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Topic: Liquidmetal

Patent on Velcro-like Liquidmetal fastener could be used to prevent Apple device tampering

10/15/2015, 11:10 am

A U.S. patent application published on Thursday illustrates a Velcro-like fastener concept, but using the amorphous alloy technology Apple picked up through a licensing deal with Liquidmetal.


Apple continuing work on Liquidmetal casting techniques, patents show

08/11/2015, 05:08 am

While Apple has yet to release a major product made from Liquidmetal stock -- aside from a SIM ejector tool -- the company is still actively researching methods of producing large format amorphous alloy parts, suggesting the material could one day see use in a shipping device.


Apple renews Liquidmetal exclusivity license into 2016

06/23/2015, 05:06 pm

Apple renewed its license for exclusive use of Liquidmetal's bulk amorphous alloy technology in consumer products for another year, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing disclosed on Tuesday.


Apple wins two patents on feedstock, molding for Liquidmetal alloys

06/16/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple has won two new U.S. patents through its ties with exclusive materials partner Liquidmetal, addressing ways of manufacturing amorphous alloys including hollowed-out shapes.


Liquidmetal concept could enable Apple to manufacture devices layer by layer

06/02/2015, 10:06 am

Making use of its ties with Liquidmetal Technologies, Apple on Tuesday won a U.S. patent on a way of manufacturing products layer-by-layer using bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys, also known as bulk metalic glasses.


Apple exploring new ways of melting and feeding Liquidmetal for manufacturing

09/11/2014, 09:09 am

Apple is still working to perfect methods of manufacturing Liquidmetal parts, according to a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with the company moving on to processes for melting the unique metal alloy and feeding it to casting and processing equipment.


Apple continues exploring Liquidmetal manufacturing methods

07/03/2014, 11:07 am

Though Liquidmetal has yet to make a headline appearance in an Apple product, the company continues to explore new manufacturing methods for the amorphous alloy, most recently filing a divisional patent application for a new counter-gravity casting process.


Apple's Ive hints new materials to be used in upcoming products, suggests new form factors and devices

06/16/2014, 05:06 pm

In an interview with the New York Times, Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive said Apple has been working to incorporate all new materials in future products, suggesting both new form factors and the possible introduction of long-awaited LiquidMetal and sapphire parts.


Apple renews exclusive rights to Liquidmetal in consumer products into 2015

05/21/2014, 06:05 pm

According to an SEC document filed on Wednesday, Apple and Liquidmetal have entered a deal to extend an exclusive license to use the exotic metal in consumer products through Feb. 2015, marking the second time the companies decided to prolong their mutual agreement.


Patent reveals Apple's process for mass producing Liquidmetal alloy

07/17/2013, 01:07 pm

While Apple has yet to employ the unique amorphous alloy known as Liquidmetal in any of its products in a meaningful way, a newly granted patent details a way to mass produce the material in thin sheets.