First generation iPad let more people know CNC technology
The first generation iPad, released on January 28, 2010, quickly won the market. In addition to its high performance, the back shell process of CNC processing technology is also one of the highlights. Its color is still “high value” in its shape, which is liked by more consumers. It can be said that the adoption of iPad generation CNC technology will let more people know about the technology.
The first generation iPad sold high-precision and high complexity polishing CNC process back shell, which is a lot of “bonus”. The first generation iPad was initially applied to the fuselage thickness of 13.4mm, and the first generation iPad fuselage thickness of 13.4mm. CNC molding technology combined with magnesium alloy material back shell brings a strong metal texture to the product. Although from our current perspective, the thickness of the fuselage is somewhat unsatisfactory, but in terms of the background at that time, its technology has just been applied to flat products, it is not easy to achieve this.
The thickness of the first generation iPad is 13.4mm, and its technology is not so perfect. It focuses more on the appearance and interior without too much design. At the beginning of the design, the main focus of the iPad generation CNC back shell is the appearance. When holding, the body is smooth, but there is just the right grain feeling, which makes it feel better when playing with the product. In addition, the round corners around the back shell increase its portability and give people a great visual experience.
In terms of internal design, the internal performance of the first generation iPad back shell is relatively rough, the internal screw fixation method and “baffle” design are relatively abrupt, and the overall design of the back shell is poor. However, the existence of its stripe design can better provide space for components and ensure the performance of the product. The thickened design at the key position of the back shell can ensure the fixation of its function keys to a certain extent.
In addition, the internal screw fixation method and “baffle” design of the iPad with CNC process are relatively abrupt. It can be seen that the preliminary CNC process applied to the flat products is relatively rough, and there are still many areas for improvement in the internal design. However, the strict product precision and outstanding texture make the process superior to the injection molding and stamping molding processes. Of course, this is only the initial CNC process. What progress has this process made? Let’s go on.
CNC processing technology tends to be mature. Both Nokia N1 and iPad air2 adopt this technology. With the development of CNC technology, more and more tablet products are applied. The most representative ones are Apple’s latest series of tablet iPad air2 and Nokia N1 tablet computer. The back case of these two products adopts CNC technology. What are the improvements in technology and design?
Nokia N1 adopts the latest CNC process back shell, which makes the appearance more beautiful. In appearance, the products made by this process are more “slim”. The back shell gives people an overall sense of visual impact, and the appearance of the products becomes more exquisite (of course, this has a lot to do with the upgrading and improvement of the screen). The borders around the products become more rounded, which is not a rigid “frame” design, It’s more comfortable to hold it in hand. This change can be said to be a big improvement in technology.
The Nokia N1’s peripheral borders become more rounded, rather than rigid “frame” design. In addition, there are certain improvements in the details of the key position, so that the key position does not stay on the side border, but to a certain extent close to the backplane. In this way, the thickness of the body will not affect the user’s operation, which can be said to kill two birds with one stone. The realization of the design, to a certain extent, also depends on the improvement of the process.
The details of the key position have also been improved, which is easy to operate and more beautiful at the same time. The concave design of the interface has also been improved in the previous technology. There is a certain gap between the two key positions. The design makes the volume key position and the shutdown key position adjacent, which makes the side of the machine more beautiful.
The precision of CNC technology perfectly supports the design. We can see that the appearance of today’s CNC technology has been greatly improved compared with before. The round frame, the appearance is more refined, and the polishing process is more mature. The high-precision polished fuselage will have a kind of aesthetic feeling of industrial design. And these are only the improvement of appearance technology, so does the internal technology of back shell also have a qualitative improvement? Please go on to see.
The design is more reasonable while the interior design is beautiful. Compared with the exterior of the back shell, the improvement of the interior of the CNC back shell is more attractive to the author. Now the interior of the CNC back shell has become “clean” and the screw fixing place has become “small”. The position is close to the frame, which does not give people a sudden feeling of design. The overall design has been greatly improved.