Re: Sickening...

Postby yopidjau » December 5th, 2012, 1:22 am

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how do they produce the body? cast? stamps? machined?

Re: Sickening...

Postby Mr-914 » December 5th, 2012, 9:52 am

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I would imagine that it is cast and then machined. At least, I thought all these Apple products were being machined...

BTW, on a side note. I visited a couple of faucet factories in GD recently. Basically the same process. Brass casting the basic form, machining to form flat surfaces for seals, tapping the threads for assembly, polishing the exterior for a smooth finish. It's not that complicated (at least when you are chroming brass).
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Re: Sickening...

Postby yopidjau » December 5th, 2012, 11:41 am

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Mr-914 wrote:I would imagine that it is cast and then machined. At least, I thought all these Apple products were being machined....


thats what i think would be the efficient ways too, but why on Macbook pro they're cnc'ing it from a solid aluminum? (thats what i get from their ads though)

Re: Sickening...

Postby Generatewhatsnext » December 5th, 2012, 5:48 pm

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yopidjau wrote: ...on Macbook pro they're cnc'ing it from a solid aluminum? (thats what i get from their ads though)


I bet that's just good marketing at work...kinda like how Owen Wilson in the first Fockers movie carved the 9 foot tall, 6 foot diameter alter from a solid piece of wood!

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Re: Sickening...

Postby slippyfish » December 5th, 2012, 8:13 pm

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They probably want to avoid any possibility of voids/porosity forming in the casting process...although with their supply chain muscle they could probably invent some new way of casting that guarantees no voids. The parts aren't so thick that a lot of the base aluminum chunk would be cut away.

Re: Sickening...

Postby yopidjau » December 6th, 2012, 12:24 pm

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so for the motherboard screw fixture is cast altogether or a different part that is welded to the bodycase? if it is a different part, why dont they just cast it together?

Re: Sickening...

Postby Mr-914 » December 6th, 2012, 1:17 pm

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Screws work better in steel. It is more difficult to strip the threads. You'd be better off gluing steel studs to the aluminium piece.
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Re: Sickening...

Postby scrotum » December 6th, 2012, 1:43 pm

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Re: Sickening...

Postby Lmo » December 9th, 2012, 5:17 pm

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... how do they produce the body?


... they could probably invent some new way of casting that guarantees no voids.


... I would imagine that it is cast and then machined.


Actually, they're mined out of the mineral-rich ground of Saturn's moon Titan, graded for color and size, and shipped back to Earth. .... . Image
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Re: Sickening...

Postby yopidjau » December 12th, 2012, 10:34 am

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[/quote]

Actually, they're mined out of the mineral-rich ground of Saturn's moon Titan, graded for color and size, and shipped back to Earth. .... . Image[/quote]

soo thats how they do it! :p

Re: Sickening...

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So.. I just got this new iMac last week. It's as good as looks in pics even given the somewhat deceptive angle pics.

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Re: Sickening...

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yopidjau wrote:


Actually, they're mined out of the mineral-rich ground of Saturn's moon Titan, graded for color and size, and shipped back to Earth. .... . Image[/quote]

soo thats how they do it! :p[/quote]
And Jobs is on site running the show with Tupac 8)

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