Corning showed off Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013. Gorilla Glass 2 is currently in over 30 million brands, 1 billion different products and 975 models. It is 20 percent thinner than previous glass without sacrificing performance. It is treated to the highest chemical strengthening level available. To improve on Gorilla Glass 2 Corning’s scientist worked at the atomic level, changing the glass’s very structure. They created a glass with an improved native damage resistance. Gorilla Glass 3 has improved scratch resistance, reduce scratch visibility and improved retained strength. Gorilla Glass 3 has just been launched and is being evaluated by various partners. It should be used in products that are being sold in the market by the end of the year.
If you are a “don’t tell me, show me” person then you will appreciate the demonstration at the end of the video. First they take a 135 gram steel ball and send it down a plank at a 10 degree angle at a piece of glass that was chemically strengthen and the glass cracked. Then the same thing is done replacing chemically strengthen glass with Gorilla Glass 3 and the glass did not crack. They also place the Gorilla Glass 3 under a 100 lb. press and the glass did not crack. Just watch the video, the experiments are illuminating. A list of manufactures that use Gorilla Glass are listed on the Corning Site
Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of @f5penguin and F5Live.tv