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James Bruton of Southampton, UK, (whose DIY vacuum forming machine project was featured on the blog) wrote in to share his technique for molding and casting parts for his Iron Man costume.

I designed this part for my life size iron Man suit in Autodesk 123D and had it printed at Shapeways. Then I made mould from it and cast a pair in solid polyurethane plastic.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net