|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Pan American Materials Congress: Materials for Transportation and Lightweighting
||Current Lightweight Design Trends in Mobile IT Products
||Mesut Varlioglu, Chalam Kashyap, Jack Hui He
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Lighter, thinner, stronger and cost effective design with multiple finish capability is a constant effort in mobile IT Products (tablets, premium notebooks and smart phones). To further reduce weight, aluminum, magnesium alloys, plastics and carbon fiber composites are commonly used in enclosures due to their light weight, ability to be formed into various shapes and suitability to be coated with several finishing processes. This presentation will discuss the common trends, opportunities and challenges in manufacturing mobile IT products using these lightweight materials. The presentation will also show the life cycle assessment of the lightweight materials to ensure the ecologically sustainable products.
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