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Aerospace Additive Manufacturing

Aerospace Introduction

Fathom is a provider of aerospace additive manufacturing services for quick turnaround aerospace prototypes and production parts. Additive manufacturing of lightweight components for aerospace applications reduces fuel consumption, material costs and CO2 emissions.

Engine and turbine parts are typical applications for aerospace companies. By integrating additive manufacturing, especially metal 3D printing, into their production, complex geometries can be manufactured quickly and cost-effectively. Since part production does not require tooling, production costs are reduced and small production runs are made possible.

Lightweight structures manufactured using additive manufacturing are high strength and the material saving translates into reduced costs. Due to advancements in additive manufacturing, airplanes can consume significantly less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide.

Aerospace Applications

 

Engine Parts //
3D printing technology can reduce engine production costs without compromising performance or reliability.
Turbines //
Eliminate the complex, time-consuming and costly procedure of casting turbine blades in order to increase time to market.
Rocket Engines //
Additive manufacturing gives both large and small companies the ability to quickly reach space.
Fuel Nozzles //
Components designed as a single part simplify assembly and quality assurance.
Lightweight Brackets //
Material and weight savings lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Flow Measurement Probes //
The ability to create internal passages not possible with CNC machining make additive manufacturing a clear choice.

Example Projects //

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. 

90+ Machines  
SLS / / Two-day  SLA / / Next-day 
FDM / / Next-day DMLS / / Three-day 
PolyJet / / Same-day MJF / / Two-day
   

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30 Second Quotes
Prototype Tool / / As soon as 10 days
10K Parts / / 10 days
Production Tool / / As soon as 3 weeks
 

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

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

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Injection Molding Adjacent
without High Costs of Metal Tools

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

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Finishing, Production Painting and Color Matching

Assembling, Including Embedded Electronic
Components, Threaded Inserts, and More

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CAD, DFAM and DFM Services

Apply Methods to Increase Speed
and Decrease Total Cost

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Highly Trained Staff / / Full-Time & Part-Time
Support as Short-Term & Long-Term Strategy

Decrease Downtime with Customizable
Staffing Accelerates Implementation

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Fathom is driven by advanced technologies and methods that enhance and accelerate today’s product development and production processes.

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