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1. (WO2018044653) CERAMIC SINTERING FOR UNIFORM COLOR FOR A HOUSING OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044653    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048235
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C04B 35/486
C04B 35/64
Applicants: APPLE INC.
Inventors: ELY, Colin M.
MEMERING, Dale N.
TAKAGI, Kazuya
MATSUYUKI, Naoto
WANIUK, Theodore A.
Title: CERAMIC SINTERING FOR UNIFORM COLOR FOR A HOUSING OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Abstract:
A method of manufacturing a housing of an electronic device includes determining a sintering profile configured to produce a selected color at a selected depth within a wall of the housing, sintering a ceramic housing precursor in accordance with the determined sintering profile, thereby forming the housing, and removing material from the housing up to the selected depth.