Recently, one of Apple’s patents, an Improved Laminate Composite has just been approved – delivering what would be a lighter and stronger material for the iPad and future devices. This might just lead to carbon fiber products from the fruity company down the road, but we don’t know about that for sure although things seem to lead toward that way. While laminating and constructing materials using fiber can be pretty complicated, it seems as though Apple have stumbled upon a solution to circumvent traditional problems associated with it. The granted patent pointed towards a 3D “knitting” process for the manufacturing of fibers which could then be applied to many other items such as glass, plastic and metal among others. Apple does seem to place a premium on how their devices look and feel like, unlike the cheap plastic feeling that we tend to get from other handset manufacturers these days.
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