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Encounter - The Audi Technology Magazine 2/2016
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Composite Materials Technology
One archeologist, two lightweight design experts and one computer tomography specialist are working together to investigate three objects. It all sounds mysterious – and it is. As are the objects of the research itself: three hunting bows, including one around 2,500 years old. It turns out that the technology displays parallels to today’s hi-tech automotive design. We pay a visit to Audi Quality Assurance in Neckarsulm.
(left) is the project leader responsible for laying out the bodyshell of the R8 Spyder for various different functions and loads.
(right) is responsible for bodyshell stiffness in the new Audi R8 Spyder.