MDL Europe, a component manufacturer for standard parts in tool & mould making, relies on the Electronic Product Catalog by CADENAS and was thus able to increase the number of 3D downloads of its products by nearly four times as much within nine months.
The French company MDL Europe provided product information via an online library for its customers already some years ago, back then based on a self-developed, internal solution.
"The demand of our customers kept growing and engineers increasingly awaited 2D and 3D models of MDL products to integrate directly into their designs," explains Stéphane Regnier, Sales Director of MDL Europe.
In order to satisfy customer needs and market development, MDL Europe decided to find a suitable software provider for product catalogs. CADENAS offered a comprehensive solution with its technology eCATALOGsolutions for Electronic Product Catalogs. In particular, the many possibilities for the provision of product data in numerous CAD formats were decisive selection criteria for MDL Europe.
High-quality customer service
MDL Europe's new 3D product catalog was created, in cooperation with CADENAS, at the beginning of 2018. Since then, engineering data of guiding elements, punching tools, compression springs as well as the accessories are available for downloading in numerous CAD formats. Included are Inventor and Revit by Autodesk, Solid Edge and NX by Siemens PLM Software or SOLIDWORKS by Dassault Systèmes, etc.
"Now we are meeting the needs of our customers that much better because they can use 3D CAD models directly in their CAD software, regardless of whether they work with the CAD software Visi, SOLIDWORKS or AutoCAD," says Stéphene Regnier.
3D CAD product catalog for standard parts in tooling & mould making is being steadily expanded
MDL Europe has the goal to continuously adapt its 3D CAD product catalog to customer requirements and to provide as best as possible components for tool and mould making in 3D, including the required technical specifications. "We constantly adapt our product catalog according to customer feedback, which means a continuous learning process for us," says Stéphane Regnier. In this context, MDL Europe is currently working together with CADENAS on the implementation of a configurator for die set racks, which should be published in the course of 2019.
291% increase of downloads within 9 months
The number of 3D CAD models downloads of MDL Europe products increased by 291% during the period from April 2018 to January 2019. In conclusion, Stéphane Régnier says: "The main objectives of our product catalog consist of offering our customers better service, the ideal presentation of our brands and products on the market and, of course, increasing sales."