10/12/2012

The Secret to Making Ultrastrong ‘Gorilla Glass’

Corning’s Gorilla Glass isn’t totally unbreakable, as anyone who’s dropped a smartphone knows. But it’s twice as durable as regular glass—at half the thickness. How do they do it? Dave Velasquez, director of marketing and commercial operations for Gorilla Glass, talks about the innovations that make this ultrastrong, ultralight glass possible.

Segment Guests

Dave Velasquez

Dave Velasquez is the director of marketing and commercial operations of Gorilla Glass at Corning Incorporated in Corning, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.