• Question: Can you make a perfect fitting body Armour out of a 3D printer?

    Asked by 13yokeeffe to Steve on 13 Jan 2015.
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      Steve Cox answered on 13 Jan 2015:

      Yes you can – by taking a 3D scan of your body you get a perfect model of it. You can then design the armour around that model and when it’s printed it will fit you perfectly.

      Recently I saw an example on the internet of someone who’d used 3D printing to make a complete set of Batman armour for him to wear (presumably for when he went out in Gotham City!). That was a pretty cool project.

      3D printing is very good at making things to fit you perfectly, I know soon there will be a development that uses facial scans and 3D printing so that if you wear glasses (or sunglasses) you can have them made to fit perfectly to your face.