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Old August 17th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Stucey View Post
Why do you think they make ceramic safety hammers to shatter vehicle windows for. a hand thrown ceramic ball, no bigger than 6 mm will shatter a car window.

Not even gorilla glass will take that punishment
FWIW, the Corning CEO was on CNBC a few weeks ago...stated that "Gorilla Glass" was used in some cell phones, and was told that a delivery truck had run over a phone using said product. The phone was destroyed, yet the screen was in tact. "Gorilla Glass" was also supposed to have survived the "frozen turkey test" (frozen turkey fired/catapulted into a sheet of given product).

Whether or not there are variants of Gorilla Glass, per the different phone mfgs. specs, he did not say, but given his comments and description, one would think that if installed on a phone, it would survive a drop from one's pocket, and not completely fail. He went on to mention that GG will be used in car windshields, and TV panels "due to its durability".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ope6uViLcEY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-OZm2s07sE&feature=related
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