This topic is mostly in short supply! Over the years, I have acquired methods and approaches helping to answer this difficult question for composite parts. In cooperation with your specialists I will work out a quantitative assessment of your innovation project that making a sound foundation for your strategic decisions.
Starting with the amount of material required and the manufacturing concept determined beforehand, for instance in a feasibility study, we will estimate the rough manufacturing cost for relevant quantity scenarios—before you chose particular suppliers.
In case of process developments or process improvements, using my tools I am able to model the planned change and its effects on the manufacturing cost within a realistic corridor.
This can and should always happen in cooperation with the experts on your side, preferably in an intensive workshop.