American Cylinder Launches New Website featuring 3D Product Configurator with CAD Download Capabilities

Milford, OH –January 9, 2013 – CADENAS PARTsolutions, a global provider of online product catalog, 3D product configurator, and CAD download technology; and American Cylinder, a premier manufacturer of small bore hydraulic & pneumatic cylinders and related products, announce the launch of the final phase of American Cylinder’s new Website, online 3D product catalog and CAD configurator. American Cylinder is now utilizing the most advanced 3D CAD online product catalog technology available, powered by CADENAS PARTsolutions. By implementing these Website improvements and adding the online product configurator, American Cylinder is positioned to increase their customer base while continuing to serve the needs of existing customers.


View the demo below of American Cylinder 3D Product Configurator in action

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The new website, built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, features an online 3D CAD catalog, enabling engineers to quickly find and configure the exact product they need, all directly within the American Cylinder site. In one click, engineers generate an interactive 3D preview on-demand. They can then download the product model in over 150 CAD and graphic formats including native formats in Autodesk® Inventor®, SolidWorks®, Siemens Solid Edge®, NX® software, PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire®, Creo®, CATIA® and many more. This on-demand capability makes the job of design engineers easier and delivers an exceptional customer experience.

American Cylinder added the CADENAS PARTsolutions embedded 3D Product Configurator to their website to better meet the needs of engineers who require high-quality product information instantly, including 3D CAD models, to complete their designs. Additionally, 3D graphic visibility and functionality is now available to the small company that does not have sophisticated CAD software to work with.

“We selected CADENAS PARTsolutions for many reasons,” says Richard Lutkus, Vice President of Engineering at American Cylinder. “Their level of expertise within the Cylinder industry was key in making our choice. It makes our job much easier if our partner really understands our business. PARTsolutions was also able to offer us the most complete package of services for revamping our Website and offering a 3D product configurator for our customers. We were able to work with one company for website design and development of a part configurator and selector to 3D model creation and generation of CAD and PDF downloadable files. It would have taken a combination of several vendors to fulfill the services PARTsolutions was able to offer us in a single package.”

“To get a competitive edge, we needed to upgrade our online product catalog to include 3D CAD models. We began to assess the sheer volume of CAD formats we needed to deliver to our customers,” said Lutkus, “For our team to create every product we produce, in every format engineer’s request, would have been a monumental task. PARTsolutions was able to create our configurable 3D CAD models in over 150 formats for a fraction of what it would cost us to produce internally.”

“By partnering with CADENAS PARTsolutions, manufacturers can focus on what they do best, without the distraction of trying to build their own configurator or worrying about keeping up with the latest CAD technologies,” said Jay Hopper, President of CADENAS PARTsolutions.

“This is our absolute focus and expertise,” says Hopper. “We’re able to deliver the tools that engineers are demanding and in turn help American Cylinder create a total customer experience that drives additional marketing leads, sales and exceptional customer service.”

About American Cylinder
Headquartered in Peotone, IL., American Cylinder Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of fluid power products including, pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders, special design cylinders, NFPA tie rod mount cylinders, linear slides and flow control valves. Products are sold through a network of independent stocking fluid power distributors located in every major industrial market and backed by American’s customer service representatives. For more information, visit

About CADENAS PARTsolutions
PARTsolutions offers manufacturers cutting edge technology for the creation of digital product catalogs with configuration, 3D previews and CAD downloads; as well as parts management solutions for industrial engineering and design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary parts. For component manufacturers, CADENAS PARTsolutions provides a 3D product configurator with CAD download technology to increase sales lead generation and to ensure that components get “designed in” to OEM products.

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Adam Beck

Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A Marketing graduate from the Miami University, Farmer School of Business in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries.