Existing & Potential Sapphire Applications

Sapphire's performance advantages over other materials and its inherent allure make it a good fit when targeting premium performance & product differentiation.  Shown below are several example sapphire applications, many of which are in use today and others that are candidates for sapphire.

                                     Sapphire for Autonomous Vehicles/ Driverless/ Self-Driving cars.  Photo: Getty Images

                                    Sapphire for Autonomous Vehicles/ Driverless/ Self-Driving cars.  Photo: Getty Images

Autonomous vehicles/ driverless/ Self-driving cars (sapphire windows for radar, camera & sensing units to protect against abrasive damage & Impacts while maintaining optical integrity)

 Sapphire for 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing/Additive manufacturing equipment (sapphire components to increase equipment reliability & lifetime in abrasive environments)

 Sapphire for biometric (fingerprint scanning) systems

Biometric systems for scanning fingerprints (sapphire windows to avoid scratches and maintain optical quality)

 Sapphire for biometric (iris scanning) systems

Biometric systems for iris scanning (sapphire components to avoid scratches & maintain optical quality)

 Sapphire for phone camera covers

Camera lens covers (sapphire windows to avoid scratches and other damage)

 Sapphire for document scanners/scanning systems

Document Scanners (sapphire windows to avoid scratches & other damage to maintain scanning accuracy)

 Sapphire for electronic signature pads

electronic signature pads (sapphire windows to prevent abrasive damage & maintain signature capture accuracy)

 Sapphire for fitness trackers, health monitors & other wearables

Fitness trackers, health monitors & other wearables (sapphire windows & lenses to resist scratches & impacts, improve thermal management & transmit sensing communications)

 Sapphire for gesture communication systems

gesture communication systems (sapphire components to resist scratches and other damage while maintaining transmission accuracy)

 Sapphire for hand-held barcode scanners

handheld scanners (sapphire windows to avoid scratches & maintain data capture accuracy)

 Sapphire for hand-held terminals & scanners

handheld terminals (sapphire windows for screen covers and scanning windows to avoid scratches & impact damage)

 Sapphire for HMI touchscreens and display screens

hmi touchscreens (sapphire display covers to avoid scratches & other damage)

 Sapphire for electronic ID & passcode systems for doors, gates & other security checkpoints

electronic ID & passcode systems for doors, gates & other entry/exit security checkpoints (sapphire panels for touch pads & biometric scanners)

 Sapphire for laser system equipment

laser system equipment (sapphire components to avoid damage when working with abrasive materials)

 Sapphire for retail point of sale (POS), barcode, ski & image scanners

point of sale scanners/barcode, Sku& image scanners (sapphire windows to avoid damage & maintain scanning accuracy)

 Sapphire for mobile phones/smart phones (sapphire glass/cover glass/display covers)

mobile phone displays/cover glass aplications (to leverage sapphire's advantages in strength, scratch resistance, thermal management & dielectric properties)

 Sapphire protective screens for mobile phones/mobile devices (shatterproof/scratch resistant)

protective products for mobile devices (sapphire windows to avoid screen damage)

 Sapphire for sensors, gauges, displays & view ports in energy & chemical industries

windows for sensors, displays & view ports in energy & chemical industries (sapphire windows to avoid abrasive & impact damage, maintain optical quality & resist chemical damage)

 Sapphire for thermal imaging/infrared (IR) cameras & thermal management(cooling/heat sink)

thermal imaging & thermal management applications (sapphire windows & panels for infrared transmission & cooler devices)

 Sapphire for touch screens, kiosks, ATMs and fueling terminals/gas stations/outdoor terminals

touch screen components for ATMs, kiosks & fueling terminals (sapphire components to improve durability & performance in abrasive environments)

 Sapphire for video doorbells and security camera systems

video doorbells (sapphire components to improve durability & optical performance)

 Sapphire watch crystals for traditional watches & smart watches

sapphire watch crystals for traditional & smart watches, for increased durability & premium branding

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