The complexity of composites vs. traditional metallic materials has forced aerospace manufacturers to complete 7-20x more tests than before across all levels of the validation pyramid. With smaller tests costing around $1k-$5K, and the larger tests costing up to $1M-$3M, a significant barrier has been presented in terms of cost and time to validate their design.
How do engineers realize the full value of their composite design? How can your company balance the cost and benefits when utilizing these high strength, lightweight materials?
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