Mines’ Advanced Manufacturing Program Director Craig Brice and several of his students worked with Adam Savage on an episode of “Savage Builds,” a brand-new series premiering on the Discovery Channel on June 14. The series is all about extreme and innovative engineering challenges.
Brice partnered with ADAPT member company EOS to design and build a 3D-printed titanium suit of armor inspired by the Iron Man films. But Savage and the team didn’t stop there—with the help of a customized Gravity Jet Suit designed by Richard Browning’s Gravity Industries, the suit actually flew.
Pictured to the right is the full titanium suit, and above, Craig Brice shakes the Iron Man–gloved hand of show creator Adam Savage. The glove represents about 25 of the approximately 250 3D-printed pieces that went into the suit. Brice’s project was chosen for the premier episode, which airs on June 14 on the Discovery Channel. Read an interview with Brice that outlines the details of the project, and check out these teaser videos from Savage’s Instagram feed: Brice outfitting Savage with glove pieces, and the suit flight test.
Post-show “behind the scenes” video: https://www.cnet.com/news/adam-savage-tests-an-iron-man-suit-that-really-flies-go-behind-the-scenes/