If you have subscribed the our YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/MajorSpoilersVideo), you know we’ve been increasing our coverage of 3D printing pop culture items. We’re still a ways away from printing gigantic pieces, but this new Arkham Origins Batman suit inspires us look to the future!

In a recent collaboration between several companies, a Batman suit was created, using advanced 3D modeling and 3D printing techniques.Tundra Designs, Gauntlet FX, and Crimson Coscrafts teamed to create what may be the most incredible 3D printed Batman suit that I have ever seen. The project was privately commissioned by Stevie Dee of Crimson Coscrafts, and undertaken by Tundra Designs and Gauntlet FX. The Arkham Origins suit was first 3D modeled before being 3D printed. Then a mold was created in order to cast it for creation of the final product.

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Mind. Blown. My MakerBot Replicator 2 could probably get half of the helmet printed in one go, but having a high-end, giant printer (like the MakerBot Replicator Z18), would get us closer to printing our own costumes for the next major comic book or pop culture convention.

While you may be drooling as much as I am over this costume, friend of Major Spoilers, Bill Doran, who makes his living building props has a different take on 3D printing when it comes to costume making.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

1 Comment

  1. Yet another reason I wish I had access to a 3D printer. I’ve seen some great cosplay bits made with one (like Digimon tags and crests, custom Lantern rings and even a few nifty Power Rangers custom power coins), but nothing quite as complex as this.

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