Does Mr Wizard work at HTC these days?
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HTC has shared a promotional video on the "micro arc-oxidation" process that it uses on the finish of its One S smartphone.
When the HTC One S smartphone debuted at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year, CNET's Jessica Dolcourt mentioned that the HTC One S features "a soft-touch surface created by a micro arc-oxidation technique".
What does this fancy oxidation term mean, though? If one could sum it up in a simple phrase: mega blasts of raw electricity. Earlier this week, HTC shared a promotional video (below) of this electrocution process in action.
During production, 10,000 volts strike the aircraft-quality aluminium casing in the HTC One S. The repeated blasts cause "a microscopic transformation, which creates a super-strong ceramic case that is almost five times stronger than aerospace aluminium", according to HTC.
Via CNET News.com