I happen to see this video from corning today and thought I would share it. Basically I have been going on about Gorilla glass being used in construction for some time, I think this video from Corning shows why. The flexibility, the shear strength both in impact and flexibility make it a must for new product design, and as a means to get the interaction shown in their videos, plus, the ability to print onto the glass with conventional pronting press is stunning, and all because it can flex to quite tight radiuses.
Let’s not degrade this flexibility and ability to take print, its a major design area, and one we as Technologists should be well placed to innovate in, from solar shades to extension roofs, to conservatories, to wall linings, all are open to some use of this cleaver material, and well worth some CPD time to innovate and pull ideas together.
- Apple name-drops Corning as iPhone glass manufacturer, we feign surprise (engadget.com)
- Architectural Technologist – Gorilla Glass (konstrukshon.com)
- Architectural Technologist – Tinted Windows that Generate Electricity (konstrukshon.com)
- Is Gorilla Glass on a smartphone really all that? (cnet.com)
- Architectural Technologist – Editing & Changing a polyline in a Vectorworks drawing (konstrukshon.com)
- Corning And Samsung Team Up For Gorilla Glass-Tough OLED (gizmodo.com.au)
- There’s Nothing Corny About Corning (fool.com)
- Gorilla Glass…strong, durable? (iwrecktify.wordpress.com)
- Gorilla Glass 2: Under Pressure (sessions.edu)