Alliance MIM, Saint-Vit, France, has partnered with French watchmaker Carzo & Lieutier to additively manufacture a 316 stainless steel bezel dial case for the limited edition Héroïne watch.
Sixteen Héroïne watches were manufactured using a hybrid process that combines Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing and CNC machining. The watches, each costing €1,980, are reported to have sold out.
Alliance MIM manufactures and sells technological solutions made from Binder Jetting and Metal and/or Ceramic Injection Moulding. The company focuses on the production of highly technical, small and high-value-added assemblies.
The company works with 316L, 17-4PH and PANACEA stainless steel; 42CrMO4, 420, FN08 steel for heat treatment; 8620 case hardening steel; Grade 4 titanium alloy; W3NI tungsten; white & black zirconia ceramics; and Hastelloy X, Inconel 718 and RENE77 superalloys.