Your next iPad may be extra durable
According to website AppleInsider, the Cupertino-based company, on August 5th, entered a license agreement for exclusive rights to a custom metal alloy for use in electronics devices. The alloy is said to be stronger, lighter and resistant to corrosion than titanium and aluminum.
Liquidmetal Technologies, who owns the alloys recently granted it's intellecual property (IP) assets to Apple, says the report. Found in a Form 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple was awarded "a perpetual, worldwide, fully-paid, exclusive license to commercial such intellectual property in the field of electronic products in exchange for a license fee."
The following charts show the alloy's strength and elastic limit compared to others:
Strength compared to other metals