Apple Computer Inc. was granted a patent today for an interesting-looking two-shot injection molding process for making an electronic device housing. A report on the Mac News Network about the patent speculates that Apple might use the technique to mold future iPod or Mac products. "Although seemingly dry, the patent (originally filed in August 2005) effectively refers to the technique used in Microsoft's Zune player to create its distinctive glowing border effect, creating two differently colored edges to a single plastic shell." The patent itself doesn't make for scintillating reading, but molders that make electronics housings and similar products might want to take a look.
Apple patents a molding process
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