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Design & Application

Design & Application

Design & Application

Design & Application

The perfect fusion of form & function

Glass is poised to become the quintessential material for unlocking new capabilities and applications. Architects, designers, engineers, and more have embraced glass for its unique transformative properties and undeniable style. See how today’s thin, durable, flexible glass is making their innovative glass designs more practical than ever.

Guest Author: James Carpenter, Glass in the Built Environment

What is the significance of glass in the built environment? Light carries information about the world around us and glass allows us to layer many different components of light simultaneously, augmenting our ability to share a transcendent experience of nature. Beyond the problems defining glass scientifically, I am interested in the simultaneity that glass possesses. It is a dense material with the ability to appear weightless and its mass is literally transparent, but once we understand the full range of optical properties found in glass - transparency, reflection, diffusion, refraction and diffraction – it becomes evident that glass has the potential to capture and represent many levels of light information simultaneously, and that this information can also be deployed across the depth of the glass at all scales.

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‘Realizing the Vision’ of a World Inspired by Glass

Glass is at the heart of some of the most spectacular innovations shaping the modern world – and Corning continues to lead the conversation among top companies bringing those inventions to life.

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Glass Holds the Key to Revolutionary Improvement in Automobiles

New innovations in glass are making better gas mileage, faster acceleration, and a more pleasant riding experience a reality for tomorrow’s drivers.

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