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Fathom makes getting 3D printing quotes fast and easy. We handle any complexity level, technology option or project size. (For reference, Fathom is used by 9 of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies).

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Just add your file, customize volume and part details as desired and get an online quote. It’s that easy. See below:

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  • Looking for 3D Printing Prices? 3D printing quotes are available free online with our Price Quote Tool.

How Much Does 3D Printing Cost? 

  • How much do 3D print services cost? Use our cost calculator to build cost models for your next project. Costs are highly determinant by complexity, materials and volume but can be as low as $150 per order.

How Fast Is the Process from 3D Quote to Additive Manufacturing Parts?

  • Quotes are instant – pops right on your screen after uploading a file
  • Parts are dependent on complexity, quantity and technology following these lead times:
    • Same-day:
      • PolyJet
    • Next-day:
      • PolyJet, SLA & FDM
    • Two-day:
      • PolyJet, SLA, FDM, MJF & SLS
    • Three-day:
      • DMLS

 

3D Printing Quote Considerations by Technology

Choosing the right technology and process can help cut costs on your quote. Fathom can review your quote and make sure you are choosing the optimal production plan. See our technologies below:

 

FDM 3D Printing Quotes

FDM is deal when building concept models, functional prototypes and end-use parts.

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  • What is FDM?

    • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), sometimes called Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) uses a continuous filament of engineer-grade thermoplastic material. It offers fast lead times and the ability to make functional prototypes with strong thermal and chemical resistance as well as strong strength-to-weight ratios.
  • Compare FDM 3D Printing Prices

    • What are FDM 3D Printing prices? Calculate the price of manufacturing FDM parts with our Price Quote Tool.
  • What does FDM 3D Printing Cost?

    • Looking for FDM 3D Printing costs? FDM 3D Printing cost is dependent on the following factors: material type, volume pf parts, part complexity, volume of material and finish processes but can be as low as $150 per order. Get cost calculations with an instant FDM quote.
  • FDM Comparison Characteristics

    • Strong material selection options
    • Versatile and high-accuracy
    • Lower resolution finishes
  • FDM Material ConsiderationsDetailed FDM Material Info.
    • TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer)
      • Elastomer parts with high accuracy and high elongation
      • Strong toughness as well as abrasion resistance
      • Wide application variety including flexible hoses, tubes, air ducts and vibration dampeners
    • Antero™ 800NA (polyetherketoneketone)
      • High heat resistance
      • High chemical resistance
      • Low outgassing and high dimensional stability
      • Excellent properties for strength, toughness and wear-resistance
    • ULTEM™ 1010 resin (polyetherimide)
      • Food safety and bio-compatibility certification
      • Highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength
      • High strength and thermal stability
    • ULTEM 9085 resin (polyetherimide)
      • FST (flame, smoke, toxicity)-certified thermoplastic
      • High heat and chemical resistance
      • High flexural strength
      • Ideal for commercial transportation applications (Eg: airplanes, buses, trains and boats)
    • FDM Nylon 12™ (polyamide 12)
      • Toughest nylon in additive manufacturing
      • Excellent for repetitive snap fits, press fit inserts and fatigue-resistance applications
      • Free of powders – simple, clean process
    • FDM Nylon 12CF™ (polyamide 12CF)
      • Carbon-filled thermoplastic with excellent structural characteristics
      • Highest flexural strength
      • Highest stiffness-to-weight ratio
    • PC (polycarbonate)
      • Most widely used industrial thermoplastic
      • Superior mechanical properties and heat resistance
      • Accurate, durable and stable for strong parts, patterns for metal bending and composite work
      • Strong for demanding prototyping use
    • PC-ISO™ (polycarbonate – ISO 10993 USP Class VI biocompatible)
      • Biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI)1 material
      • Sterilizable using gamma radiation or ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization methods
      • Strong uses for applications requiring higher strength and sterilization
    • PC-ABS (polycarbonate – acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
      • High dimensional stability and colorless transparency
      • Has five medical approvals including cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, delayed type hypersensitivity, irritation and USP plastic class VI
      • Ideal for applications requiring prolonged skin contact of more than 30 days and short-term mucosalmembrane contact of up to 24 hours
    • ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate)
      • UV-stable parts
      • Best aesthetics of any FDM material
      • Ideal for production parts for outdoor infrastructure and commercial use, outdoor functional prototyping and automotive parts and accessory prototypes
    • ABS-ESD7™ (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene – static dissipative)
      • Static-dissipative with target surface resistance of 104 ohms (typical range 105 – 103 ohms)2
      • Makes great assembly tools for electronic and static-sensitive products
      • Widely used for functional prototypes of cases, enclosures and packaging
    • ABS-M30™ (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
      • Versatile material: good for form, fit and functional applications
      • Familiar production material for accurate prototyping
  • Fused Deposition Modeling Quote Questions?

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SLA  3D Printing Quotes

SLA is ideal for high-resolution finishes specifically with medium and large-sized parts.

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  • What is SLA?

    • Stereolithography (SLA), sometimes referred to as SL, stereolithography apparatus, optical fabrication, photo-solidification, or resin printing is a process for building prototypes and production parts through layer by layer printing using light to cure photosensitive polymers. It is often used for smooth finish surfaces with high detail similar to parts created through injection-molding.
  • Compare SLA 3D Printing Prices

    • What are SLA 3D Printing prices? Compare SLA part pricing with our Price Quote Tool.
  • What does SLA 3D Printing Cost?

    • Looking for SLA 3D Printing costs? SLA 3D Printing costs range based on material type, volume pf parts, part complexity, volume of material and finish processes but can be as low as $150 per order. Get cost calculations with our SLA cost calculator.
  • SLA Comparison Characteristics

    • Good accuracy, high-resolution
    • Detailed and complex parts
    • Great surface finish
    • Often used for medium to large prototypes
  • SLA Material ConsiderationsDetailed SLA Material Info.
    • Accura 25 or Watershed (Clear)
      • Often used for aesthetic models, complex geometries, & high-quality finishes
      • Highly cost-effective for medium- to large-sized parts
      • Exceptionally tough & durable
      • Great for snap fits, assemblies, & master patterns for casting
      • SLA is one of the most versatile technologies for post processing
    • Accura Black
      • Often used for aesthetic models, complex geometries, & high-quality finishes
      • Highly cost-effective for medium- to large-sized parts
      • SLA is one of the most versatile technologies for post processing
      • Limited color
  • Stereolithography Quote Questions?

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PolyJet 3D Printing Quotes

PolyJet technology is capable of creating smooth surfaces, thin walls, and complex geometries with accuracy as high as 0.1 mm.

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  • What is Poly Jet?

    • PolyJet is a unique technology that supports a wide selection of materials with properties that range from rubber to rigid and transparent to opaque. It is also possible to 3D print with multiple materials in a single build to achieve combinations of colors and characteristics (e.g. parts made of rigid and flexible materials).
  • Compare PolyJet 3D Printing Prices

    • How much are PolyJet 3D Printing prices? Compare PolyJet part pricing with our Price Quote Tool.
  • What does PolyJet 3D Printing Cost?

    • Looking for SLA 3D Printing costs? SLA 3D Printing costs range based on material type, volume pf parts, part complexity, volume of material and finish processes but can be as low as $150 per order. Get cost calculations with our PolyJet cost calculator.
  • PolyJet Comparison Characteristics

    • Fine detail
    • Fine surface finishes
    • Able to achieve combinations of colors and characteristics
  • PolyJet Material ConsiderationsDetailed PolyJet Material Info.

    • Digital Materials
      • Wide flexibility ranges, Shore A 27 to Shore A 95
      • Rigid materials – simulated standard plastics to the toughness, temperature resistance of Digital ABS Plus TM
      • Vibrant colors both in rigid or flexible materials, over 500,000 colors options on the Stratasys J750
    • Simulated ABS
      • Wide flexibility ranges, from Shore A 27 to Shore A 95
      • Rigid materials ranging from simulated standard plastics to the toughness and temperature resistance of Digital ABS Plus TM
      • Vibrant colors in rigid or flexible materials, with over 500,000 colors options on the Stratasys J750
    • Transparent
      • Wide range of flexibility, from Shore A 27 to Shore A 95
      • Rigid materials ranging from simulated standard plastics to the toughness and temperature resistance of Digital ABS Plus TM
      • Vibrant colors in rigid or flexible materials, with over 500,000 colors options on the Stratasys J750
    • Rigid Opaque
      • Simulates the appearance and functionality of polypropylene
      • Ideal for prototyping containers and packaging, flexible snap-fit applications and living hinges, toys, battery cases, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers and automotive components
    • Simulated Polypropylene
      • Simulates the appearance and functionality of polypropylene
      • Ideal for prototyping containers and packaging, flexible snap-fit applications and living hinges, toys, battery cases, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers and automotive components
    • Rubber-like
      • Offers various levels of elastomer characteristics
      • Combine with rigid materials for a variety of Shore A values, from Shore A 27 to Shore A 95
      • Ideal for rubber surrounds and overmolding, soft-touch coatings and nonslip surfaces, knobs, grips, pulls, handles, gaskets, seals, hoses, footwear, and exhibition and communication models
  • PolyJet Quote Questions?

    • Talk to an engineer: (510) 281-9000

 

SLS 3D Printing Quotes

SLS is a commonly used powder-based additive technology to create models, prototypes, and end-use parts in durable, engineering-grade thermoplastics.

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  • What is SLS?

  • Compare SLS 3D Printing Prices

    • How much are SLS 3D Printing prices? Compare SLS part pricing with our Price Quote Tool.
  • What does Selective Laser Sintering 3D Printing Cost?

    • Looking for SLA 3D Printing costs? SLA 3D Printing costs range based on material type, volume pf parts, part complexity, volume of material and finish processes but can be as low as $150 per order. Get cost calculations with our Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) cost calculator.
  • SLS Comparison Characteristics

    • Good for high-complexity and organic geometries
    • Strong for parts requiring durability.
    • Finer details than most processes that use high-strength plastics.
  • SLS Material ConsiderationsDetailed SLS Material Info.
    • Nylon PA2200 (White)
      • Nearly Isotropic
      • Parts Built Without Supports, Allowing for Complex Geometries
      • Durable Production Quality Thermoplastic
    • PA 12 Glass Bead
      • High rigidity
      • Resistant To Wear & Tear
      • Thermally Resilient
    • PA 11
      • High Impact Resistance & Elongation At Break
      • Higher Temperature Resistance Than PA 12
      • Does Not Splinter Under Load
    • PA 11 Fire Retardant
      • High Ductility Combined With Strength
      • Flame-Retardant Properties Are Similar To ULTEMTM Filament
    • Carbon-Filled Nylon 11
      • High Strength Combined With Increased Impact Resistance & Elongation At Break Electrostatically Dissipative
  • Selective Laser Sintering Quote Questions?

    • Talk to an engineer: (510) 281-9000

 

MJF 3D Printing Quotes

Multi Jet Fusion is quickly becoming a popular choice for 3D printing prototypes and production parts.

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  • What is MJF?

    • Multi Jet Fusion is capable of 3D printing parts with high detail, as well as suitable for applications that require durability (e.g. snap fits). It is common for designers and engineers to choose this material for short production runs because the MJF process allows for nesting in the z direction.
  • Compare MJF 3D Printing Prices

    • How much are MJF 3D Printing prices? Compare MJF part pricing with our Price Quote Tool.
  • What does MJF 3D Printing Cost?

    • Looking for Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D Printing costs? SLA 3D Printing costs range based on material type, volume pf parts, part complexity, volume of material and finish processes but can be as low as $150 per order. Get cost calculations with our Multi Jet Fusion cost calculator.
  • MJF Comparison Characteristics

    • All around technology for many applications
    • Fast, strong, inexpensive
    • High available detail, finish quality
  • MJF Material ConsiderationsDetailed MJF Material Info.

    • Nylon 12 (Gray or Dyed-Black)
      • Nearly Isotropic
      • Very High XY Plane Resolution
      • Durable Production Quality Thermoplastic
  • Multi Jet Fusion Quote Questions?

    • Talk to an engineer: (510) 281-9000

 

DMLS 3D Printing Quotes 

DMLS allows you to create precision metal prototypes and low-volume metal production parts that would be impractical or cost prohibitive to machine.

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  • What is DMLS?

    • Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a rapid 3D printing technique using a high power laser to melt and fuse metallic powders together into a solid three-dimensional part made of metal.
  • Compare DMLS 3D Printing Prices

    • How much are DMLS 3D Printing prices? Compare MJF part pricing with our Price Quote Tool.
  • What does MJF 3D Printing Cost?

    • Looking for Direct Metal Sintering (DMLS) 3D Printing costs? DMLS 3D Printing costs range based on material type, volume pf parts, part complexity, volume of material and finish processes. Get cost calculations with our DMLS cost calculator.
  • DMLS Comparison Characteristics

    • Precision
    • High-Quality
    • Low-Volume
    • Strength
  • DMLS Material ConsiderationsDetailed DMLS Material Info.
    • Stainless Steel (PH1)
      • High Hardness & Strength
      • Good for Prototype / Production Parts
    • Stainless Steel (GP1)
      • High Toughness & Ductility
      • Good for Engineering Applications
    • Cobalt Chrome (MP1)
      • High Temperature Resistance
      • Good for Turbines & Engine Parts
    • Maraging Steel (MS1)
      • Easily Machinable & Excellent Polishability
      • Good for Injection Molding Tooling, Conformal Cooling
    • Aluminium AlSi10Mg
      • Low Weight, Good Thermal Properties
      • Good for Automotive, Racing
    • NickelAlloy IN718
      • Heat & Corrosion Resistant
      • Good for Turbines, Rockets, Aerospace
    • Stainless Steel (316L)
      • Corrosion & Pitting Resistant
      • Good for Surgical Tools, Food & Chemical Plants
    • Titanium Ti-64 *
      • Light Weight, High Strength, Corrosion resistance
      • Good for Aerospace, Motorsport Racing
    • Titanium Ti-64 ELI *
      • Corrosion Resistance, Biocompatibility
      • Good for Medical, Biomedical, Implants
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering Quote Questions?

    • Talk to an engineer: (510) 281-9000

 

Why Engineers and Designers use Fathom for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Quotes

  1. Instant Quoting – Fathom provides instant quotes on any file with our SmartQuote instant quoting tool.
  2. Advanced Techniques – Fathom is an advanced rapid manufacturing leader, regularly introducing processes to engineers they didn’t know was possible.
  3. As Much Engineering Help as Needed – just want an online quote? No problem. Want a full discussion on how to evolve your rapid manufacturing processes? No problem. We’ll provide expertise to the level our partners desire.
  4. Quality, Reliability – Fathom does the highest quality work and delivers fast and on-time. It’s the reason that Fathom is used by 9 of the Top 10 Fortune 500 Companies, 8 of the Top 10 Fortune 500 Industrial Companies and 7 of the top 10 ​Fortune 500​ Aerospace & Defense Companies.

3D Printing Quote Costs vs. Injection Molding Quote Costs

  1. Example (A) Accelerated Lead-Time—While the cost per part is close in this example, the critical requirement was getting parts in days, not weeks. FATHOM recommends taking an AM approach as a bridge-to-production solution or avoid tooling and build parts as needed.
    1. Quantity Required / / 3,500
    2. AM Part Cost / / $3.52 ea (Lead-Time of 5 Days)
    3. IM Part Cost / / $3.60 ea (Lead-Time of 35-40 Days, Prototype Tool)
    4. Break-Even Point / / 3,740 Parts
    5. Material Used & Weight / / PA12 (4.6 g)
    6. Part Dimensions / / 25 mm × 23 mm × 25 mm
    7. Injection Molding with Amortized Tool Price
  2. Example (B) Limited Production Run—The tooling cost of this particular part is high because of a complex parting line and challenging features. When a lower volume of parts is required, FATHOM recommends taking an AM approach to save on cost and time.
    1. Quantity Required / / 1,500
    2. AM Part Cost / / $8.18 ea (Lead-Time of 6 Days)
    3. IM Part Cost / / $12.46 ea (Lead-Time of 40-56 Days)
    4. Break-Even Point / / 1,829 Parts
    5. Material Used & Weight / / Glass-Filled PA12 (14.2 g)
    6. Part Dimensions / / 83 mm × 15 mm × 109.24 mm
    7. Injection Molding with Amortized Tool Price

  3. See More Additive Manufacturing vs. Injection Molding Break-Even Examples: fathommfg.com/3d-printing-vs-injection-molding

 

Comprehensive Capabilities for Rapid Manufacturing

At Fathom we offer a unique advantage of speed and agility-our experts help companies go from concept to prototype to manufacturing in ways not previously possible. 

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
90+ Machines  
SLS / / Two-day  SLA / / Next-day 
FDM / / Next-day DMLS / / Three-day 
PolyJet / / Same-day MJF / / Two-day
Injection Molding

30 Second Quotes

Prototype Tool / / As soon as 10 days

10K Parts / / 10 days

Production Tool / / As soon as 3 weeks

CNC Machining

3 & 5 Axis Milling & Turning
(Plastics, Composites and Metals)

Tolerance Accuracy Range
from +/-0.001″ to 0.005″

Urethane Casting

Injection Molding Adjacent
without High Costs of Metal Tools

Most Commonly Used for High-Volume
Prototyping & Bridge to Production

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