If you’re looking for easy product sourcing, computer-aided design (CAD) drawings and local sources throughout the United States and Canada, look no further than Thomasnet. com.
At Thomasnet.com they have information on over 650,000 manufacturers and distributors as well as 67,000+ industrial categories. What that does for engineers and buyers from all different industries is provide them with easy and instant product sourcing. It’s also an excellent B2B directory and has thousands of company profiles on the site that a person can browse to find just the manufacturer that they’re looking for.
To make things even easier on the site, you can identify the products that you need through their categories, the company name and now also using UNSPSC commodity codes. Contacting suppliers is also easy using Thomasnet.com’s RFP forms.
If CAD drawings are what you need, you can highly accelerate your design process using literally millions of 2-D and 3-D CAD models that have been gathered on the site from all of the leading manufacturers in many different industries. All of their CAD models are compatible with major software programs including SolidWorks, PTC and Autodesk and, even better, every single drawing comes complete with a list of its attributes as well as a full list of materials needed for production.
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