Welcome to the complete
listing of all of the processes used by the MAS. Each process is
represented by up to ten web pages.* Select
a method from the "All Proccess" section to
go to that processes' basic info page. The section marked "This Process"
will allow you to navigate within a process. Here is a breakdown
of the information available in each section:
- Basic Info - Contains
a simple description of the operation of the process, with an
- More Info - A lengthy
description of the process, with photographs of the real equipment.
- Production - Details
approximate tooling costs, per part costs, production rates, suitable
batch sizes, and setup time.
- Geometry - Possible
shapes, wall thicknesses, sizes, and tolerances.
- Design Guide - Suggestions
for improving the manufacturability of a component that will be
made with this process.
- Sample Parts - Lists
of parts commonly made with the process, and illustrations of
- Pros / Cons - Lists
the benefits and drawbacks of the process, and compares it to
- Variations - Covers
variations of the processes that are tailored to different applications.
- Links - Lists web
addresses pertaining to the process for real world vendors, organizations,
and miscellaneous resources.
Select one of the processes
on the left to begin.
Not all information will be available for all processes. Also, during
a transitional period, many process will only be represented by
their MAS 1.0 web pages.