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Corning plans to mass produce bendable glass or use it for new Apple products

according to foreign media reports, Corning announced that the company plans to start mass production of bendable gorillaglass in 2014, which has attracted widespread attention. Corning is a major supplier to apple and many other smart and tablet computer manufacturers. Its gorilla glass is famous for its high strength and scratch resistance

Apple's most anticipated products this year include the smart watch Iwatch and the iPhone equipped with a large flexible display screen. Both of these products are expected to use flexible displays, but this group of parts to realize the transformation of B2B from information mode to transaction mode have not been used in Apple's existing product portfolio

they tested the scarlet glass with an inward folded display, which once provided a hand for the launch of the first generation iPhone. A few months before the launch of the first iPhone, Steve Jobs contacted Corning and asked the company to start producing a high-strength glass for the iPhone

the gorilla glass developed by Corning in the 1960s and originally used in the cockpit of jet fighters allowed apple to abandon its original plan to use Plexiglas to make iPhone shells. Now, people want to know whether Corning can provide the same promotion for apple to launch Iwatch and iPhone with flexible display

the launch of a new generation of mobile devices with flexible display screens may require the development of a new type of glass, which should not only have sufficient strength, but also be light enough to resist wear and tear in daily life, but also meet the needs of large-scale production that may be brought about by Apple's new products

Scottforester, product manager of Corning 3D gorilla glass, said that the company's new production technology can improve the production efficiency of flexible glass and reduce production costs. Forrester said that this technology enables Corning's glass to bend 75 degrees or 80 degrees, while plastic to create various strange shapes

this will be a leap compared with similar products of Samsung and LG. These two companies have recently introduced smart devices equipped with flexible displays, but their displays are only slightly bent

Forrester said that glass may eventually replace plastic or metal to make the entire shell of a certain device. In addition, since the side of the device also uses a touch screen, the mechanical keys will disappear

Forrester said: this has created a new way of interaction between people and devices, and will bring a series of new designs

he declined to comment on whether Apple would become a customer of Corning's new glass. However, he said that over the years, many manufacturers have been asking Corning to have this technology, so that the classification equipment of mobile Jinan gold testing machine can have a new appearance and size

just a few months ago, Apple announced its plan to build a new component manufacturing plant in Arizona to produce sapphire materials. Sapphire materials are more and more widely used in mobile devices because they have higher transparency and more scratch resistance than glass. A patent application document submitted by apple to (5) tensile stress-strain curve earlier this year shows that sapphire material can be used to produce scratch resistant display screens

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