How the Making of the New Apple Mac Pro Uses Metal Forging
The ancient craft of metal forging has come a long way from its traditional methods. Nowadays, the modern techniques of forging can create such beautiful precisional and high quality metal parts that even high tech and technologically advanced companies like Apple are using forged components to build their products. The most recent example of a popular Apple product that utilizes forged metal parts is the New Apple Mac Pro. As you can see from the video, the outer casing is cold forged from a chunk of metal that is stamped into a mold to achieve its shape. Many other details on the top and bottom of the new Mac Pro is also formed by cold forging. Cold Forging can even produce small parts that are used in an iPhone!
Innovative manufacturing techniques and equipment have allowed companies to pioneer new product ideas that would have otherwise been hard to achieve. Traditional methods of forging include hot forging, which now complex equipment and skills are allowing forging companies to accomplish under cold temperatures. Cold Forging allows manufacturers to produce high quality metal parts at a faster rate and at high volumes. Apple is unique because they are able to achieve their remarkable
precision and produce at an astonishing scale due to the extremely innovative manufacturing processes they choose such as cold forging.