The EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision welcomed year 7 and year 8 pupils from Arnold Academy based in Barton Le Clay, Bedfordshire on Tuesday 9 December 2014 to undertake the Watch it Made® experience at Cranfield University.
Watch it Made® is the Centre’s educational programme aimed at enthusing school children into science, technology, engineering and mathematical subjects.
The children spent the morning in the studio choosing the design of their watch face and seeing how it was printed using UV ink jet printing. They had hands on practical experience mounting their watch cases onto a lathe, operating it, and seeing their watch part machined, followed by the personalised engraving of the back of the watch case. Finally, the children assembled all of their manufactured watch components together with some pre-supplied components, e,g. hands, watch glass and strap. At the end of the session, all of the children went home with their own personalised timepiece.