March 2016

At the 17th Industry Forum on 8th and 9th March, more than 200 international visitors from the mechanical, plant and electrical engineering sector were informed about innovations and trends regarding sustainable cost reduction with strategic parts management, expanding marketing opportunities with electronic CAD product catalogs and building information modeling (BIM) at the WWK arena in Augsburg.

 The ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer turned to CADENAS to market their products on a broader and more international basis with the electronic product catalog.

AW-Lake Company now provides the capability to model then order flowmeters online as one of the new features of its redesigned corporate website.

Nason, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, switches and transducers, employs new thinking which is derived from a total market-driven approach. Nason adapts to customer requirements rather than the customer adapting to available products. This new way of thinking has been the catalyst for their interactive product configurator and 3D CAD model downloads powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions, LLC.

Regal’s Hub City and Marathon Motors brands have collaborated with CADENAS PARTsolutions to create product configuration software that allows design engineers to create and download perfectly matched gear/motor configurations.

UK supplier websites are not currently measuring up to engineers expectations. 75% of interviewed engineers said that if a particular product was not available in 3D format that they would chose an alternative supplier.