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1. (WO2018121977) METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BRACELET STRIP

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/121977    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/082272
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A44C 5/10
A44C 27/00
B29C 67/00
G06F 17/50
G06T 17/00
B33Y 80/00
B29C 64/112
Applicants: THE SWATCH GROUP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD
Inventors: RUEGSEGGER, Alain
Title: METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BRACELET STRIP
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for producing an articulated bracelet strip (100) which is formed by at least two links (1, 2, 3) comprising the following steps: - generating a 3D file of the bracelet strip; - converting the 3D file into a plurality of layers by means of software, each layer representing a cross-section of the bracelet strip; - forming the bracelet strip layer by layer by means of additive manufacturing. According to the invention, the 3D file comprises at least one internal housing (10, 20) in at least one of the links (1, 2), said housing being arranged to receive and retain an articulation element (4) so that said at least two links form an articulated assembly which cannot be disassembled.