Contrasting Composites vs. Metals in Aerospace
“A simple example of this is how they react to a bump. While an aluminum panel may pick up an obvious dent it can easily be knocked back into shape, with no effect on its properties. But because a composite springs back to shape, it can sustain ‘internal’ damage – despite there being no external evidence.”
The use of composites continues to grow, and Ian shares how the aerospace industry is standardizing testing to respond to the demand.
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