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Grabcad Fathom Webinar Zero Theorem 3D Printing

GrabCAD + Fathom Webinar Sept 17



GrabCAD & Fathom Host Webinar on How Cloud-Based Product Data Management (PDM) and 3D Printing (3DP) Helped Behind the Scenes of Terry Gilliam’s Highly Anticipated New Film in Theaters Next Week GrabCAD is hosting a live webinar this month with Fathom, an advanced technology driven company with an expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing who worked with North Design Labs to create a highly detailed and fully functional 3D printed movie prop for Terry Gilliam’s (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) latest theatrical release.

The Zero Theorem, which opens in all theaters nationwide on Sept. 19, is about a computer hacker whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence but continually finds his work interrupted. The film features an all-star cast including Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton.

“The movie prop and controller presented a unique challenge by needing to not only look like some sort of futuristic device, but it also needed to function like one,” said Mike North of North Design Labs. “With only a couple weeks to take a concept to a fully functional prototype, we needed a company we could work closely with and I knew could deliver. Just as in the past, Fathom came through on all counts.”

At 10 AM PST (1 PM EST) on Sept. 17, Production Manager Tony Slavik from Fathom will discuss how his team created the functional, futuristic, interactive gadget — a design that included movable tabs and buttons that would activate a touch screen, triggering various lights and graphics.

The webinar will provide guests with an insider’s view on how this project came together in less than two weeks, 3D printing best practices using Connex Technology and insight into how Fathom utilized GrabCAD Workbench for 3D CAD file sharing during the iterative process.

“Using a robust tool like GrabCAD Workbench when you’re working on a fast paced project is key to achieving successful results,” said Slavik.

“3D printing is ideal for highly customizable products that are difficult, expensive and timely to create using traditional methods,” said Rich Stump, Principal at Fathom. “Terry Gilliam is a visionary director and it’s great that Fathom’s digital manufacturing expertise was a part of this innovative project.”

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


444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
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7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
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13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304


1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
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1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
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ISO 13485:2016


46758 Lakeview Blvd,
Fremont, CA 94538
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14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014


1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
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1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
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1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
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