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Iron Man’s Armor

Iron Man 3 Poster
The much anticipated 3rd installment in the Iron Man saga is coming soon to a theater near you! Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the billionaire playboy philanthropist turned super hero via state of the art military exoskeleton. The villain for Iron Man 3 is none other than the Mandarin, one of Iron Man’s recurring arch-nemesis. Played by Ben Kingsley, the Mandarin will prove to be one of Iron Man’s fiercest foes.

Apart from the jaw-dropping trailer and the excitement of the Mandarin finally making his movie debut, the highlights also lie in the many glimpses of Iron Man suits this movie will offer. From different colorways and sizes, the new Iron Man suits are said to play a vital part in the upcoming blockbuster hit.

Iron Man Suits
While an army of Iron Man suits battling for supremacy has every tech junkie and Marvel Comics fan gushing with excitement, an even bigger question arises: Is such technology possible? And if so, what would be the materials used to give a human being flight, superhuman strength, repulsor blasts, and even space travel? While much of the technological needs for such feats is still being researched, there are some feats that can be accomplished with today’s technology. For instance, the materials needed for an exoskeleton armor to launch from Earth into outer space can be accomplished thanks to tungsten carbide. Because of its high melting point, a coat of tungsten carbide allows rockets to burn enough fuel and generate enough of power to blast from the ground and out of the atmosphere. Without it, the fire burning would melt not just the burners, but the ship itself.

Cost of being Iron Man
This could also be applied to Iron Man’s rockets within his feet, hands, and back (depending on which armor, of course). In order for Iron Man to break the sound barrier, his rockets would have to burn at super high temperatures, temperatures that only tungsten carbide would be able to withstand. Tungsten is still the hardest alloy with the highest melting point (5198 degrees Fahrenheit). Iron Man would also find much use for tungsten as a coating for his armor, since it ranks 2nd to diamonds on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Hercules Tungsten Ring with Gold Inlay

The technology that could be used in Iron Man’s armor is useful in today’s everyday life. As jewelry, tungsten carbide is a fine choice, especially for those who serve their families and their country. Because it is so scratch resistant, tungsten rings are a great alternative wedding band for individuals with jobs where they are constantly using their hands. The affordable price point also makes it a great option for those looking to save for their big day. And the lifetime warranty that we offer here at Tungsten World makes it a superb ring to buy without the hassle and worry.

Although we may not see exoskeleton armor like Iron Man’s for another 50 years in reality, Iron Man 3 will still strike wonder and inspiration for mankind to draw towards that goal in the future. In the meantime, we can use state of the art technology and metals to assist us in our everyday lives and well-being.

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