Case Study


SMC Corporation of America is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic actuators, valves, and airline equipment. To provide customers with automation cost savings, SMC developed an online catalog that enabled customers to configure and download dimensionally accurate 3D models of SMC components, which engineers can include in their designs.

Summary and Metrics

  • 30% Increase in online sales leads
  • 46K Users registered in two years
  • 18K CAD model downloads per month
  • $205K Annual reduction in engineering support costs
  • $500K Improved annual sales revenue

The Solution

To achieve this objective, SMC turned to 3D PartStream.NET technology from SOLIDWORKS Corporation. Since implementing 3D PartStream.NET seven years ago, SMC has registered more than 200,000 customers on its E-Tech web site and now provides customers with 80,000 downloadable CAD models each month.