Caps Shield can withstand most projectiles and absorb quite a bit of force (Hulks fist, Thors Hammer to name two of the tougher ones). Wouldn't it make sense for Stark to use the same material for his suit?

If this was already answered somewhere, I am sorry, but I didn't find it...

  • scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/43723/…
    – Jaydee
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 12:25
  • ok, seems I needed to search for Vibranium to find the answer to my question. Accepted the dupe, shall i delete it myself?
    – Thomas
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 12:42
  • Well, metals have properties other than strength. Why aren't airplanes made of tungsten?
    – Misha R
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 13:00

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As far as I know his shield is made of vibranium adamantium alloy, both extremely rare materials. There is simply not enough of them to make a complete suit.

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