How Apple MacBooks are Made

created at: 02/24/2011

This morning, Apple announced a new generation of MacBook Pros. Cool enough.

BUT! With it came a new promo video that details the manufacturing process of Apple’s laptop design, which demonstrates the MacBook as a “quite remarkable engineering achievement. It’s truly the result of hard work, of innovation, of attention to every detail.”

Starting with a piece of solid aluminum,the extrude the sheets, like a pasta maker, and then goes through nine separate milling operations to create the solid enclosure, just like the one I’m typing on now.

created at: 02/24/2011

So, while we don’t tend to geek out on all things Apple here on ManMade, we like well-designed stuff that works, and it’s cool to see how that becomes possible.

To see the video, head to and click “Watch the unibody video”