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3D Printing East bay Innovation Award

3D Printing East Bay Innovation Awards

For a second year in a row, Fathom took on the challenge of creating a unique trophy for the 2014 East Bay Innovation Awards hosted by East Bay EDA (Economic Development Alliance). The team envisioned an illuminated 3D printed award that represented the winners’ innovative contributions to the community, as well as provide inspiration through Fathom’s creativity and advanced manufacturing technologies. Fathom also included its technology partner, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, as a true demonstration of the collaborative culture among East Bay innovators and industry leaders.

Initial concepts were ha nd sketched then developed in CAD using Rhino modeling software. The internal electronic light assembly was modeled in SolidWorks. The team then combined the rough concepts and hosted the design on GrabCAD to include Lawrence Livermore National Labs scientists in the iteration process, leveraging each contributors’ expertise and strengths.

A prototype of the agreed upon design was then 3D printed for form, fit and function testing. The finalized design was 3D printed in PolyJet multi-materials using VeroCyan, VeroYellow and VeroClear (Objet300 Connex3). Lawrence Livermore National Labs determined a proprietary photopolymer was complementary to the lighting system in the trophy and provided Fathom with the solution. The team applied the material to the 3D printed back plate and cured it with UV lights. Nine trophies were completed and distributed at the award ceremony in February.

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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

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

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