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Apple Looking to Hire People Who Know Metal

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.)

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • rocky1234
    I hope they don't get bent all out of shape over this.

    Sorry could not resist.
    lol
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  • gekko668
    ahaha +1 for you buddy.
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  • eklipz330
    rocky1234I hope they don't get bent all out of shape over this.Sorry could not resist.loli'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 THAT

    but seriously, i thought it was about the metal genre...
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  • 1haplo
    I know metal, Heavy Metal, Hair band Metal, death metal, thrash metal and so on...
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  • rocky1234
    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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  • laur3ooo
    rocky1234You know metal & being able to bend it. Geesh get a sense of humor already please Maybe 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.
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  • fonboy3d
    Why not use carbon fiber? It would look cool.
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  • aaron92
    ^ All needs to calm down...
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  • sa1nt
    Oh noez they're reinforcing The iArmy.
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  • sa1nt
    Oh noez they're reinforcing The iArmy.
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