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SPE: Thermoforming From An Industrial Designers Perspective

26th SPE Thermoforming Conference Industrial design is a valuable part of the product development process. Industrial designers' input and creativity can greatly affect and improve the probability if a part or product's success. Bryan Fox the founder and president of Tangent Design Group spoke at the 26th SPE Thermoforming Conference in Fort Worth, Texas about industrial design's purpose and scope, what designs do, and their role in product development. Sharing his specific experiences designing for aesthetic heavy gauge thermoformed parts and assemblies. By offering insights into the world of industrial design Tangent can help thermoforming professionals become knowledgable about how and when to utilize industrial designers in their own development process.SEPTEMBER 24-26 Fort Worth, Texas Omni Fort Worth Hotel & Fort Worth Convention Center...

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NeoCon 2018

The Tangent team took our annual summer field trip to the nation’s premier furniture and interior design trade show, NeoCon. Held annually in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, NeoCon showcases the latest trends in furniture and interior design, featuring stand out brands such as Knoll, Steelcase and Herman Miller. The show acts as a useful showcase for manufacturing innovations as well as color and material studies. Here are a few of our standouts from this year show:...

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2018 Chicago International Auto Show

The Tangent team took a morning field trip the 2018 Chicago International Auto Show, held annually at McCormick Place, to view the latest offerings from the automotive industry. The show is the largest auto show in the world by square footage, and featured several global debuts as well as a host of concept and newer production models. As always, here are a few standouts from the show:...

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2018 Chicago Boat Show

The Tangent team took a Friday field trip the Chicago Boat, RV, & Strictly Sail show, held annually at McCormick Place, to view the latest offerings from the industry.  The show features hundreds of new products, and acts as a useful barometer for gauging consumer response and emerging trends. As always, here are a few of our standouts from the show:...

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SEMA 2017

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year the Tangent team attended SEMA for the unveiling of the new Shelby Super snake.   Show highlights for us included the Ford booth, new 3D printing technology, and the hand made twin turbo Tucker.[qodef_image_gallery type="slider" autoplay="3" pretty_photo="no" navigation="yes" pagination="yes" images="1376,1375,1374,1373,1372" image_size="full"]...

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NeoCon 2017

The Tangent team dropped by NeoCon, Chicago’s preeminent furniture and interior design trade show, to view the latest trends and styles in furniture design. NeoCon is one of our most anticipated excursions, and once again the show did not disappoint. Show standouts included Herman Miller, Steelcase, Watson, and Coalesce. We can’t wait to go back again next year, but for now here’s a selection of some of our favorite products from this year’s show:...

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2017 Chicago Boat Show

On Friday the Tangent team took a research and design field trip to the Chicago Boat at McCormick Place. The Chicago, Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show is the Windy City’s largest marine and outdoors sales event. Every year the show features new boat models, luxurious interiors, and interesting design details and this year's show was no exception. Here were a few of our favorites: ...

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Society Of Plastics Engineers

Society Of Plastics Engineers Gold Award

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and education for all plastics professionals. Recently they announced the winners of the SPE Thermoforming Division annual parts competition. The awards were presented during the Thermoforming Division’s annual conference, held last month in Schaumburg, IL. They were presented in twenty categories as well as in a student parts competition.  Tangent worked with Medallion to design the parts for the American Coach Eagle dash and was awarded a gold medal by the SPE. Congratulations to Medallion Plastics and American Coach RV! ...

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