This is How Nvidia’s Project Shield is Made

Nvidia’s “Project Shield” “Android handheld is coming soon, bringing the latest and greatest Tegra SoC – Tegra 4 – with it.

But how does the silicon giant make a handheld console, anyway? Or more specifically, how do they make the case?

“To create the casing, we inject a polycarbonate material into the RHCM (Rapid Heat Cycle Molding) tool at 10,800 PSI and 300 degrees Celsius. We use a polycarbonate mixture comprised of 90% Sabic 500ECR-739 PC and 10% glass. This material and injection molding process ensures a sturdy yet lightweight casing that will deliver hours of gaming with no fatigue.”

If that doesn’t get your hardware nerd juices flowin’, well…I don’t know what will. Let us know in the comments if you plan on buying a Shield or not.

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3 Comments on This is How Nvidia’s Project Shield is Made


On May 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

“Or more specifically, how do they made the case?”

I think you meant how do they make the case.

Sorry to be the grammar police:(


On May 11, 2013 at 6:38 am

With those specs… That shield won’t protect you from a bullet. Perhaps a gaming laptop would, if it hits the HDD.


On May 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

No I won’t buy a Shield. The Tegras all underperformed, especially when compared to what nVidia promised before release. And in most articles about the T4 parts I only saw the boost frequencies (which might be aided by how nVidia is marketing it). And Tegra didn’t have any design wins (unless you count Shield), which should make anyone wary. Though that might have come after OEMs got burned with previous SoCs of the Tegra series.

If I’d ever be tempted to buy a console it’d probably be something like the Ouya. But I don’t see this happening as the PC is still the best gaming platform out there. And considering upcoming titles like Star Citizen, Shadowrun Returns, Torment: Tides of Numenera and – hopefully, if the campaign over at succeeds – Jagged Alliance: Flashback won’t come to consoles anytime soon.