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Old 06-11-2017, 10:48 AM
rbroome rbroome is offline
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Originally Posted by Stranger On A Train View Post
I would call it the most highly engineered single mechanism device. (A tire has multiple components, of course, but as a finished product it is installed and used as one component with no service other than inflation.) When I did some research a few years ago for a book that never got written, I found estimates of total engineering development hours in the tens of thousands of person-years of effort that have contributed to the materials and structure that go into the modern automotive radial tire. I can't think of a single tool or other "simple" device which even approaches that.<snip>
Thanks for the reply!