Thomson Industries has launched the first phase of its all-new online catalog, making 3D CAD models of many of its popular products instantly available to customers. Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the configurator enables Thomson’s customers to configure products on the fly and download a 3D CAD model of that product directly into their native CAD system, right from Thomson’s website.
The inventor of anti-friction linear technology, Thomson Industries continues to lead the industry in mechanical motion technology 60 years running. From food processing to aerospace and defense, design engineers have trusted Thomson products for a wide range of applications. With such a breadth of industries served, Thomson now provides a solution that fits the on-demand needs of all their customers with their new online configurator.
“For us, it was all about reliability and performance – what would best serve our customers today and into the future,” says Rob Gallagher, Director of Marketing Communications at Thomson Industries. “3D models are essential deliverables, and it’s something that design engineers expect, so we knew we needed to find the best way to deliver this to our customers.”
With products now available on its online configurator, Thomson has also improved customers’ overall digital experience. The online 3D catalog builds the product model on the fly, allows the customer to download the product in over 100 different file formats and speeds up the configuration process, allowing the engineer to spend less time waiting for parts and more time designing.