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Audi AG ) is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury automobiles. Audi oversees worldwide operations from its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide.Audi has been a majority owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group since 1966, following a phased purchase of Audi AG's predecessor, Auto Union, from Daimler-Benz. Volkswagen relaunched the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series.The company name is based on the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. "Horch", meaning "listen" in German, becomes "audi" in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create Audi's predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi's slogan is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Advantage through Technology". However, since 2007 Audi USA has used the slogan "Truth in Engineering". Audi is a member of the "German Big 3" luxury automakers, along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world. Wikipedia.

A deep drawing die is provided having a top die with a hold-down clamp, a bottom die with a die plate, and at least one device arranged in a flange region, by which the distance between the hold-down clamp and the die plate can be modified in portions or partially. A method for deep drawing a workpiece with a deep drawing die includes inserting a workpiece between top and bottom dies, deep drawing by closing the dies, and controlling at least one actuator to generate a holding force during deep drawing. By selectively increasing forces in the flange feed at selected locations between hold-down clamp and die plate, it is possible to control the flow of material into the die plate and relieve load on regions having high deforming work, so that tears or cracks at these points in the finished component can be prevented.

Audi AG | Date: 2015-10-06

A chassis control arm includes an air-guiding device, wherein the chassis control arm has at least one terminal bearing section and a middle section, wherein the at least one terminal bearing section has supports for supporting the chassis control arm on a further vehicle component (such as for example a wheel carrier, a subframe, or directly on a vehicle body), wherein the air-guiding device has a flat air-guiding element and a connecting section, wherein the connecting section has at least one elastically bendable connecting element which is detachably fastened on a contact section of the supports, and wherein the contact section protrudes from a side web of the chassis control arm.

Audi AG | Date: 2015-04-22

A rotary damper includes a damper motor and a damper housing in surrounding relationship to the damper motor. The damper housing has a connection piece for mounting the damper housing to a first mass. An articulated lever is swingably mounted in relation to the damper housing and connected to a second mass. The articulated lever has a lobe which is movable during a swinging motion of the articulated lever in relation to the damper housing along a movement path between two stops which are connected to the damper housing. A gear mechanism transmits and/or converts a relative rotational movement between the first and second masses to the damper motor for vibration damping.

In a method for preparing a workpiece for subsequent laser welding, a recessed structure in the form of at least two grooved line elements is formed by a laser beam in a surface of the workplace, with the line elements having a common starting point from which the laser beam moves onwards to produce the line elements. Solidifying material melt of the workpiece is hereby accumulated in an area of the starting point to produce a nub-like elevation sized to extend out beyond the surface of the workpiece.

Robert Bosch GmbH and Audi AG | Date: 2015-02-03

In a fuel system of an internal combustion engine, a low-pressure delivery unit for the fuel, at least indirectly delivers fuel to at least one low-pressure injection device. The fuel system further provides a high-pressure delivery unit, which has a drive region and a delivery region and at least indirectly delivers fuel to at least one high-pressure injection device. According to the invention, the fuel is first delivered by the low-pressure delivery unit to the drive region of the high-pressure delivery unit and from there onward to the low-pressure injection device and/or to the delivery region of the high-pressure delivery unit.

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