Which is more advanced in mech? USA or Germany?

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Germany has better government funded research. USA has better private/industry funded research.
Getting things into production? USA
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Harry Andreas
In terms of sheer volume of research, USA. DARPA, DOE, DOD, NASA, USDA, etc., etc., etc. Not to mention all the private companies (think medical, pharma, energy, defense, consumer products, etc.)
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ms
snipped-for-privacy@computer.org (Harry Andreas) wrote in news:andreas-1608071009250001 @147.16.85.59:
Yes, notice the incredible advantage that the USA has in automotive manufacturing compared with Germany.
And of course, machine tools.
Cheers
Greg Locock
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Greg Locock
Dear Greg Locock:
I don't know that it was evident you were kidding.
It found it particularly interesting that a German company would buy the company that would "fire the engineers and start production".
David A. Smith
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dlzc
Cherry-picking one datapoint at one particulat time is intellectually dishonest.
Are you by any chance a politician?
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Harry Andreas
snipped-for-privacy@computer.org (Harry Andreas) wrote in news:andreas-1708071029120001@147.16.85.59:
Leaving out my second example rather destroys that argument.
Anyway, when would you date the decline of the American automotive industry wrt the German one? I'd say that some time in the sixties the German's started to set their own agenda, and by the nineties there was no question that German (and Japanese) manufacturers were far more capable of satisfying American customers requirements, and innovating, than the Big 3. And since then ... So is 40 years a 'particular time'?
No I'm an engineer. Do you live under a bridge?
Cheers
Greg
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Greg Locock
You're still being disingenuous. The guy asked about research in general. He did not ask about one field of research.
I gave my opinion of the general state of engineering and research. You tried to retort with one specific industry. One industry does not satisfy a general case.
I could have mentioned aerospace or microelectronics or any of a host of other fields in which the USA are undisputed world leaders. But I chose to keep my answer general for a general question.
If you are proposing that automobile manufacturing satisfies the case for the general state of engineering in the US? If so, I have a bridge to sell you and it's not in Minneapolis.
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Harry Andreas
snipped-for-privacy@computer.org (Harry Andreas) wrote in news:andreas-2008071010230001@147.16.85.59:
And you are still lying because you cut out one of the two examples I gave,
So, no points, punk.
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Greg Locock
snipped-for-privacy@computer.org (Harry Andreas) wrote in news:andreas-2008071010230001@147.16.85.59:
I sent an excessively rude response to this note, for which I apologise.
Cheers
Greg Locock
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Greg Locock

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