WATCHMAKING AND  COPYRIGHTING WITH µAM

Enable Unique Customizations with Additive Micromanufacturing

Impossible Object: Butterfly Fish

Do you see butterflies, or do you see fish? Depending on the orientation, either is possible.

As part of a series of impossible objects designed by world renowned mathematician and engineer, Professor Kokichi Sugihara of from Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan, we 3D printed these impossible objects in pure copper.

Such tiny objects can be used for integration into watches and jewelry, either to mark them as part of a unique series, or for purposes of copyrighting - no other technology is able to produce such tiny metal objects, so genuine articles will be easily identifiable.

 
 
 
 

Impossible Object: Cylinders or Cubes?

The first microscale 3D printed version of Professor Sugihara's impossible objects was this group of shapes which defy classification; cylinder or cube? Again, either is possible depending on the orientation. 

Filmed with a 360 degree SEM, these objects can again be used to mark products as being part of a unique series, and in a way which cannot be replicated or counterfeited. 

Copyrighting with µAM - Print Unique Structures for Bespoke Items

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, 3D Printed in metal, just 360 µm tall
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, 3D printed in pure copper, just 360 µm in height

Add a new dimension of customization and desirability with Additive Micromanufacturing

Additive micromanufacturing enables the watchmaking and jewelry industries to incorporate cutting-edge Industry 4.0 technology into their products, adding a new twist of exclusivity and attraction.

Microscale replicas of globally recognizable art pieces or logos can be 3D printed in situ , enabling manufacturers to distinguish their products in a way which no one else can. Speak to us today to learn how we can collaborate!

Michelangelo's David 3D Printed in metal, just 1000 µm tall
Michelangelo's David, 1000 µm in height, hollow, and printed in pure copper.

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