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Additive Manufacturing FDM

Fathom is an experienced manufacturer producing high-quality additive manufactured parts using FDM technology. Our team can meet the needs of your FDM project, whether your job is time-sensitive, requires high precision, or is highly complex or short project run related. Fused deposition modeling is just one of the manufacturing technologies offered by Fathom. Get started today.

How FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D Printing Works? / /

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing process used to make prototypes, models, and parts. During FDM, the raw material is laid down in layers. A plastic filament or metal wire is unwound and supplies material to an extrusion nozzle, switching the flow on and off. FDM parts are known for their durability and resistance.

Benefits of Using FDM for Additive Manufacturing / /

Fused deposition modeling is popular due to its numerous benefits. FDM parts can be made using engineering-grade thermoplastics, resulting in lightweight, durable, impact resistant and dimensionally stable parts. Modern FDM machinery is highly efficient and can reduce the number of steps necessary to produce a part, resulting in reduced costs and a quicker turnaround. Multiple materials may be used simultaneously during FDM printing.

Types of Products that can be Made Using FDM Additive Manufacturing / /

Fused deposition modeling is used to produce models, finished parts, and prototypes for various industries. Aerospace, medical and dental, automotive, architecture, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and health and beauty are just a few industries that use FDM parts. FDM can make various items, from toys to custom medical implants.

Additive Manufacturing Services Offered By Fathom / /

Fathom offers multiple additive layering technologies, including fuse deposition modeling. Additive manufacturing is the process of forming parts by layering materials. In addition to FDM, Fathom also offers polyjet, stereolithography, multi jet fusion, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, etc. FDM additive manufacturing is just one of 28 manufacturing processes offered by Fathom.

Additive Manufacturing

  • FDM
  • SLS
  • SLA
  • Polyjet
  • MJF
  • DMLS
  • DLS
  • STEP (Evolve)

CNC Machining

  • CNC (3 & 5 Axis)
  • CNC Lathe
  • Precision Grinding
  • Wire & Sinker EDM

Injection Molding

  • Injection Molding
  • Tooling
  • Compression Molding

Metal Cutting and Forming

  • Thermoforming
  • Sheet Metal Punching
  • Sheet Metal Cutting
  • Metal Forming
  • Laser Cutting
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Chemical Etching
  • Welding
  • Micro Cutting


  • Die Casting
  • Urethane Casting
  • Composite Layups
  • Extrusion
  • Post Processing & Finishing
    • Pad Printing
    • Powder Coating
    • Bead Blasting
    • Surface Grinding
    • Polishing
    • Anodize
    • Powder Coat Passivate
    • Chemfilm
    • Vacuum Metallization
    • Silkscreen
    • Plating
    • Tumbled

Fathom’s Locations for FDM 3D Printing / /

Fathom has 2 US-based locations that offer 3D printing with nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include injection molding, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.

Locations include:

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant

Additive Manufacturing FDM FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer additive manufacturing services?

A: Yes, Fathom offers additive manufacturing services.

Q: What is an additive manufacturing machine?

A: An additive manufacturing machine produces a part by placing material in layers, gradually adding more raw material until a part is formed.

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: What is FDM additive manufacturing?

A: Fuse deposition modeling is a 3D printing or additive manufacturing technology wherein the raw material is placed in layers in order to form a part.

Q: What do FDM and SLA stand for?

A: FDM stands for fused deposition modeling. SLA stands for stereolithography.

Q: What is FDM material?

A: Raw materials used for fused deposition modeling include ABS, PEKK, polycarbonate, acrylonitrile styrene acrylate, etc.

Q: What is FDM technology?

A: FDM 3D printing uses a print head to distribute thermoplastic in layers in order to form a part.

Additive Manufacturing FDM Quotes / /

Are you ready for a quote on your 3D printing project? Do you need to estimate costs for an FDM job? Get started today by submitting your file through the SmartQuote online platform. Our team will send you a quote within 24 hours.

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Tempe, AZ 85282

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Fremont, CA 94538

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

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McHenry, IL 60051

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

1920 Slaterville Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

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Newark, NY 14513

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Round Rock, TX 78660

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