Video: The Star Wars Fighter Jet Comes To Life

One of the coolest and most iconic vehicles from the Star Wars universe has come to life thanks Gerlinger Steel & Supply, a Northern California company. They just built a life-sized version of the TIE fighter, the symbol of the imperial fleet in the original trilogy.

At 10-feet tall and 2,100 pounds, this stainless-steel aircraft took a team of six a month to build in their spare time for an upcoming trade show. The team cut out the stainless-steel parts from sheet metal and then roll-formed and laser-cut the materials before they were welded together.

Want to learn more about the process and what the company's has in store next? Read more at Industrial Equipment News.

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