Sunday, February 10, 2013

Innovative glass for electronic devices

Corning has developed an innovative product called Willow Glass™, which is extremely flexible and will allow the development of curved electronic devices.

Corning’s website says the glass “will help enable thin, light and cost-efficient applications including today’s slim displays and the smart surfaces of the future. The thinness, strength and flexibility of the glass has the potential to enable displays to be “wrapped” around a device or structure.”

Students can brainstorm ideas for how this glass could be used in a variety of electronics products. Then, compare their ideas with the applications listed on the website for PCs, Handhelds, and TVs:

The website also makes available various technical presentations related to the glass, such as “The strength of thin, flexible glass sheets”

Students can use this not only to gather more information about the product, but to comment on the use of visuals to present information and aid understanding – a very useful skill for presenters to develop.

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