A few weeks ago I saw Man of Steel and I must admit I was very impressed. Now, I am no film critic, I’m just your average movie goer looking for 2 hours (or 3) of mind numbing action and entertainment. Man of Steel delivered all that and then some, and it was just what I was looking for.
Anyway, there was one thing in the movie that bugged me a little, and I had some difficulty rationalizing it until today. Where did Superman’s costume come from? In Man of Steel, the super suit just seems to appear out of nowhere onboard a ship that had been buried in ice for a few thousand years. How did it get there?
Was it left behind by some ancient Krypronian? Not likely. The “S” insignia of House El emblazoned on the chest of the super suit kind of knocks that theory out of the water. I was honestly puzzled over this one for a while and truthfully could not come up with another theory until today.
After doing some research on the future uses of 3D printers I ran across a Youtube video (see below) and a press release from GarmentPrinting.com. The company, which according to their website is already an industry leading promotional clothing company and apparel decoration agency, has thrown their hat into the 3D printing fray. The company has recently announced that they will be focusing on ‘the ability to print 3D clothes’.
“It seems that direct-to-garment printing technology is old hat now,” says Garment Printing CEO Gavin Drake. “Only a few years ago DTG t-shirt printing became the new printing technology, replacing traditional transfer printing techniques with lower costs and higher quality, but it is still developing day by day and the ability to personalize a t-shirt in seconds is a reality. But to be able to personalize custom clothes with 3D printing at this stage seems unreal. We need to make it real and this is our mission,” continued Gavin.
You can read the full article at this link
After all, if we are printing bikini’s today, superman suits can be that far away even for us. I can only imagine what Kryptonians can/could do.