Corning Demonstrates Strength of Its Gorilla Glass With Dramatic Torture Test
We love action-packed tradeshow demos, and Corning didn’t disappoint with its Gorilla Glass stress test at CES. The company’s industrially strengthened Gorilla glass product has made it into multiple mobile devices lately, including a myriad of smart phones and tablets like the Motorola Droid and Droid 2, Samsung Galaxy S and Tab, plus HTC Nexus One just to name a few.
Within the demo, a 2-to-3 pound metal weight was mercilessly dropped onto a sheet of Gorilla Glass measuring a mere 0.03 inch (0 .7mm) thick. According to Corning this simulates a fall of approximately 6 feet onto unforgiving concrete. Low and behold, the sheet of glass repeatedly survived the impact. Gorilla Glass also is scratch resistant, great for those who stuff phones in key-laden pockets. Check out a quick video of the demo below.