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WIELAND MOTION REVOLUTION HELM CHAIR

Revolution Helm Chair Automotive style, Marine function. Tangent recently partnered with Wieland Motion, a market leader in seating and furniture design and manufacturing for a variety of specialties including, health, hospitality, automotive and marine, to design and develop, from the ground up, the Revolution Helm Chair. Noting a lack of high function, automotive style helm chairs in the pontoon industry, Tangent and Wieland set about designing a helm chair that would set a new benchmark for pontoon helm seating.Starting from a blank slate, Tangent worked with Wieland to develop 2D ideation sketches of potential two part hinged and single piece short-backed helm chairs that would utilize rotational molding’s robust construction and relatively cost-effective manufacturing techniques. Drawing inspiration from the latest automotive seat designs, Tangent & Wieland set about adding high style and heavy functionality to both sets of chairs, including adjustable seat bolsters, a removable lumbar support panel, collapsible armrests, modular headrests,...

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SHELBY F150 RAPTOR

Shelby F-150 Raptor 3rd Generation Performance. Tangent together with iconic performance manufacturer Shelby and Elkhart based premium truck up-fitter Tuscany Motor Co., teamed up to design & develop the 2022 Shelby F-150 Raptor, Shelby’s latest foray into the performance truck market. Tangent’s responsibilities included the design and development of numerous proprietary parts, including an injection molded grille, accent lights, and a custom hood with front & rear vent inserts.[qodef_separator type="full-width" color="#000000" border_style="dotted" thickness="2"] Inspired by Shelby’s rich racing and performance heritage, as well as previous collaborations between Tangent and Shelby, Tangent set about designing a new Shelby F-150 Raptor that would stand out in an increasingly crowded performance truck market. This meant taking a more radical design approach to the Shelby’s bespoke parts, incorporating more advanced and robust production techniques, and adding a first of its kind dynamic signature lighting feature in the Raptor’s center grille. [qodef_separator type="full-width" color="#000000" border_style="dotted" thickness="2"]Tangent began the development...

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Morgan Olson Storm

MORGAN OLSON STORM

Morgan Olson Storm Morgan takes Class-2 by… Morgan Olson, a leading manufacturer of walk-in cargo and delivery vans, reached out to Tangent to help design and develop Morgan’s first entry into the Class-2 truck market.   Built on the Ford F-150 chassis, the Storm represents Morgan’s first foray into a competitive Class-2 commercial vehicle market, that allows for non CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) drivers to operate cargo vehicles that would otherwise require a specialized license to use.[qodef_separator type="full-width" color="#000000" border_style="dotted" thickness="2"] Tangent helped Morgan design the Storm from the ground up, beginning with multiple rounds of 2D styling ideation, ensuring that the Storm would have a refined modern exterior. Design features include a full wrap-around signature LED running light, LED turn signals, an integrated window system, and contrasting body panels. [qodef_separator type="full-width" color="#000000" border_style="dotted" thickness="2"]After selecting an initial design, Tangent proceeded to model the Storm’s exterior design in CAD, further refining exterior surfaces and developing the...

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REVENGE GT1

Revenge GT1 A dish best served with 900 HP. Tangent recently partnered with Irvine California based performance upfitter Peregrine Automotive to design, develop and model Peregrine’s next high end performance icon, the Revenge GT1. Based on the 991.2 Porsche Turbo chassis, this full body conversion adds 6inches of width to the 991’s substantial frame, and features full body side vents, and functional aero additions inspired by Porsche’s rich racing heritage. Not to be out done, the Revenge GT1 replaces every one of its body panels with a carbon fiber substitute, which leads to considerable weight reduction and a significant upgrade in performance.[qodef_separator type="full-width" color="#000000" border_style="dotted" thickness="2"] Working from the start with in-house designers and modelers, and Peregrine’s chosen carbon fiber supplier, Tangent set about designing the Revenge GT1 to stand out from the crowd, incorporating design elements of classics from Porsche’s past, like the 959, Carrera GT, and most importantly the GT1 homologation...

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Shelby F150

SHELBY F150

2021 SHELBY F-150 An Elevated Experience. Tangent together with iconic performance manufacturer Shelby and Elkhart based premium truck up-fitter Tuscany Motor Co., teamed up to design & develop the 2021 Shelby F-150, Shelby’s latest foray into the performance truck market. Tangent’s responsibilities included the design and development of numerous proprietary parts, including an injection molded grille, fender vent, new front bumper, a steel hood with vent inserts and a new tonneau cover, just to name a few.Tangent began the development process with a combination of 2D sketching, and VRED based underlays of the new Ford F-150, to ensure that every sketched detail and component would accurately reflect its real-life counterpart.Inspired by Shelby’s rich racing and performance heritage, as well as previous collaborations between Tangent and Shelby, Tangent set about designing a new Shelby F-150 that would stand out in an increasingly crowded performance truck market. This meant taking a more radical design...

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2021 Veranda Marine V One

VERANDA V-ONE

Veranda V-One A Fiberglass First. Tangent recently partnered with Veranda Marine, a market leader in pontoon manufacturing, to design and develop the 2021 Veranda V-One, Veranda’s first foray into the fiberglass pontoon market. Starting from the ground up, Tangent set about designing a fiberglass pontoon that would reflect the needs of a contemporary pontoon boat customer, incorporating aggressive details, custom accent lights and plentiful amounts of storage space and utility into the boat’s bespoke fiberglass body. Tangent’s responsibilities included designing and developing everything from the boat’s exterior fiberglass styling, interior seating and storage, as well as its aggressive, sports car inspired helm.Beginning with blue sky 2D ideation sketches, Tangent worked with packaging constraints and design feedback provided by Veranda to create a fiberglass pontoon that would be a market leader in design and experience. Inspired by the forms and styling of Italian sportscar manufacturer Lamborghini, Tangent created a pontoon design that would...

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Harris Boats Solstice Helm

HARRIS BOATS SOLSTICE HELM

Harris Solstice Helm Feature Heavy. Harris Pontoon, a leading manufacturer of recreational pontoon boats, partnered up with Tangent to design and develop the new Solstice Helm, giving Harris’ volume selling pontoon series a design and feature heavy helm for 2020.Beginning with 2D ideation sketches, Tangent produced multiple concepts that incorporated the desired helm features including an openable helm top, and storage space within the helm’s instrument panel. Tangent worked to incorporate numerous automotive styling features into the helm’s design, including an integrated bezel, multiple Simrad screen sizes, a leather wrapped brow, and billet trim accents.After creating 2D sketches, Tangent began modeling the helm in Alias, a 3D CAD software, that allows Tangent to build production ready parts for clients and their suppliers. Throughout the 3D process, Tangent made sure to utilize our in-house VR software, which allowed us to make ergonomic adjustments to the helm’s many user-friendly features, as well as ensure...

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CORTECH CREW CHAIR

Cortech Endurance Crew Chair Comfort meats functionality. Cortech USA, a leading manufacture of behavioral health and correctional furniture partnered with Tangent to help develop the all new Endurance Crew chair.Working from Cortech’s designs, Tangent set about developing a chair in 3D CAD software that would meet Cortech’s rigorous standards for safety, strength and durability.Tangent’s knowledge of rotational molding manufacturing techniques ensured that the chair would be both more durable than steel as well as flame retardant. The chair’s “no break” polyethylene material allows for a multitude of color options and creates a surface that is easy to clean and maintain in any correctional environment.Tangent also contributed marketing materials for the Endurance Crew chair, by creating photo real renderings of both chairs in Autodesk VRED, a high tech visualization software....

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Harley Davidson Ford F250 Hero

HARLEY DAVIDSON FORD F250

HARLEY DAVIDSON x TUSCANY MOTOR CO. Bigger and bolder. Tangent together with iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson and Elkhart based premium truck up-fitter Tuscany Motor Co., teamed up to develop the 2020 Harley Davidson F-250, the third collaboration between Tangent, Tuscany, and Harley to date. Tangent’s responsibilities included the design and development of over 60 proprietary parts, as well the creation of marketing material, and project coordination between Harley and Tuscany Motor Co.Inspired by Harley’s rich heritage, as well as the 2019 HD F-150, Tangent was tasked with the development of a multitude of custom parts, meant to set the 2020 HD F-250 apart from the pack.  These parts include 22-inch aluminum wheels inspired by Harley’s “Fat Boy” motorcycle, an all-new painted grill with orange Harley accents, lighted running board, fender vents with orange piping and HD logos, a new front bumper with custom skid plate, and a functional ram-air hood with...

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Braunability Chevrolet Traverse

CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

Chevy Traverse Adding the “Utility” to Sport Utility. BraunAbility, a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, once again teamed up with Tangent, to design and develop Braun’s latest foray into the wheel chair accessible SUV market, with the 2020 Chevy Traverse.The Winamac, Indiana based mobility company tasked Tangent with developing the interior and exterior modifications that transform the stock Chevy Traverse into a capable wheelchair accessible SUV.  These modifications included exterior body panels and side trim, which add additional style and functionality to the modified Traverse exterior, allowing for increased aerodynamics and greater ease of use for all occupants. By incorporating a built-in step design, the body panels provide additional functionality for non-wheelchair users.Tangent was also tasked with designing and modeling interior trim panels, which fit seamlessly between the OEM interior panels and the lowered floor, creating a holistically designed space for all of the vehicle’s occupants, as well a dampening vehicular...

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