Obtaining the right components more effectively by means of CAD data
To survive in international competition, manufacturers strive to keep the cost of production as low as possible. Yet even though suitable parts might be available on the market at a cheaper price, many still produce components more expensively themselves. By providing CAD data and 3D previews online for free, HellermannTyton now gives engineers an easy means of finding the right solution for their construction needs.
Make or buy?
Sourcing components that are easy to procure from third party suppliers can be lucrative for product manufacturers. The increased use of outsourced optimal parts frees up production capacity, allowing companies to focus more strongly on their core competence.
Success finding identical parts or similar components can bring international manufacturers production costs savings upwards of 40 percent.
Search globally, buy locally
Because product engineers and purchasers are increasingly looking online for ideal “C-part” components from regional suppliers, HellermannTyton has made the 3D and 2D CAD data of thousands of products available free of charge. The parts are provided in cooperation with the software provider CADENAS in an online “PARTcommunity”:
The constantly growing product portfolio includes cable ties, cable fastening and fixing systems as well as high-quality cable protection parts. By supplying useful model data as well as product images and dimensions, the data of thousands of products in 2D and 3D formats can aid design engineers from their initial ideas to practical implementation.
This facilitates collaboration between engineering and procurement, which in turn saves time and money and contributes to increased competitiveness.
The data can then be downloaded in a variety of CAD formats for direct integration into design and development environments.
Data interfaces also enable the seamless exchange with the product search on www.hellermanntyton.de. Here, the 3D CAD models of thousands of products can now be called up and viewed directly from the product detail page in the internet browser via a 3D Web Viewer.
Registered PartCommunity users also have access to a PDF data sheet which provides precise information about product dimensions, materials, product features and all other relevant specifications.
The free “3D CAD Models” App from CADENAS also provides direct access to HellermannTyton PARTcommunity 3D CAD models alongside the offerings of other leading suppliers to the mechanical engineering and automotive industries.