing Stratasys announced that it’s technology (Object Connex) was used to create the Robocop 3D printed suit featured in the very recent Robocop movie. And just take a look at that suit, it’s so badass I would wear that to a beach party.
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3D printing takes a lot of technical ability in perfecting the right style and ensuring all measurements are accurate. There’s a lot of room for error but with the rise and advancements of technology, 3D printing is becoming easier.
For the Robocop movie, Stratasys teamed up with Legacy Effects in order to create the special effects. The whole suit was carefully crafted by the Stratasys team whilst considering the variables that would alter dependant on the scene in the movie.
If you look closely at the detail on the Robocop 3D printed suit you can see the individuals elements of the print. From shoulder pads to arms. The chest area has been designed in grave detail giving the appearance of a really ‘techy’ attire.
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“The role that 3D printing has in making these suits, especially the Robocop suit, was it was the master tool. I mean once all the 3D assets were all done and finalised machines were just outputting part after part for about 3 weeks straight of all the main components”.
There’re many software that enable users to produce 3D modelling for example: Autodesk’s 3D Max or Maya which’re used by specialist 3D graphic designers. 3D models must be measured precisely in order to render the correct measurements, especially if the material is to be worn.
3D print has really innovated the path for the future of material generation and production. What’re your thoughts on Robocop’s cool suit?