When talented Star Wars fans work at a company that sells carbon fiber, it’s only a matter of time before they construct something awesome in honor of the 501st Legion. Check out this rather innovative Stormtrooper armor made from carbon fiber!
Leonard Carson, an engineering technician for San Diego Composites, had been toying around with this idea of a carbon fiber Stormtrooper for a long time. He finally convinced three of his engineering co-workers to jump on board with turning this carbon fiber idea, into a carbon fiber reality. Being the huge Star War fans that they are, and often working with the material for their composites company, I’d have to guess not too much convincing was necessary.
And so the thought process began. There was a lot to consider for this project, especially cost. We all know how pricey our precious carbon fiber material can be. Other than that, the four troopers needed to think about the most logical tooling, finishing and best processes to use. They used all grade A materials from a local supplier, and their employer, San Diego Composites, donated some resources to the project as well.
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Star Wars Fans + Carbon Fiber Enthusiasts = Carbon Fiber Stormtroopers