James Bruton, the mind behind XRobots, is one of thousands of makers around the world who chooses to use a LulzBot printer.
One of his latest endeavors for the LulzBot TAZ printer is creating a 3D printed Alien Xenomorph suit. With such a complicated cosplay project, Bruton has relied on the use of a flexible dual extruder, printing with ABS and NinjaFlex filaments at the same time.
This special extruder, still in development by the research and development team at LulzBot, allows Bruton to print pieces for the suit to be flexible enough to allow the arm to be put on without impeding full range of motion.
In the world of 3D printed costumes and cosplay, James Bruton has become a pioneer and driving force towards more realistic props and costumes.
Filed Under: 3D printing • additive manufacturing • stereolithography