French watchmaker Unitam and 3D printing firm Stainless teamed as much as construct a novel 3D printed watch, primarily the primary of its sort. The group created the watch case utilizing laser sintering to soften stainless-steel 316L powder on a Renishaw AM250 printer.
The watch, which makes use of French-made arms and a Miyota motion, isn’t fully 3D printed. Nevertheless, as a result of 3D printing is now practically foolproof and virtually pretty much as good as injection molding, the groups will start mass producing and promoting these watches within the Unitam in Paris.
The watchmaker and the metals firm confirmed off their watch at the Micronora commerce present in France’s watchmaking metropolis, Besançon.
It’s a intelligent and unique use case for 3D printing and I’d like to see extra. Sadly, the present 3D printing techniques can’t make small, advanced elements for watch actions so we’re caught with making bigger, much less advanced elements till the know-how really takes off.