Apple Announce Metal Injection Mold-made Hinges on New Macbook
By NICE Rapid Tooling | Sep 28 , 2016

MacRumors has announced that Apple will make the new MacBook with metal injection mold-made (MIM) hinges in a bid to make the iconic laptop even thinner. Suppliers based in both the United States and China are expected to supply the hinges to Apple, which are similar to the components used on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 tablet.

It is thought that Apple have used MIM hinges in designs previously, notably on the iPhone and also the MacBook, but these have been internal, as opposed to external, components. Such hinges are light and strong, enabling Apple to increase the durability of the machine whilst at the same time reducing its weight – a win, win on all fronts!

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