Apple is known for its pared-down design aesthetic, and the new Apple Card is no exception. The recently-launched credit card is a simple, white-coated piece of titanium, laser etched with a glimmering Apple logo and the customer’s name. It’s a perfect example of the brand’s signature minimalist industrial design.
However, some users see the card as a blank canvas. A few intrepid CNC enthusiasts have already begun using their machining skills to customize their Apple Cards, with stunning results.
Nick Wiegand, for example, who shares his creations on his Run CNC Instagram account, used his CNC expertise to decorate his Apple Card with filigree reminiscent of what you’d see on a 19th-century Bicycle playing card. The Apple Card was “a canvas waiting to be customized,” he said.
Wiegand says that he actually viewed the card’s all-white aesthetic as a design flaw. He said that when paying at restaurants, the card was indistinguishable from receipts on the table, meaning that it often went ignored by servers.
Users have always been interested in customizing their Apple products—think of the wide variety of iPhone cases on the market, and of the stickers that often adorn Apple laptops—but CNC machining is a relatively new and innovative way to make Apple products your own.
Why not use your CNC machining skills to make your personal belongings unique? At CNC Masters, our handy engraving attachment makes it easy and affordable to customize everything from Apple Cards to pieces of metal jewelry. Just give us a call or contact us online today to learn more!