“This is an interesting little tale to me covering as it does two parts of my working life: tech and business and then the wider shores of the metals business which is what I do in my day job,” Tim Worstall reports for Forbes. “Apple’s new Mac Pro uses one particular metals manufacturing technique which is entirely unnecessary in a purely functional sense but it most certainly makes it look very good.”
“The point is that absolutely none of these are in any way remarkable in the metals world,” Worstall reports. “They are, some of them at least, rather odd to have in the manufacture of a computer case however.”
Worstall reports, “Anodizing isn’t unusual, that’s how you get all of the different coloured metals (like the iPhone cases for example). But the one that stands out as being particularly unusual (the others pretty much flowing from this first decision) is that deep draw stamping.”
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