Swiss engineer using 3D printing technology to create a watch in the near future. e Watch WebSite Hodinke suppose , “this is the world’s first use of 3D printing manufacture, as well as working pocket watch.”
Rhymer in a video describes how the clock work. Hodinkee believe that the Rhymer results represent an important breakthrough in 3d printing technology.However, this watch is still flawed. It only can work for 30 minutes, and time are not very accurate. In addition, as a pocket watch, the device size is too big, the height and width are about 9 cm.However, rhymer’s success shows that 3d printing technology can also be used in the manufacture of watches and clocks, a complex and sophisticated machinery.Most people believe that 3D printing technology development speed will beyond people imagination,just as ABS 3D Printer,which precision can reach 0.025 mm. With Smooth and bright surface of printed object, no need of post processing.
Rhymer ‘s device is almost entirely based on 3d printing components, other components are not made of 3d printing is mainly metal screws, washers, and various connectors.Rhymer has been uploaded the whole design to the thingiverse website, so anyone can use sufficient precision 3d printers produce the pocket watch.