Makersite Introduces Apps for Faster Ecodesign, Stewardship and Cost Analysis
London, Copenhagen (Oct. 30, 2017): Christoph Wilfert, co-founder, demonstrates new functionalities of Makersite at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Copenhagen. Makersite is an open data platform for eco-design, product costing and stewardship. Product teams use it to analyse and collaborate on how things are made, to improve the impacts of making them.
Makersite now offers Apps tailored to specific quests. There are more than 30 Apps available for business, compliance, health, and environmental evaluations. Product teams can use them to quickly explore the effects of different product configurations, such as global warming, eutrophication, carcinogenicity, RoHS and REACH compliance and production costs.
The data serves as a product datasheet lookup for engineers, designers, analysts, and academics, to share analyses within a team, for data submission and for collaboration with suppliers. It is also used to analyse, improve, and publish product data, for Q&A on product related themes, and for teaching and education.
„The new apps create an even better user experience on Makersite. They smooth the way for a completely interactive, human-managed, machine-aided analysis “, says Neil D’Souza, chief developer and co-founder. „This saves a lot of time. Evaluations which previously taking months to complete can now be done within a couple of days. “
Makersite: open, transparent and fast
Makersite models how things are made through thousands of connected industrial process chains down to the substance level. With millions of data points, it is now the largest database on impacts, costs, and risks of making products. Data is constantly updated to reflect changes in regulations and product evolutions. Users can customize thousands of available product models or configure their own product to discover and analyse risks or impacts across value chain and life-cycle.
Calculations are done using open as well as third-party commercial data to ensure dependable results. The ability to compute across private and public data, while protecting intellectual property at a granular level, removes an important barrier to supply chain collaboration and product stewardship. Premium features, such as commercial data and private team collaboration, will be available later this year.