The Engineering & Design team at Fathom is a group of experts with industry-leading additive manufacturing experience. These highly trained engineers and designers can be contracted to support your in-house design team throughout the product development process from prototyping to production. They help teams use additive technologies in conjunction with traditional manufacturing methods to drive greater innovations.
By contracting with Fathom, you can confidently develop products faster and in better ways that utilize the newest tools and cutting-edge technologies, materials and processes. Be on the forefront of innovative methods by plugging in our design, engineering and manufacturing resources throughout your product development process. It is our technology-neutral approach, dynamic resources, passionate experts and manufacturing agility that helps companies bring their parts from concept to reality.
The Engineering & Design team at Fathom has five areas of focus to best support you during your product development process.
|Additive Manufacturing Expertise||We have extensive know-how on designing for additive manufacturing—the team has an affinity for applying additive in unique ways that address cost, time and geometry constraints that come with traditional processes. Produce designs with additive that are otherwise impossible to make.
|Mechanical Concept Development||We will develop creative yet simple design solutions to meet your product’s functional goals with the best production processes in mind for each stage of development.
|Design For Manufacturing (DFM) Guidance||We leverage our in-house production capabilities, as well as a large network of specialists. You can depend on our knowledge and resources to inform key design decisions—especially those manufacturing nuances that can make or break
a project. Our team works together under the same roof, so we can carefully identify risks earlier in development and collaborate effectively to meet challenging manufacturing demands.
|Industrial Design Support||We take a holistic approach to industrial design on projects that further refine rough concepts to achieve elegant form and function, while also providing design-to-fabrication guidance at multiple stages of development.
|Advanced Prototyping||We know a lot about how to best build a prototype, whether that is to impress investors or successfully ramp-up for production and everything in between.
Fathom experts recognize the value of having design and manufacturing collaboration early in the product development process—below are examples of how our diverse group of engineers, designers and builders can help guide your project from definition to production. You can plug us into various stages of your process where you need us most, whether that is for a single unit installation or a mass-produced product.
Define / / Every project has unique development and manufacturing challenges. Come to us with your concept and we’ll collaborate with you to further define your technical requirements. We will connect you with a logical prototype path while keeping an eye on the appropriate end-manufacturing processes.
Design & Rapid Prototype / / We’ll leverage our in-house fabrication resources and our network of approved vendors to develop 3D CAD concepts and quickly get concept prototypes in-hand for early-stage validation. We have direct access to industry-leading additive technologies, CNC machining, urethane casting, injection molding and expert model makers to help keep your project on schedule at record speeds.
Refined Design & Prototype Fabrication / / Our engineers and designers can help transition concepts into detailed 3D CAD that result in refined prototypes with integrated aesthetics and function.
Advanced Manufacturing / / We’ll help guide your team on a clear, risk-averse, low-volume production run path that utilizes cutting-edge manufacturing methods to ensure that design/engineering validation stages are efficiently and quickly executed.
A company’s need for total design freedom and faster speeds in their product development and manufacturing processes is Fathom’s sole focus. Start a conversation with us today, by talking with a Fathom specialist about your project goals.
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.
|SLS / / Two-day||SLA / / Next-day|
|FDM / / Next-day||DMLS / / Three-day|
|PolyJet / / Same-day||MJF / / Two-day|
30 Second Quotes
Prototype Tool / / As soon as 10 days
10K Parts / / 10 days
Production Tool / / As soon as 3 weeks
3 & 5 Axis Milling & Turning
(Plastics, Composites and Metals)
Tolerance Accuracy Range
from +/-0.001″ to 0.005″
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.