"When supplying to the automotive industry, only the best survive. It is highly competitive. You either succeed in squeezing the last drop of productivity from your equipment, or you are thrown out of the league," says Rudolf Neidert, managing director of Kendrion Binder Magnete GmbH Fahrzeugtechnik (Villingen, Germany).
After capturing the rally world championship and triumphing in saloon car racing, Audi (Ingostadt, German)for a second yearwon one of the most difficult and demanding motor races in the worldthe 24 hours of Le Mans. Thanks to Vorsprung durch Technik, the two Infineon Audi R8 cars set the pace from the beginning.
The ability to restore sight to the blind has long been regarded as a miracle. But, if a team of scientists at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM) is successful, it may one day become the ultimate Christmas present.
Getting the right tire to the right assembly point at the right time is critical at a General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, OH. New tire accumulation silos, and a 2,000-foot tire and wheel conveyor system, from TKF Inc. (Cincinnati), keep assembly rolling at a newly built addition to this GM assembly plant.
The more things change, the more they remain the same. Nearly 30 years ago a group of elite intellectuals, environmental activists and other grand visionary thinkers announced it would convene in Washington, DC, to censure manufacturing companies for destroying the environment, and indict their products for harming virtually everyone and everything in the known world.