Our Company

Tangent solutions

Tangent Solutions is comprised of design engineers who possess specialized skills in 3D laser scanning, CAD design, and product development, and have real-world manufacturing experience.

Our team tailors all designs for profitability and efficiency. We conduct 3D laser scanning and design in-house, which accelerates the workflow of each project beyond that of our competitors. Before commencing any work, we discuss your project goals to ensure that we get it right the first time.

We build a relationship with our clients, instead of simply only delivering files.

our hardware

Blue Light Laser Scanning

Our Creaform HandySCAN Black is a handheld, portable 3D scanner that our team of design to create digitize any project, of any size. With ultra-fast process of laser triangulation, we are able to create a 3D model of any physical object, instantly. The system is self-contained, fitting into a carry-on size container which allows us to travel to clients both domestic and international;. 

Some scanners only scan to a picture while our scanner is metrology-grade. With an accuracy of up to 0.02mm, 11 blue light lasers perform at a rate unmatched by another 3D laser scanning platform. Data collected is used for reverse engineering, CAD design, 3D inspection, and rapid prototyping, with files created in STL, 3MF, and OBJ; to name a few of the available exports. The scanner can detect the smallest detail on any object and exact in dimension. 

Native Software

Our 3D scanner is paired with its own native software in order to post process scan data, preparing it for its next use.

File Format

Data is initially exported as a mesh only, with assigned planes and features. From there it can be redrawn to CAD and exported as STEP, IGES, or XT.

Creaform HandyScan Black Elite

Why 3D Laser Scanning Is Important

High level of detail

3D lasers deliver a high resolution specially made for intricate details. With the triangulation process, small 6mm targets are placed on and around the project to record data. There are no size limitations.

User Simplicity

With its user-friendly interface and ease of mobility, scanning multiple is simple. Our technicians only need access to power and are able to control the scanner on the unit itself.

extreme precision

You will be amazed at what we can scan.

Aside from its impeccable scan quality, its advanced laser and optical technology allows our 3D laser scanner to  specifically measure any part of your chosen object — regardless of its size, shape, material, complexity, and surface finish.

We Use Solidworks

Over two million engineers and designers apply Solidworks in their respective companies. Solidworks uses the principle of parametric design and generates three types of interconnected files namely the part, the assembly, and the drawing. Any modification to one of these files will be applied in the other two in real-time. This software immensely aids you to perform any 2D and 3D modeling since this computer-aided design software is popularly known or its ease of use.

In a day to day setting, our team uses the software to: 

  • Design precise 3D objects
  • Develop products of your choice
  • Carefully double-check your file’s design
  • Maintains a specific library for your 3D files
  • Curate 2D drawings
  • Produce images and animates your 3D objects
  • Exactly estimates the overall manufacturing costs of all your 3D objects

Collectively, our design engineers have over 20 years experience using this superior, CAD design platform.

design tactics

The Importance Of Solidworks In Your Designs

Efficient in design and compatibility.

Having a computer-aided design system that is widely recognized is essential in any engineering and design company. It is important that you choose a software that is compatible with you and your manufacturer. 

With the ability to design in universal file formats, we’ve developed a systematic approach to working with customers and suppliers that needs a standardized software package. Results are in better time management, increased efficiency, and delivering better results. 

Paired with 3D scanning services, our design engineers are able to create individual designs, verify dimensions, and check for interference between components. This system speeds up the research, design, and development process, increasing your productivity level.

CAD File Delivery

In most projects are delivered in STEP, IGES, and XT.

Ready to discuss your project goals?

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