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Apple Looking to Hire People Who Know Metal

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 43 comments

Headbangers too.

In August, it was revealed that Apple signed an agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies for exclusive use its metal alloys in electronics.

With the use of metals in Apple's computers and music players, it's not unexpected to learn that the company is looking for something better than aluminum. Liquidmetal is unique as it has 2.5 times the strength of commonly used titanium alloy and 1.5 times the hardness of commonly used stainless steel.

While one would figure that Apple has more experience working with metal designs than other computer makers, the company is still publically reaching out for help.

In a trio of job postings available on Apple's site, we learn that the company is seeking to hire metal process managers, engineers and developers. Although it's not explicit that Apple is looking for help in making Liquidmetal devices, it makes the most immediate sense as the company seems competent at innovating on aluminum-based technologies, such as the unibody used on the MacBook Pro line. Or maybe Steve Jobs just wants someone who knows about ninja shuriken throwing stars.

Check out the job listings: 1, 2, and 3 (Source: AppleInsider.)

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    1haplo , September 19, 2010 4:31 PM
    I know metal, Heavy Metal, Hair band Metal, death metal, thrash metal and so on...
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    rocky1234 , September 19, 2010 3:55 PM
    I hope they don't get bent all out of shape over this.

    Sorry could not resist.
    lol
  • 11 Hide
    aaron92 , September 19, 2010 4:53 PM
    ^ All needs to calm down...
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  • 21 Hide
    rocky1234 , September 19, 2010 3:55 PM
    I hope they don't get bent all out of shape over this.

    Sorry could not resist.
    lol
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    gekko668 , September 19, 2010 4:03 PM
    ahaha +1 for you buddy.
  • 21 Hide
    1haplo , September 19, 2010 4:31 PM
    I know metal, Heavy Metal, Hair band Metal, death metal, thrash metal and so on...
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    rocky1234 , September 19, 2010 4:40 PM
    eklipz330i'm sorry that made absolutely no sense, even if it is about metal. who is getting bent out of shape? apple is trying to hire people, and tom's is trying to advertise it, WHY CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND THATbut seriously, i thought it was about the metal genre...



    Hence the reason I said sorry could not resist. Yes I realize Apple is hiring people that know about metal. I just took the term metal & made a small joke about hoping Apple does not get all bent out of shape over it. You know metal & being able to bend it. Geesh get a sense of humor already please :)  Also it is sunday morning & when I wrote that it was like 8 am & before my morning cofee I will try the come up with better ones after my cofee lol.
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    fonboy3d , September 19, 2010 4:52 PM
    Why not use carbon fiber? It would look cool.
  • 11 Hide
    aaron92 , September 19, 2010 4:53 PM
    ^ All needs to calm down...
  • 6 Hide
    sa1nt , September 19, 2010 6:13 PM
    Oh noez they're reinforcing The iArmy.
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    toastninja17 , September 19, 2010 7:04 PM
    I read the headline and was like "which subgenre?" but I had a second guess it was about the whole Liquidmetal alloy thing. Hell, they could put free Slayer on the new devices with this newfangled material!
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    lashton , September 19, 2010 8:15 PM
    good job advert for apple, every time an apple story is released toms jump on it like a dog in heat!
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    the_krasno , September 19, 2010 9:13 PM
    They totally should hire this guy.
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    john5246 , September 19, 2010 9:34 PM
    Why don't companies like HTC or Samsung use "liquid metal"

    why is it always apple that has to do this kind of stuff? Are companies that stupid? Oh that's right they are because the CEO's only care about their golden parachutes and options
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    razercultmember1 , September 19, 2010 11:09 PM
    Now selling iTanks, iDrones, iGuns, iAC-130s!
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    JonathanDeane , September 20, 2010 12:17 AM
    Damn Apple is working on a iT1000..... We have to stop them now!!! lol
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    oneblackened , September 20, 2010 12:19 AM
    laur3oooMaybe you are reffering only to Aluminium and the amunt of which Apple uses. I dare you do bend a bar of titanium or better yet, try and bend any metal that has a high percentance of Carbon.

    wait wait wait what?

    Lrn2chemistry please.
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    ares1214 , September 20, 2010 12:48 AM
    Whats the density or strength to weight ration on this stuff anyway? Price?
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    wittermark , September 20, 2010 2:16 AM
    laur3oooMaybe you are reffering only to Aluminium and the amunt of which Apple uses. I dare you do bend a bar of titanium or better yet, try and bend any metal that has a high percentance of Carbon.

    Titanium is actually quite flexible, thats why they use it as plating on spacecrafts. on a serious note, nobody is going to bend metal with their bare hands, maybe you need to grow past your puberty stage, and do some studying in school before we can have any kind of logical arguments here. elemental metal do not contain carbon, if you are referring to a mixture of metal and carbon, then you are referring to an "alloy", yea school is great. i suggest you take some.
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    ridewya , September 20, 2010 4:31 AM
    this is the company tht actually believe in themself and the future of the company to invest to the best technology out there and actually care wht their product and design look like
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