Early deployment of analysis in the design cycle has been shown to pay significant dividends in terms of return on capital deployment and reduced time cycles.
It is particularly important to understand that the manufacturing definition of composites is far more complex, and the variables in the product definition and design are higher than required for conventional metallic materials.
Return on investment can be seriously compromised by lack of investment in expert analysis of composite applications. The cost of retooling even a physical prototype can be significant as a proportion of the overall project budget.
Reduced testing and number of prototypes, reduced warranty in the field can all be influenced by the appropriate deployment of analysis in the design stge. Analysis is proven to be cost effective and can pay significant dividends in terms of product design, development, manufacturing and life cycle performance.