Makersite has an inventory of millions of processes, products, materials, substances, production facilities and more.

Use the Composer to

  • configure an existing object
  • create a new one or 
  • connect your own product definition with the Microsoft Excel Plug-In for Makersite. 

Here is a process example. Let's use this silicon production. The default view is the process description. Here is where you will find summary information such as process Input/Output data, authors/experts or equipment.

Next to the general description there is a field called "Inputs". These are parts or ingredients that go into making the product. This can be a Bill of Materials or a Formulation, depending on the product. It's like a recipe in a cookbook.


The data is based on industry data (often provided by industry associations), literature (such as trade journals or research papers), public sources (such as Wikipedia), data from consulting, academic and public research projects or simply from a community of professionals, like yourself.


Any of these Inputs can be modified to accurately represent your own product. You can also upload a BOM (Bill of Materials) or a Recipe (ingredients list) via spreadsheet.
The templates are here to give you a quick start. 

Whatever your approach, we keep things up to date in the background. So once you connect your work to the Makersite network, innovation and science are instantly transformed into meaningful answers for you.

Security rules are applied along the way, so while Makersite is open by default, whatever is confidential will remain so.

Your data can be kept personal or shared. You can share with your team, within your supply network or with the global community.

  • A public model will appear on makersite.
  • A team model will remain on teamsite. 
  • A private model will remain on mysite. 

You can even share a product model and its associated impacts, while keeping single values confidential. When you see a globe on the right, the value is public. Every value can also be set to private. This protects your or your suppliers Intellectual Property, while still disclosing overall impacts  (read more on "keeping things private").

This panel displays additional information for every ingredient of your product.

For example, you can see uses, or chemical compositions, or compliance information associated with every input.

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