3D Printing and Industrial Design Services
FDM 3D Printing
Fused Deposition Modeling is a process of building 3D Prints with layers of filament. This method is popular because of lower cost and faster turn around time. FDM printing is more sustainable because “bio-plastic” materials such as PLA can be used. Please see our environmental statement for more information. Additional materials include TPU, Nylon, PET, PEEK, and Carbon fiber.
SLS 3D Printing
Selective Laser Sintering is a process of creating 3D prints by fusing layers of powder. Because the powder acts as its own support, the method is ideal for complex forms and models with drastic overhangs. Materials include SLS Nylon, (rigid and durable) and SLS TPU (rubberlike and flexible). SLS Printing can be used to create a wide variety of functional products and parts.
SLA 3D Printing
Stereolithography involves creating 3D Prints by curing together layers of resin. Because of its smooth, high-resolution texture, SLA prints can sanded, painted, and clear-coated for a beautiful appearance. (Resin is not as tough as other materials and should not be used for parts requiring high levels of durability.) Materials include white, black, gray, clear, cast-able, flexible, tough, and dental resin.
Covid Maker Response
Tangible Creative is currently 3D printing face shields for healthcare workers at local hospitals. In collaboration with MakerBot, and Columbia University, they have formed Covid Maker Response (CMR), which has produced and distributed over 20,000 face shields to hospitals and organizations.