CADENAS NEWS

Normally Colin Johnson spends his time helping engineers and component manufacturers with their products and 3D CAD catalogs, but in his spare time he founded a running group with the sole purpose of encourage the visually impaired/blind to try marathon running.

Engineers and buyers interested in Ranco products can now directly configure and download 3D CAD models in native 2D and 3D formats for easy integration into their design.

MOVET® will soon be providing 3D CAD models of its products to download in a CADENAS Electronic Product Catalog. First, the area of flange bearings will be added to the product catalog, which is based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology from the German software manufacturer.

Virtual reality goggles and two handheld controllers can assist the design process tremendously, as part of DESTACO’s new Accelerate Digital Solutions System with its Vision Virtual Reality build tool.

MFT Technik Hardy Schürfeld GmbH & Co. KG improves customer service and work efficiency by making the CADENAS Product Configurator available on its website for all design engineers. In particular, multi-tech conveyor belts can be configured step by step according to need.

Anyone working with the free 3D graphics software Belnder can now receive a free plugin from CADENAS. This plugin will allow them to upload their 3D CAD models easier and faster directly from the CAD system to the PARTcloud.net exchange platform to share them with their colleagues and friends.

There was good reason for CADENAS to be happy already a month before Christmas: In November, the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity registered an absolute record for CAD downloads per month of nearly 25.5 million parts.

This year's winning project of the German Standard Parts Award (Deutscher Normteile Award) is an impressive example of how the use of standard parts can contribute to helping and supporting developing countries effectively. The worldwide unique transportable operation microscope from Prechtl Engineering won first place.

Latest trade show trend: These pin buttons for component manufacturers are real eye-catchers and a good way to start up a conversation with customers.

The CADENAS Croatia branch is celebrating its 17th anniversary this year. Ladislav Antić opened a CADENAS representative office on 16 October 2000. Once Croatia joined the EU, the branch office was established as a limited company in 2013.