We all remember when Tony Stark painstakingly built the Iron Man suit which would allow him to become the superhero he was meant to be.
And now, following in Tony’s ingenius footsteps, Adam Savage from MythBusters has had a crack at making an Iron Man suit for himself.
Crafted mostly using 3D-printed titanium, this shiny silver suit is fitted with no fewer than five 1,000-horsepower mini jet engines. Other parts have been made using urethane, fiberglass and 3D-printed nylon.
It took one hell of a team to bolt, rivet, grind, glue, cast, wire, pad, and paint the #IronMan suit you saw on camera. @JonMarcu, Marcos Ramirez, @KayteSabicer, Ken Chung and of course @donttrythis poured so much love and sweat into making it happen. #savagebuilds pic.twitter.com/KlLYmzqk14
— Jen Schachter (@schac_attack) June 16, 2019
Although you probably wouldn’t risk whizzing off into space while wearing it, this suit is capable of hovering an approximate 15 feet (4.5 metres) above ground level, which is pretty damn cool.
Savage created this incredible suit for his new eight-part series, Savage Builds, with assistance from a team of scientists from the Colorado School of Mines.
Speaking with CNET, Savage said:
It sounds like hyperbole, but I swear… if Tony Stark was not fictional and he was building an Iron Man suit right now, this is precisely how he would do it and this is the exact technology he’d be using.
Following a daring test flight at a San Francisco-based air hangar, Savage added:
That was the most fun I’ve ever had with 1,000 horsepower in my whole life,
That was astounding.
It’s good to see how Tony Stark’s inventive spirit lives on, continuing to inspire others to keep curious about science and technology.
Savage Builds will premiere June 21 on the Science Channel and will also air on the Discovery Channel.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.