Hamilton Caster Enhances Online Product Selection with Embedded 3D Features

Oct. 21, 2009
Hamilton Caster, an industrial wheel and caster manufacturer, has expanded its three-year partnership with PARTsolutions, a company that offers 3D part catalogs, to give corporate and operations managers direct access to online 3D part catalogs through Hamilton’s Web site.

Since 2006, several Hamilton customers, including Northrop Grumman and Harley Davidson, have consulted the company’s Web site to use PARTcatalog, which allows them to view and configure products online as well as download detailed computer-aided design (CAD) files.

Now, Hamilton has embedded the PARTsolution 3D part catalog directly into the product pages on its Web site and moved catalog modeling in house by licensing the PARTcatalog software. As a result, Hamilton engineers will be able to develop and maintain their own 3D catalogs for the company’s line of heavy-duty industrial casters, stainless-steel casters, caster wheels and polyurethane wheels.

The move will allow CAD to play a more important role as managers review and select products, Hamilton says.

“Working with PARTsolutions, we’ve been able to leverage our existing technology to arm engineers with the ability to download digital products directly from our Web site, and the flexibility of their solutions continue to meet our evolving needs,” says Mark Lippert, vice president of marketing at Hamilton Caster.