We are two Spanish engineers working on the aerospace sector. After our experience designing electronics boards and the subsequent purchase of components, we noticed that there are no many websites to manage the purchasing of components. For this reason we have decided to develop a website for this purpose.
Our proposal is to develop a site that facilitates the purchase of components, looking for alternatives in several manufacturers and distributors to get the best option in terms of price and delivery times. This should be performed through a tool that allows to upload a BOM (Bill of Materials), performing a posterior optimization work.
Nowadays, there is a webpage called Octopart ([url removed, login to view]) that allows to upload a BOM and automatically search for components in several distributors, being able to make a comparison of prices. This is a part of what we want to do and we are planning to use its API to power our site (only for the first version of our project; in the future APIs from distributors should be used).