Agree. Not sure that CF is recyclable enough to satisfy Greenpeace. And from what I've heard, CF is easy to scratch.
I seem to remember Apple hiring a CF manufacturing process expert a few years ago. And I also seem to remember that
Apple submitted a patent request (or received a patent) on a method of attaching a metal "skin" to a CF chassis.
This would add extra strength, reduce the scratching problem, and allow for Apple to maintain the metallic product appearance.
Maybe the next-next-gen MacBook Air will have that construction. (If CF can be recycled efficiently enough.)
Aha! They're going to make the major substructures with carbon fiber and coat them in LiquidMetal for that shiny look and for added protection.
(of course, I have no idea what I'm talking about, but it sounded like a good idea when I thought of it! )
Nothing at all, when it is. Sadly, it isn't. Not with many here.
That one post, standing alone, looked fairly benign. I don't know the guy's history. I am guessing you do. I won't clutter things up any more.
wizard69 wrote: »
Yes they do.
Carbon fiber materials have been in use for decades there are many methods to employ the stuff. Is this method unique, I can't say for sure but it does appear to be an adaptation of an injection molding process. If I understand the patent correctly it looks like a very high volume method.
Legitimate companies won't want to get dragged into court for obvious violations like you imply. Is it obvious maybe but that isn't the question, the question is has something similar been employed in the past. Many patentable processes have been adaptations of previous technology used in different ways.
So? There is nothing unusal here. This patent is likely something that would be easy to license from Apple for non competeing products.
Again I don't know what your point is. Like I said legitimate companies don't steal. This is really only an issue for those that want to compete with Apple materials wise.