Tangible Creative is an Industrial Design / Manufacturing company, focused on 3D Printing. Contact us to discuss your project or upload files for an instant quote. Our offerings include FDM 3D Printing, SLA 3D Printing, and SLS 3D Printing. Additional services include design, 3D modeling, and many custom fabrication options. FDM 3D Printing is an additive manufacturing practice that creates 3D prints by extruding layers of filament. Materials include PLA, TPU, Nylon, PET, PEEK, and Carbon fiber among others. The advantages of FDM printing include lower cost, volume production, and fast turn-around times. In this capacity, we have 3D printed tens of thousands of prototypes and market-ready products. Additionally, FDM 3D Printing allows for the use of more sustainable materials, particularly PLA, which is a plant-based “bio-plastic” material. Please see our environmental statement for our policies and beliefs around more sustainable manufacturing practices. SLS 3D Printing is an additive manufacturing practice that creates 3D prints by using a laser to weld together thin layers of powder. This print method is commonly used for 3D models that have complex forms or drastic overhangs. There are no supports required for this printing process, as it uses its own powder to support overhangs. The print is then lifted out of the machine, removing any loose powder from the object. SLS is commonly used with a nylon material that is rigid but also has slight flexibility. For parts that need to be extremely flexible, TPU is a better option with the SLS technology. SLA 3D Printing is an additive manufacturing practice that creates 3D prints by using a laser to cure thin layers of resin. This print method is commonly used for 3D models that need to be smooth and highly detailed. Resin uses its own material to create support structures that then needs to be cut and sanded to achieve a smooth surface. Resin prints are the ideal choice for parts that need to be painted or shown as a “final” piece. We offer a range of resins from, standard white, black, clear, castable, flexible, tough, and dental resin. Resin is not as tough as nylon and therefore is mostly used for display models.