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Corning Teamwork: Robots, Gorilla Glass and the iPhone
Fanuc robot at corning
A small town in Kentucky illuminates the future of manufacturing
By RBR Staff


Jobs challenged Corning to produce a thin, light-weight, damage-resistant glass to be used for the iPhone display screen.

Weeks suggested a chemically strengthened glass originally compounded in 1960, as part of an initiative called “Project Muscle”.

Dusting off forty-seven years from Project Muscle, Corning went to work and birthed Gorilla Glass in less than six months.

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