An Engineer in Wonderland – Gorilla Glass

What amazing stuff.

Gorilla Glass is Corning’s answer to broken and scratched displays.

It is a flexible glass that is vastly less crackable than more conventional display glasses.

Take a look at this demonstration over on Gizmodo

http://gizmodo.com/5443146/gorilla-glass-hands-on-unbreakable

According to Corning, it is an alkali-aluminosilicate thin-sheet glass rather than soda-lime glass.

On the subject of Corning, A few years ago I spent a wonderful few hours at Corning’s glass museum in New York state.

As a techie, it is one of the best museums I have ever been to, with plenty of how-we-do-this information and terrific exhibits.

It even credits Pilkington, with its float glass process, for beating Corning in the race for perfect window glass.

However, the too-expensive process Corning developed for window glass, was developed into the valuable process it uses for display glass.

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1 Comment

  1. Brian L
    March 17, 2011 14:57

    However I think it was Corning that beat Pilkington’s in the fibre optic race and it turned out to be corning fibre eho produced 90% of the early fibre.

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