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This 3D-Printed Mechanical Watch Could Make Swiss Watches A Lot More Affordable – Tech Times

by • January 12, 2016 • No Comments

WatchA Swiss watchcreater called Cristoph Laimer has created a watch of approximately entirely 3D-printed parts. Using 3D printing may help create Swiss watches a lot additional low-priced in the future.
(Photo : Cristoph Laimer | YouTube)

3D printing is a major tech trend of late, as is the watch. But, what takes place when you combine the two?
That’s precisely what Cristoph Laimer did — created a working mechanical watch which anyone with a 3D printer can create.
Of course, it’s important to note which the watch isn’t quite accurate, is quite bulky and can just run for around 30 minutes. Despite this, the watch is a big step in the direction of making watches additional low-priced.
Equite single part of the watch is created of 3D-printed plastic, except for a few metal pins which hold the ensemble together. Even the spring, which is flexible, was 3D-printed, part of the reason why the watch isn’t quite accurate. Because there are 3D printing equipment which can print metal, yet, there’s no reason the watch can’t become a lot additional accurate.
Laimer is offering anyone the source files for the watch at the
Autodesk 3D printing hub, so if you are interested in making the watch for by yourself, you can head over there and download the files. In fact, it’s a pretty absorbing project to have a look at, even if you don’t have a 3D printer or intend to print the watch by yourself.

Via: Gizmodo

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