Bimba adds 3D functionality to its online CAD Configurator with technology powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions
University Park, IL – Dec 12, 2012 – Bimba Manufacturing, a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, and PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of 3D parts catalogs and sales configurators for manufacturers, announce the addition of 3D functionality to Bimba’s online CAD models.
Tom Wood, Director of Marketing for Bimba, said, “We continue to enhance our CAD model experience for our customers, both online and in-person, at tradeshows and events. This 3D capability now gives our customers an even more realistic way to experience our products so they can incorporate them into their overall design.”
The CAD configurator allows all configured and generated CAD models to be viewed by Bimba customers in 3D. Once the model has been generated in the preview window, users will see a 3D glasses icon in the upper left hand corner. The screenshot on the left shows the standard CAD Model. Clicking on the 3D glasses icon activates the 3D, which is shown in the screenshot on the right. Users, who have traditional 3D glasses, can see the difference below. If not, they can request a pair by clicking the “Get Your 3D CAD Glasses” button in the right hand column on the web page, fill out the form, and receive a pair of Bimba 3D glasses.
In addition to the online capability, Bimba incorporated CADENAS PARTsolutions 3D Tradeshow Entertainment package, which uses 3D to create a unique customer experience at events. The 3D package was introduced at the Semicon West tradeshow in San Francisco CA, with significant results.
“By combining Bimba’s 3D glasses and CAD models, coupled with large screen monitors and an Xbox Kinect, the system really builds interest and drives tradeshow traffic in a relevant way” says Rob Zesch, president of CADENAS PARTsolutions. “Manufacturers are always looking for ways to build awareness and get more visitors to their booth. When your CAD models become a fun and exciting experience for tradeshow attendees, it really helps you stand out from the crowd and draw more and more visitors.”
The experience helps bring the event interaction full-circle. Bimba gave away thousands of pairs of branded 3D glasses, giving customers another reason to visit Bimba.com when they return to their home or office, to see the 3D models again and again.
Bimba Manufacturing is a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to engineering challenges. Including its brands, TRD, Mead, MFD and Pneumadyne, Bimba markets an extensive line of industry-leading products including pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators; valves; fittings; air preparation and a variety of safety and production solutions. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, the company’s business develops many custom and semi-custom products designed for specific customers and applications. These products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries. For more information, visit bimba.com.
About CADENAS PARTsolutions
CADENAS PARTsolutions is a leading provider of next generation 3D part catalog management and sales configuration solutions. For large manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides centralized 3D standard part catalogs making it easy for global design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary parts. For component manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides 3D part catalog with CAD download technology to increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get “designed in” to OEM products. www.partsolutions.com.
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