NVidia Shows Project Shield Injection Mold Casing

By Published May 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

It's not going to make your device any faster, but it's cool stuff to see. NVidia sent out an email just minutes ago that showcases their injection molding process for Project Shield; the news doesn't bear any particularly mind-blowing new info (we pretty much know everything about it by now, anyway), but I personally enjoy seeing how things are made - and I know a lot of you do as well.

 

The company said in its email to subscribers:

The photo you see [above] shows the production mold that's used to craft the ergonomic casing that houses Project SHIELD's high-powered components: Tegra 4, 5-inch 720p HD retinal touchscreen, Stereo Bass Reflex Speakers, WiFi, accelerometer, gyro, a massive battery, and more.

To create the casing, we inject a polycarbonate material into the RHCM (Rapid Heat Cycle Molding) tool at 10,800 PSI and 300 degrees Celsius. We use a polycarbonate mixture comprised of 90% Sabic 500ECR-739 PC and 10% glass. This material and injection molding process ensures a sturdy yet lightweight casing that will deliver hours of gaming with no fatigue.

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Cool stuff. If you're interested in finding out more about Project Shield, you can view our original announcement write-up here. The full product page (with updated specs) can be found here.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Last modified on May 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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