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Digital Customer Experience for Engineers


18-06-2019 David Pike

The digital world has become such a central feature of modern business that it is hard to envisage a time without it.  But the digital environment continues to evolve and develop.  As customers turn to this digital world as their primary channel of business, suppliers who do not embrace new technology will be left behind. […]

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Five reasons why parts suppliers provide online access to their products’ CAD models


13-06-2019 Audrey Varin

Parts suppliers are sitting on a gold mine. Professional designers covet information about product dimensions and specs. Nowadays, engineers and designers scour the web in search of 3D models for the standard products that they need for the projects they are working on at any given time. This prevents them from having to redraw the […]

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Why does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represent a real opportunity for marketing experts looking to target engineers and design professionals?


06-06-2019 Priscillia Granval

A year has passed since the regulation became effective, so discover how the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a real opportunity for digital marketing professionals looking to reach out to engineers and designers. Unless you spent the whole of 2018 hidden away in a secluded forest cabin, there is no way that you […]

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Making Complicated Decisions Easier with Online Configurators


03-06-2019 David Pike

Connectors are complicated things. They are amongst the most difficult components for an engineer to select, simply because they are available in such a huge array of variations. This is the natural result of the different tasks that connectors are asked to perform in some of the most demanding environments on earth. The customer faced […]

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Why should industrial distributors invest in 3D marketing?


20-05-2019 David Pike

The shape of the components marketplace has changed. In this article we will look at how traditional industrial distributors are under pressure from new developments, and how they can remain relevant to the modern customer. Before the advent of the ecommerce revolution, manufacturers had to rely on traditional routes to market – either selling directly […]

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