Carbon Fiber iPhone cases, coming soon

propedderkustoms

New Member
Bronze
Jun 30, 2007
45
0
0
#1
Just wanted to let you all know that after getting my iPhone and sorting through available options for cases, I am going my own route. I work with CNC mills, lathes, and composite shops...and I am going to try to work out a neat CF or maybe billet aluminum iPhone case. If they work out well maybe I will find a retailer to sell them for me. I am looking to make something that is perfectly form fitting while not masking the design elements of the iPhone too much [or when it is necessary, use something cool and high tech like CF, instead of clear plastic or rubber].
 
Jul 1, 2007
28
0
6
#3
Just wanted to let you all know that after getting my iPhone and sorting through available options for cases, I am going my own route. I work with CNC mills, lathes, and composite shops...and I am going to try to work out a neat CF or maybe billet aluminum iPhone case. If they work out well maybe I will find a retailer to sell them for me. I am looking to make something that is perfectly form fitting while not masking the design elements of the iPhone too much [or when it is necessary, use something cool and high tech like CF, instead of clear plastic or rubber].
that is perfect, part of my car is carbon fiber. When you get it made let me know I will have a sales outlet for you if the item is perfect.
 

rb6719

New Member
Jul 24, 2007
1
0
0
#6
Carbon Fiber... sweet!

I'm sure I can speak for a lot of people when I say, it would depend upon how it looks and how well it protects. But sign me up - especially if you can incorporate some form of cable wrap/cable management on the back. Cable management has been extensively overlooked inthe design of 99% of the iPhone cases available.
 

outsited

New Member
Jul 19, 2007
15
0
0
#8
would this be 100% carbon fiber ? or just an overlay? I would be interested in a REAL carbon fiber case just for the hell of it.
 

chetwynd

New Member
Jul 17, 2007
4
0
0
#11
count me in!

Wow, yeah, count me in on anything cool like that! Just add a rubber gasket of some kind inside so the iPhone is cushioned and can't shake around at all.

then sell one to me!
 
May 14, 2007
7
0
0
#13
Liner Needed

I would be interested as well -- but that metal would scratch up the iPhone terribly. Also, what about the weight of a billet case?

:cool:
 

ja_vo

New Member
Bronze
Jun 17, 2007
236
0
0
Atlanta, GA
#18
Just wanted to let you all know that after getting my iPhone and sorting through available options for cases, I am going my own route. I work with CNC mills, lathes, and composite shops...and I am going to try to work out a neat CF or maybe billet aluminum iPhone case. If they work out well maybe I will find a retailer to sell them for me. I am looking to make something that is perfectly form fitting while not masking the design elements of the iPhone too much [or when it is necessary, use something cool and high tech like CF, instead of clear plastic or rubber].
Just wondering if you have any updates for us on this case for us, just let me know when i can send u the money and how much man i'll be the first one!
 

kokogirl

New Member
Gold
Sep 8, 2007
2,319
1
0
47
Sunny Florida
#20
Just wanted to let you all know that after getting my iPhone and sorting through available options for cases, I am going my own route. I work with CNC mills, lathes, and composite shops...and I am going to try to work out a neat CF or maybe billet aluminum iPhone case. If they work out well maybe I will find a retailer to sell them for me. I am looking to make something that is perfectly form fitting while not masking the design elements of the iPhone too much [or when it is necessary, use something cool and high tech like CF, instead of clear plastic or rubber].
It would be cool to give color options and annodize the aluminum. My company has a machine shop for prototypes and production parts. We make some cool valve blocks and hand controllers that are annodized aluminum. They look sharp! Great idea!