on demand 1

9TLabs, AFT-made carbon composite watch case

https://www.9tlabs.com/
By 9TLabs

9TLabs utilized their AFT technology to design & manufacture carbon composite watch cases for two Oris SA timepieces.

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace Technology: Red Series Additive Fusion Solution (AFS)™ Material: Carbon composite Machine: 9T Labs Build Module + Fusion Module
4
0

9TLabs, AFT-made carbon composite watch case

9TLabs utilized their AFT technology to design & manufacture carbon composite watch cases for two Oris SA timepieces.



                        

Description

Both the Oris Coulson and the Oris ProPilot Altimeter wristwatch cases made use of 9T Labs' Red Series Additive Fusion Technology (AFT)™ to create carbon fiber composite enclosures. AFT™ employs advanced thermoplastics like polyether ketone ketone (PEKK) or polyether ether ketone (PEEK) as the base material, which is fortified with up to 60% carbon, glass, or basalt fibers. Oris specifically opted for a PEKK-based composite for the ProPilot Altimeter watch case due to its remarkable mechanical strength, high density, and aesthetics. This material comes with a 60% continuous fiber volume ratio, resulting in lightweight, excellent stiffness and tensile strength, and consistent quality across all watch cases. 9T Labs has pioneered a novel, comprehensive design & manufacturing approach leveraging "additive manufacturing and molding." This approach distinguishes itself from conventional 3D printing, primarily used for prototyping purposes. Instead, it enables engineers to efficiently scale manufacturing processes and utilizes the technology to produce structural end-use components in large quantities. 9T Labs is at the forefront of establishing a new benchmark in composite design and production, aiming to deliver more robust, lighter parts with exceptional performance, reduced costs, and minimal waste.

4
0

Comments

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get our best content straight to your inbox

Thank you for subscribing!

You'll receive our latest content every week, straight to your inbox.

Book demo

    Request sent successfully!

    Thank you for submitting a demo request. A member of our Sales Team will be in touch shortly.