The MAS provides three
different sets of information to aide a designer in preliminary
process and material selection:
Processes - Each of the processes included in the current
MAS database has a set of web pages describing the basic operation
of the process, production information, suitable geometries, and
material compatibility. Some processes also include sample parts,
pros/cons, and examples of analysis.
Descriptions - online help exists to give designers a
quick reference for common material uses and noteworthy properties.
Explanations - Each of the attributes used by the MAS
is described in detail, with representative values for common
Interface Help - Click on the picture of the user interface
to get help on any of the MAS functions and components.