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Expanded SLS Capability

Fathom’s Expanded SLS Capability

Fathom’s SLS Production Capacity Increases 650%

With Fathom’s recent announcement of its acquisition by CORE Industrial Partners, Fathom will continue to expand its capabilities and provide industry-leading solutions for additive manufacturing. The development will bring together Fathom and Midwest Composite Technologies (MCT), acquired by CORE in 2018, marking a dramatic jump forward in scale.

One of the most exciting developments from this merger is the expanded Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) capability. Overall production capacity has grown by a staggering 650%. This increased production capacity will allow for larger projects and faster delivery times for parts large and small. The strength and flexibility of the SLS nylon materials enables customers to create complex geometric parts that meet high durability requirements.

Not only has the bandwidth for production increased but so have the available materials. Previously most parts build by Fathom in SLS were made using PA12. Now Fathom runs PA 12, PA12 with glass bead, PA 11, PA 11 with glass bead and PA 11 with fire retardant as standard materials—soon offering carbon-filled nylon options. These materials open more production applications. Additive can be a cost-effective and fast solution for every industry and added material available will make it even truer.

Another exciting development in this SLS capability expansion is the addition of large format SLS printers. MCT brings a fleet of large format SLS printers that not only add to the overall bandwidth growth but also adds the ability to make much larger solid parts. SLS is a great solution for parts of any size, but in the case of larger parts, the typical approach is to cut the part in the buildable sections and bond them after they are built. With larger format machines this becomes less necessary. This not only improves the overall aesthetics but also maintains the highest dimensional accuracy and mechanical strength.

Additive manufacturing continues to rewrite the landscape of manufacturing, and Fathom is staying at the cutting edge of those changes. With the expanded capability and capacity, Fathom becomes one of the largest providers of powder-based polymer production.

Certifications // ITAR Registered + ISO 9001:2015 Certified
(AS9100 Certified Soon)

Materials / /

  • PA 12 & PA 12 with Glass Bead

  • PA 11, PA 11 with Glass Bead & PA 11 with Fire Retardant as Standard Materials

  • Carbon-Filled Nylon Options (Coming Soon)

Lead Time // As Soon As Next Day

Max Dimension / / 320mm x 320mm x 610mm

Optimal Quantity // Prototypes, Low-Volume, Short-Run Production

XY Accuracy // +/- .3 mm (.012) or -0.03% (Whichever is Greater)

Finish & Appearance // Medium/High Resolution, High Detail & Complexity


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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. 

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

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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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