September 2014

The AMB – international exhibition for metal work – is the biannual, in Stuttgart situated leading trade fare for machining technology. Included were many partners and customers of CADENAS, who presented themselves there with help from the many different products based on eCATALOGsolutions Technology by CADENAS.

The response was tremendous: From all corners of Germany, a very diverse collection of projects was submitted to the Engineering Newcomer Challenge 2014. With only a few more weeks to go until the great award ceremony at the Motek 2014, now six favorites have been chosen from which the three winners will be selected.

Considering the vast number of components in an average manufacturing company’s parts library, it’s no wonder why problems of confusion and parts mismanagement arise. For most, the solution appears to be straightforward, create a simple classification system based on physical features of the parts. However, upon more analysis, implementation of these systems run into problems.

PHD Inc. has expanded their electronic parts catalog to provide in-depth product, user history and download information for their users. Built upon the CADENAS PARTsolutions eCATALOGsolutions platform, the interactive online catalog enables users to configure, download and specify the exact PHD part they need.

To stay relevant in the global competition, companies have to keep product costs as low as possible. First and foremost, this can be made possible through an optimal cooperation between engineering and purchasing. This is where the so called PURCHINEERING strategy in combination with strategic parts management comes into play.

The trade journal konstruktionspraxis asked Werner Küntzler, Channel Marketing Director at Siemens PLM software, for the top 5 new features of Solid Edge ST7. With: CADENAS PARTsolutions.

The 3D CAD download portal PARTcommunity by CADENAS really can’t complain about a lack of popularity: In addition to close to 12.500 fans in their worldwide Facebook community, the portal registered 9.073 786 downloads of CAD models of popular manufacturers from more than 400 Electronic Product Catalogs. Thereby, PARTcommunity is well on the way to crack the 10 million downloads/month mark until the end of the year.