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How to Build combat suit? What materials are needed for bulletproofing? Cheapest materials that can be used safely? Answered

I have some designs I'm mainly looking for recommendations and references for the materials needed. Also need some advice on kinetic energy replacement for high drops and jumps. Frame material needs to be light weight and strong. Outer armor will be interchangeable. Weapons are still in development more posted later. Also all metals must be nonferrous.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Best Answer 8 years ago

Look into the work of Troy Hurtubise - he's been working on a suit to protect him from bear attacks, "Project Grizzly".

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EmmanuelB72
EmmanuelB72

Reply 2 years ago

have you proven it

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 2 years ago

You'd have to ask Troy - google for "Troy Hurtubise bear suit".

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 8 years ago

+1. Is that the "ursus" suit or similar?

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KR_688
KR_688

8 months ago

I know that force fields are completely sci-fi, but i've been trying to develop tech for a full body suit and making it 100% defensive. force fields are actually possible if people got together and put their resources together.

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MisterQED
MisterQED

Reply 8 months ago

How are force fields possible? The only even vaguely possible idea is to repel the incoming projectiles with outgoing projectiles or lasers.
If we knew how to do it and just needed to figure out power then that would be one thing but we don't even know where to start.

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MaxH62
MaxH62

Reply 4 months ago

Well first off your comment contradicts itself. and secondly people coming together and sharing resources doesn't make the impossible possible. Thirdly theoretically force fields are possible but they wouldn't look structured or glow bright colors anything like in sci-fi, its similar to light-sabers where yes its possible to build but its incredibly impractical because of the energy needed to sustain it. a force field can be generated by keeping a plasma arc suspended in a field but you'd need to constantly be feeding it incredible amounts of power to run it that wouldn't be feasible for a personal shield. and even if one was built in a doorway being a few inches thick you could also just walk through it with electronically insulated high heat clothing.

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Wolf Warrior
Wolf Warrior

1 year ago

Ok i know this will sound crazy but what about a magnetic field mecanism, it’s like the hole suit is an electric magnet that can push or deviate any metal around us, like bullets or knives, i know this sounds verry sci-fi, but i think is posibile

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Mhuirt1
Mhuirt1

Reply 8 months ago

Think more along the lines of rail gun technology
(high speed pulsed energy bursts) then you can start adjusting for non ferrous objects.

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MaxH62
MaxH62

Reply 4 months ago

To be clear, rail guns don't shoot energy, they use a line of of electromagnets powered either in a projectile pass series (all the magnets are activated and as the ferromagnetic "bullet" passes each one its turned off) or selected series (each one is powered for a split second then turned off as the next is powered on, and the more power efficient of the two)

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MisterQED
MisterQED

Reply 1 year ago

Magnets only attract affected metals. Many metals are non-magnetic and are completely unaffected. Repelling metals with magnets is VERY complicated and very power intensive. Most bullets are lead and copper which are both non-magnetic.

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ranevedant16
ranevedant16

1 year ago

But instead of making a heavy all out body armour type skeleton to save money why dont you make a an exoskeleton for limbs which can easily increase the strength endurance and speed of the soldier you can add high intensity metric bearings used in car engines on the joints for extra range of motion . We have already developed different ways of stopping bullets through kevlar and other means

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EmmanuelB72
EmmanuelB72

2 years ago

I HAVE COOL THEORY'S ON HOW TO MAKE A SUITE WITH A MECHANICAL TOOL:ASTRO SUIT PROTOTYPES

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dagrremlin
dagrremlin

8 years ago

Are you designing the suit on the physiological movements of the human body or the the mechanics? such as emg and or eeg sensors?

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

8 years ago

Look into the 1997 "North Hollywood Shootout". It involved the LAPD and a pair of bank robbers that were covered head to toe in homemade body armor... Although they didn't succeed in escaping, there suits were rather well made against the fire power of the police. There's a number of videos, as the shootout was on live TV. I would think with some research you could find out what kind of materials they used...

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DaVinciStein
DaVinciStein

Answer 8 years ago

They just sewed together bulletproof vest and added panels. I'm more of the exoskeleton designs kind of guy.

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Miltarymastermind
Miltarymastermind

Answer 8 years ago

I am currently working on a suit myself (the internal working) I would to work with I think my skills and resources would help in your venture .

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frollard
frollard

8 years ago

so basically you're making non-iron man :)

Realistically none of the above (mentioned in your question) is possible on a remotely low budget. Current exoskeleton units are in the uber-prototype or >100,000 USD stage. Lightweight 'strong' armour in the 'bulletproof' range is kind of a joke. Carbon fiber/Kevlar et al are ridiculous expensive.

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DaVinciStein
DaVinciStein

Answer 8 years ago

no not iron man. This is real science not your local movie theatre and its only $100,000 when you pay someone else im fabricating this all on my own with my equipment and my workshop please do not post if you don't now anything and are just going to cause problems. Light weight titanium aluminum alloy is my primary material at the current moment. its only $4.95 p/lb and easily welded to other metals.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 8 years ago

a) you yourself put 'iron man' in the keywords of your question.
b) you yourself said you wanted it to be nonferrous

Thus, you wanted non-iron man. :) (that's the joke part).

There are lots of exoskeletons on the market now, none of them are open source, and no-one has plans for them. I'm not being a troll, I'm being realistic. I do encourage you to build something though, that would be really cool.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks.... crazy train is going to be stuck in my head all day now. :P

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frollard
frollard

Answer 8 years ago

Always happy to help!

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DaVinciStein
DaVinciStein

Answer 8 years ago

I'm currently enrolled in college for Mechanical Engineering Major and Physics Minor. Thus I have my own blueprints i just came here for professional suggestions and insight. As I said in my questions.

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Vyger
Vyger

Answer 8 years ago

And there is always a big enough bullet to do the job if a smaller one can't. The battle ships of WW2 era fired 16 inch shells that weighed up to a ton or more. Get hit with that and its doesn't matter what you are wearing. The best strategy is to run and hide.

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MisterQED
MisterQED

8 years ago

The answer varies wildly based on what type of combat you are talking about. For stopping bullets you can go several ways. Plates of steel, layers of kevlar but I'd suggest dilitant impregnated kevlar, e-glass or similar. You can also do multiple layers of garbage bags. All better with an over layer of ceramic or anything else to dull the head of a penettrator round. For a powered suit you have to decide on the movment and power source. Movement is electric, hydraulic or pneumatic. Power is either batteries, ICE, or direct chemical. I'd suggest pneumatic powered by Peroxide.