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Apple might use metallic glass alloys on back panel in next iPhones

By Faye Oney / April 21, 2017

Apple has published a patent, hinting that the back of its next iPhone may be made of a metallic glass material. The material is created using a micro-alloying process that combines metallic glass with a metal substrate, resulting in a smooth and durable finish.

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Tethon 3D moves toward additive manufacturing stronger, harder ceramics with compression-enhanced 3-D printer

By April Gocha / January 4, 2016

Ceramic 3-D printing company Tethon 3D has filed a U.S. patent application for a new ceramic printer design that seeks to optimize additive manufacturing of ceramics.

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Patents suggest Apple iPhone 6 may have transparent texting on smudge-proof sapphire screens

By April Gocha / March 29, 2014

With the Apple iPhone 6 set for release later this year, the rumors have begun–the latest patent applications suggest transparent texting technology and smudge-proof sapphire screens.

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