Bead Electronics, a manufacturer of custom contact pins for the telecom, automotive, connector, and specialty lighting industries, has launched a new online catalog to strengthen its online usability, improve customer service, and reach new industries.
Using ThomasNet's Navigator platform, the online catalog displays Bead’s product specs in a way that makes it easy for engineers and OEM professionals to search for what they need. Each part number has technical specifications, a sales drawing, and 2D and 3D CAD models. Users needing additional information can also submit Requests for Information (RFIs) directly from the site.
The design of the catalog takes into account the different ways a customer may look for the custom contact pin they need: part number, dimensions, tolerance, or retention feature, thus expediting the sales process. Prospective customers can review a 3D CAD model online, download it, and insert it into their design.
"Our new online catalog uses the language and product specifications that our technical customers want to see and shows prospective customers the breadth of our capabilities," said Ron Andreoli, President of Bead Industries, Inc.
For Bead and other manufacturers, good web content means not only thorough technical specifications and compliance but CAD models and drawings as well. Research shows that engineers who download a drawing and spec it into their designs are more likely to place an order.
Bead Electronics, a division of Bead Industries, Inc., manufactures precision continuous reeled, solid wire, and tubular contact pins. Their custom components deliver the performance of machined pins at the price of stamped, and they can be tooled in a fraction of the time at a modest cost.