Even one surface scratch on a piece of glass can potentially reduce its resistance to fracture. Exponent's decades of work to understand why and how glass breaks (in dropped phones, auto accidents, and even broken bottles) has given us insights that we've been translating into advances for our clients across numerous product design engagements.
Exponent's MULTIDISCIPLINARY Solution
In real products, glass components are just one part of a greater whole. That's why understanding how well the glass is incorporated into the product through bonding of adhesives and potential interaction with housing components is crucial to a successful design. Our interdisciplinary teams can put all of the pieces together in a holistic assessment of the product's performance.
When you want to challenge conventional thinking — Exponent can help you break through dogmatic engineering barriers, building on 50+ years of understanding why things go wrong to help you innovate right.
Exponent has transformed conventional engineering wisdom on how glass can be used in consumer products and electronics — by making it stronger even as it has become thinner and lighter. The result is that, today, most modern electronics have real glass as their interface. Exponent helps numerous industries reimagine what's possible when it comes to technology and consumer products by methodically creating analytical frameworks that allow our scientists and engineers to innovate materials and processes — concurrently keeping safety, health, and sustainability as top-line goals.