Inside Corning's Gorilla Glass Aaron Rodgers and the 21 Teams to Pass 1 week ago   06:38

CNBC traveled to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to get a rare look inside Corning’s oldest glass factory where it makes Gorilla Glass for iPhones and a variety of other devices. The factory runs 24/7 and human hands never touch the glass — only air and robots. Take a look inside to see how it's made.

In the middle of bluegrass and bourbon country in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, is Corning's oldest glass factory. It was built in the 1950s to create lenses for glasses and then in the 1980s it transitioned into making LCD glass panels.

But about six months before the first iPhone was released in 2007, Steve Jobs made a call to the CEO of Corning and asked the company to create glass that could withstand scratches and breakage for a new Apple product. Before that, phones were typically covered in plastic. Corning quickly developed Gorilla Glass, and this factory went through a complete transformation.

The same company that developed the glass for the Edison bulb in 1879, is now making the glass that covers 6 billion smartphones, tablets, screens and wearables worldwide for Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony and Huawei and a variety of other manufacturers.

Watch the video to get a rare look inside the factory to see how Gorilla Glass is made.
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Inside Corning's Gorilla Glass Factory

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Harry Shahrum
Where is the gorilla?
Smart Hungyo
Where is Justin Y?
Fun fact: You can take glassblowing classes at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY.
They won't teach you how to make Gorilla Glass, but you can learn glassblowing, glass casting, flamework, kilncasting, and other techniques!
N L Sagar
XenoFate GT
uhm robot made by human hand
Garion Prak
Take a shot every time she says glass, I dare you
garth's channel
I want some of that annual profit.
John Blacksmithson
All my phones are broken
Anri Orlow
GlAAAAsss, glass glass glass, glAAAAsss, glass glass, glAAAAAAAsss...

Is it only me who hates such accent? :D
David maclean
I remember those old Corning glass pots and pans in the 90's , exploding from thermal shock, what a stupid idea that was .
nitai matan
4:46 "2 MiLimEteRs tHicC"
Unforgiving Playz
If you live in ky like I do like this comment
Daljit Singh
cringe @5:48
Look at those glorious freedom units. Whooo! Amurica! Eat it your pee on's.
Are they innovate in selfrepairing glas?
Random User
They did actual reporting. I’m impressed
They couldn't show the machine that mixes in the Unicorn blood. Most folks don't realize Apple is the largest supplier of Unicorn blood and that Steve Jobs was well known as a hunter of prized Unicorns
Their glass is weak. Very weak. Can’t put your phone into your pocket without getting new scratches. It shouldn’t be called gorilla glass, because those wonderful and powerful animals are very tough and durable, unlike this product
MillyMillz Slim
No gorilla was harmed in the making of the glass
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Aaron Rodgers and the 21 Teams to Pass Inside Corning's Gorilla Glass 1 week ago   16:03

Aaron Rodgers NFL career got off to a rocky start being the last player left in the green room during the 2005 draft.

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