Apple was lately granted (via AppleInsider) a patent for the ceramic fiber watch case. Titled “Ceramic Weave for Low-Cost, Structural, Antenna-Permeable Watch Case,” the patent proposes utilizing a weave product of ceramic fibers to strengthen the Apple Watch’s plastic case and defend it towards harm sooner or later.
The patent software goes on to elucidate why ceramic fibers are a good selection. It states that sure supplies corresponding to steel can present structural power and ranging ranges of electromagnetic shielding. A physique product of plastic, however, might be electromagnetically clear however has low degree of power. A ceramic building will certainly be extra sturdy than plastic but it surely’s additionally costly to mildew and course of.
“In some cases, the ceramic material can include ceramic fibers that can be arranged in a pattern, such as a weave pattern. A matrix material, such as a resin or epoxy, can partially, substantially, or entirely surround the ceramic fibers such that the ceramic fiber weave can be embedded in the matrix material,” says the patent software.
For the uninitiated, ceramic fiber is a light-weight insulating materials utilized in electrical, thermal, and sound tools. It has low thermal mass, low thermal conductivity, and extremely efficient for insulation functions. Apple has additional detailed different specifics of the method, machine meeting, and extra within the patent software. This means we will anticipate to see the Cupertino big take the wraps off an reasonably priced Apple Watch quickly however don’t maintain your breath as patents don’t at all times convert to official merchandise.