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高科技光電玻璃、觸控面板保護玻璃、玻璃薄化與微米精密圖案化加工技術

Go inside the factory that makes the iPhone's Gorilla Glass ‧ CNBC/美國NBC所屬的全球電視新聞台,深度報導康寧公司(Corning)如何生產蘋果智慧手機(iPhone),使用的大猩猩玻璃(Gorilla Glass)。

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.


CNBC前往肯塔基州的哈羅茲堡,在康寧最古老的玻璃工廠裡難得一見,它製造了用於iPhone和各種其他設備的大猩猩玻璃。工廠全天候運行,人手從不接觸玻璃 - 只有空氣和機器人。看看裡面看看它是如何製作的。

 

位於肯塔基州哈羅茲堡充滿藍草和波木酒香的鄉間,有一座康寧最古老的玻璃工廠。它建於20世紀50年代,用於製造眼鏡鏡片,然後在20世紀80年代轉變為製造LCD玻璃面板。

 

但在2007年第一部iPhone發布前大約六個月,史蒂夫喬布斯打電話給康寧的首席執行官,並要求該公司製造能夠承受新蘋果產品划痕和破損的玻璃。在此之前,手機通常都用塑料覆蓋。康寧很快開發了Gorilla Glass,這家工廠經歷了徹底的改造。

 

1879年為愛迪生燈泡開發玻璃的同一家公司現在正在為蘋果,三星,LG,索尼和華為以及其他各種製造商生產覆蓋60億智能手機,平板電腦,屏幕和可穿戴設備的玻璃。

 

 

 

本文來源:CNBC

ET Sat, 9 Feb 2019