Metal inserts were made thanks to Trace, an IME student. These inserts are in the shape of a thread spool and the purpose of the inserts is to give us a place to bolt down our parts in the car.
The inserts potted in our test pieces of carbon fiber
David working the tensile tester down in the composites lab
A test piece failing in bending
Pull Out test - 135 lbs per insert
Shear Test - 700 lbs per insert