Facebook’s Building 8 Files Patent for Modular Smartphone With a 3D-Printed Chassis

Published by , July 25, 2017 2:31 pm

(3Ders.org)  Facebook’s Building 8, an innovative research lab, recently published a patent application it filed for a “modular electromechanical device” that is a modular, multipurpose smartphone with a 3D printed chassis.
The device, which is aimed at providing a modular, adaptable alternative to short life cycle electronics, which the patent application describes as “expensive and wasteful,” is being worked on by a number of notable people, including researchers who previously worked on Google’s Project Ara—a high-profile modular phone project which was suddenly shelved last year.

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