PartsMaster is a database of over 15 million active
and cancelled parts used by the United States Military and civilian
A PartsMaster NSN report is a comprehensive gathering
of all related information about a part in a single page.
ALI Corp. originally created PartsMaster in 1988 for DoD contractors
and OEMs to find research information about a part before bidding.
Since then we have added a number of databases to this report and have
made it available to both military and commercial clients. Who uses PartsMaster?
Using the DoD's NSN (National Stock Number), NIIN (NSN without the
first four digits), or a Part Number, anyone on the web can find basic
information about any part free of charge in an Public Report. For a
small fee (as little as 50 cents) PartsMaster will gather information
from up to 27 different data tables and present it to you in an
easy-to-read Full NSN Report.
Please note not all NSNs have data in all 27 data tables. You may
always run a free search to see what is available before purchasing a
Get Prices for Parts
If you're trying to find a part, all NSN Reports will let you get
prices for the part you're interested in. Just look for the Get
Bids button or the Quotes menu option on the PartsMaster
menu. Just enter a quantity and your request will be sent out. Come
back later and the Bids menu option on the PartsMaster
menu lets you review the prices that have come in. Sample Entry
Of course, some parts are hard to find. ALICorp.com has a wealth of
other reports that can help you locate what you're looking for. These
are listed below.
Similar Parts Report
If you don't find what you are looking for in the NSN Reports, you may
use ALI Corp.'s latest innovation, the Similar Parts Report. It will
provide a list of any other parts made by the same company (or listed
under the same CAGE Code) that is in the DoD's 15 million NSNs list.
Also, it will look for other parts that are similar in identification.
These are listed in relevance order so that you can use the information
to find possible suppliers. Sample Report
Parametric Search Report
If you still can't find a supplier or similar part, you can try our
Parametric Search Report. It will show you a list of the Technical
Characteristics of your part and allow you to define the most important
ones. Then, you'll get a list of up to 120 parts in order of importance
to you. You may then get an NSN report on any or all of them. If your
part has no Technical Characteristics defined, you can make your own
list from the parameters of the type of item you are searching for. Sample Report
Source of Supply Identified Report
The Source of Supply Identified Report, or SOSID, will reduce your
search for a supplier. You may search by exact NSN/NIIN or by starting
part number or by the CAGE plus INC (item category). It's easy and
takes a lot less time than examining tons of data just for a name and
phone number or email. Sample Report
Global Cross Reference Report
This report lists, by FSG, FSC, INC or PSC all items related to your
desired item. That is, those items considered by the government to be
in the same category that you're interested in. Sample Report
NSN White Paper
Sometimes, the Full NSN Report is too much. For a more concise summary
of an NSN's important characteristics, see the NSN White Paper.Sample Report
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