A Guide To Trace parts

There are a variety of powerful, forward-thinking tools available to design and engineering professionals. One of the cornerstones of design and manufacturing in the modern era is the ability to access design information anywhere, at any time. The demand for high-quality components is also high. That means design experts need to be able to use 3D CAD libraries and similar knowledge bases on their own time. TraceParts is one of the pieces of the design puzzle that makes this possible. 

This page will discuss the benefits of TraceParts, how it ties into 3D CAD, and how BLM leverages tools like these to produce high-quality components for our customers.

The Benefits of TraceParts

TraceParts is a provider of 3D digital content for use in the engineering industry. The company offers various web-based engineering solutions, including CAD part libraries and product configurations.

Millions of CAD users can access the TraceParts portal across the world free-of-charge. The portal offers over 100 million CAD models and product datasheets. Every piece of information is meant to align with the specific needs of purchasing, design, manufacturing, and maintenance processes and operations. 

Readers can find BLM’s listings on TraceParts here; these are our files for our centrifugal clutches. 

What Is 3D CAD?

3D computer-aided design (or CAD) allows designers, engineers, and other users to create realistic computer models. In these settings, models usually take the forms of parts or larger assemblies. 3D CAD models can be 3D printed or CNC machined to create finished components.

There are different types of modeling capabilities afforded by CAD:

  • Surface modeling: Engineers use surface modeling to create a part’s aesthetic features. It’s ideal for creating organic designs and using free-form geometry to design the surfaces of parts. 
  • Sculpting: Also known as organic modeling, sculpting is frequently used to create jewelry, characters, and other detailed shapes. It’s ideal for creating freeform surfaces and intricate details. Some software allow users to begin with a digital ball of clay and sculpt from there. 

Contact BLM to Get Started on Your 3D Modeling Project

BLM has custom manufactured centrifugal clutches for clients since 1932. If you’re curious how tools like TraceParts might benefit your project, reach out to us today. We’ll address your questions before explaining how we can use advanced technology to help with your project.

We work with a range of industries, including:

  • Public works
  • Oil refinery
  • Military/defense
  • Water treatment
  • Mining
  • Agricultural
  • Forestry
  • Chemical

You can also request a free quote for an upcoming project