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GL Home Designs

Posted on: October 13th, 2020 by Alex Varela

Gyroid Vol. I

We love manufacturing the “Gyroid Vol 1 planter for GL home designs because of the beauty of the results. Visit glhomedesigns.com to purchase.

“The structure itself is a gyroid lattice (an infinite repetition of a gyroid pattern) and is defined by a mathematical geometry but surprisingly enough it is also found in nature, in cells or even gelatin, due to its intrinsic properties.

Our designs are printed from PLA-based materials (Polylactic acid, made essentially from corn) so as to provide a sustainable and eco-friendly work of art, which is biodegradable when exposed to the environment. But not to worry, with the most basic care, they will be safe and sound in your home.

This design was fabricated using 3D printing technology, as this structure is so complex it would be impossible to manufacture otherwise. Each artwork requires over 30 hours of complex material deposition, one micrometer-level layer at a time.”


Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Alex Varela

Branquia — SvH

Branquia is a kitchen sink strainer inspired by the filter-feeding filtration system of Manta Rays. Its texture, which mimics Manta Rays gill rakers, is designed to catch even the tiniest pieces of food without clogging. 

It has soft flaps on both sides, which allow for an easy pick-up and clean up, which prevents the user from having to come in contact with food scraps.

Covid Maker Response

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 by Alex Varela

During the Pandemic of 2020, Tangible Creative responded by 3D printing over 30,000 face shields in coordination with covidmakerresponse.com. (Founded by Tangible, Columbia University Libraries, and Makerbot.) CMR was able to distribute face shields to over 40 NY hospitals during the height of the pandemic. This effort came to together within days, including production, assembly and distribution.


Posted on: March 3rd, 2020 by Alex Varela

Pendant Light

We created and installed this light fixture for Anoush’ella, a restaurant in Boston Massachusetts. The light fixture is made with water-jet cut, powder coated aluminum, and laser-cut acrylic panels.

Architectural Models

Posted on: February 11th, 2020 by Alex Varela

Tangible Creative has extensive experience creating architectural models using FDM, SLS, and SLA 3D Printing methods.

Row 1: Project Ribbon: Reimagining Philadelphia International Terminal E

In Project Ribbon, the designers, Jasmine Gao and Tian Ouyang from University of Pennsylvania School of Design, are looking into the future with the help of Form and Force Diagram developed by Masoud Akbarzadeh. New forms can be generated through a different lens, and the results will be both structurally efficient and aesthetically appealing.

The current PHL Terminal E, as people may or may not know, was rated the worst airport in the U.S for multiple reasons: the dull spacial experience, poorly placed programs, indirect circulations etc. With this in mind, the designers tried to resolve the issues with an interweaving system: turn the airport into two parts, and merge them with an elegant flow.

The new PHL Terminal E, which they call it “The Ribbon“, features a spine that houses all the program space, and a gate system that engulfs the spine. Passengers will enjoy a direct transportation to the gates via the speed route system at the bottom, but can also take time to stop by the program. All they need to do is get of the belts and go upstairs.

After a series of test, the most agreeable form was sought out for this job, helping the designers arrive at the desired resolution. It brings together the best of two worlds: clear designation of spacial usage, and a form that is for this configuration and this configuration only.

Row 2: is an architectural model of 8777 Washington BLVD in Culver City, CA, created for Clarion Partners. The model was created using PLA and Resin on FDM and SLA printers.


Posted on: February 11th, 2020 by Alex Varela


Wayband is a product by Wearworks, “…a haptic design company that delivers detailed and nuanced information, through touch.” The Wayband product “is a wearable that guides you to your destination using only vibrations.” Tangible Creative used 3D Printing to prototype iterations of the product as an integral part of the design process.

American Museum of Natural History

Posted on: February 7th, 2020 by Alex Varela

3D Printed Alligator Skull:

We 3D-Scanned this alligator skull to create a replica for The Museum of Natural history. The model was printed out of SLS Nylon.


Posted on: February 7th, 2020 by Alex Varela

3D Printed Sneakers:

Tangible Creative collaborated with Bulleit Bourbons’ Frontier Works, and artist Kyle Steed to create these limited-edition 3D printed sneakers. Dubbed “the first single-3D-printed sneaker to hit the market,” the collaboration combines industrial design approaches with streetwear. To construct the digital mold the team at Tangible Creative used Z-Brush technology, designing the body and soles from start to finish. The final product is a single-printed sneaker with a retro appearance but with futuristic elements.

By using engineered SLS TPU the fit of the sneaker is ensured to be durable, flexible, and wearable for everyday use. Featuring hidden lattice soles, the sneaker design itself is complex as much as it is “sophisticated and organic,” [Esquire Magazine]. To top off the project for Bulleit’s Frontier Works, Tangible Creative made resin printed replicas of the Bourbon brand’s signature bottles, also painted with Steed’s designs applied using laser-cut stenciling and airbrush.

Open BCI

Posted on: February 7th, 2020 by Alex Varela

Ultracortex EEG Headset:

Tangible Creative has been the manufacturing partner for Open BCI since 2016. We manufacture, wire, assemble, and ship Open BCI headsets as one of the core activities of our business. The headsets are 3D printed out of PLA and manufactured at our shop in Newark New Jersey. For More information on Open BCI please visit openbci.com