27 Apr '15, 1pm

Could 3D printing help us personalize wearable technology?

What you see in the pictures here is a Rolex Submariner watch made at 300% scale using a 3D printer. Everything but the Perspex face and the battery-powered clock mechanism of it were achieved with 3D filament, a tube of super glue and a lot of patience. Designed, produced and assembled by Franc Falco, design specialist at creative consultancy Wolff Olins, the ‘watch’ was an exercise in his own 3D modeling capabilities, as well as that of his Ultimaker 2 desktop 3D printer. In true open source fashion, the plans were made available for anyone to download from Thingverse.com (a library of 3D printed designs run by MakerBot), including schematics for all the necessary parts and a detailed PDF from Falco on how to assemble them. The Rolex branding was actually removed on the site to avoid any legal issues, but that’s not to say the resulting product is yet a real threat to th...

Full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelarthur/2015/04/23/this-...

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