Fathom offers the latest in custom molding, producing high-quality custom parts for its customers. Whether highly complex, time-sensitive, high-precision, or short production run related, Fathom can meet the requirements of your custom project.
Custom manufactured parts are unique products made to fit specific functions. A custom part begins as a unique design and will often require custom tooling and programming of manufacturing equipment. Produced in smaller quantities when compared to mass-manufactured parts, custom parts are made by experienced manufacturers, like Fathom, who also offer design assistance, finishing, and engineering services. In addition, a reliable custom manufacturer will ensure that the concept of the entrepreneur can be manufactured in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. As the parts are made to the customer’s exact specifications, there is more communication, testing, review, and quality control throughout the manufacturing process. As custom parts require a longer lead time and more labor, the cost to manufacture custom parts can be higher.
Submit your design to Fathom’s SmartQuote online application for a quote within 1 to 24 hours. Whether you need custom molding or other manufacturing services, Fathom’s lead times are as follows:
Custom molded parts often need finishing. While some finishes are purely for cosmetic reasons, others add physical properties to a product. Finishes offered by Fathom include:
|SURFACE FINISH||GUIDE||TYPICAL APPLICATIONS|
|Standard No Machine Mark||Tool Marks Removed||Low Cosmetic|
|SPI-C1||600 Stone||Low Polish Parts|
|SPI-B1||600 Grit Paper||Medium Polish Parts|
|SPI-A2||Grade #6 Diamond||High Polish Parts|
|SPI-A1||Grade #3||Lens or Mirror|
|IM-1 Light Bead Blast||Need 1 Degree Draft Angle|
|IM-2 Medium Bead Blast||Need 1.5 Degree Draft Angle|
|IM-3 Heavy Bead Blast||Need 3 Degree Draft Angle|
A: Yes, Fathom offers injection molding services.
A: Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly used for plastic parts. During injection molding, molten plastic is injected into a two-part mold using high pressure. Once the part has cooled inside the mold, it is ejected. The part may or may not require a secondary finish.
A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: The cost of custom molding depends on the material selected, design, turnaround time, labor, the volume of parts, etc.
A: As custom molds are unique, they often require more time and labor, including design assistance and quality control. There is more interaction between the custom part manufacturer and the designer, leading to higher costs.
A: The cost of custom molding depends on multiple factors. The complexity of design, turnaround time, labor, quantity ordered, and materials needed can all add to the cost of custom manufacturing.
A: The lifespan of a mold depends on the volume of parts ordered. One production mold can produce millions of parts, while a prototype mold can produce hundreds or thousands.
Are you looking to get a quote on injection molding or calculate costs for an upcoming project? Fathom’s SmartQuote application provides fast quotes for any file.