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Cnet Mercedes Fathom 3D Printing

CNET Features Mercedes & Fathom

In an extended feature on Mercedes, CNET “On Cars” Host Brian Cooley includes his visit to Fathom’s newly expanded facility to explore the ways 3D printing is being used to augment and accelerate automotive innovation. Cooley interviewed Fathom Co-Founders Rich Stump and Michelle Mihevc while touring the companys downtown Oakland headquarters, learning about the additive technologies on its production floor and the customers using 3D printing to push the limits of manufacturing. The Fathom team recently worked with the Mercedes-Benz Xtron Lab to produce more than 240 electromechanical tiles for an IoT-connected cargo delivery management system in just under 5 weeks. The full show can be viewed below (episode 102), with the Fathom segment running from about the seven-minute mark to thirteen-and-a-half minutes.

Watch Unapologetic as Hell: Mercedes Benz S550 Cabriolet (CNET On Cars, Episode 102)

Interested in some of the technology depicted in the segment? Chat with a Fathom expert today! To learn more about CNET On Cars and Brian Cooley, check out their website, complete with archived episodes and other resources. Below is an exclusive interview with the Xtron Lab team by Fathom.


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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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