If you’re already in Chicago for AMUG or want to come visit our site in general- MARK YOUR CALENDAR for April 8th.
Fathom will host Evolve Additive Solutions as our guests to speak about their SVP platform designed for production which easily competes with injection molding.
Introduction: Michael Smith-Sr. Vice President Sales and Marketing
EVOLVE concept to reality
Dr. Brian Mullen-Process and Application Engineering Manager
Working with clients to expedite application development from concept to commercialization
Rich Allen-Vice President Materials Process and Imaging
Roadmap for injection molding grade materials utilizing STEP Technology
Michael Smith, Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing
As an industry veteran, Michael’s progression in the plastics industry includes executive level positions with Pegaso, Borgoricco, Italy as VP Sales and Service North America, Hong Kong based LK Systems as President/CEO. Michael also worked for Husky Injection Molding Systems as General Manager of the Western Region and promoted to International Director of Sales Force Development and Best Practices. Additionally, Michael is an accomplished author and magician and has served as an officer on industry trade associations (SPI, SPE, PIA). Michael holds a B.S., in Business Administration and Business Management from the University of Phoenix, he studied Business Administration and Management Leadership at University of Virginia Darden School of Business and received his MBA in Business Administration from the University of Redlands
Rich Allen, VP Materials, Process and Imaging
35 years of electrophotographic experience at Kodak
Dr. Brian Mullen, Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering, Process and Applications Engineering Manager
Fathom Digital Manufacturing Company, an industry leader in on-demand digital manufacturing services has entered into a commercialization partnership with Evolve Additive Solutions (“Evolve”). Under the partnership, Fathom will be the first provider of Evolve’s transformative additive manufacturing technology, Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP), In North America.
Fathom’s entrenched customer relationships, deep industry expertise, and outcome-focused approach enables the advancement of additive STEP technology for the production of plastic parts. This is a significant and disruptive innovation for the additive manufacturing industry as it gains ground against traditional manufacturing methods. STEP technology enables the production of thermoplastic parts within hours or days without compromising on quality, throughput, scalability or cost, a significant time advantage over the typical multi- month lead time for traditional injection molding tools and parts. STEP technology is also an environmentally responsible manufacturing process that reduces carbon footprint by eliminating the need for tooling as well as by reducing warehousing and transportation logistics.
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When Evolve CEO and Co-inventor Steve Chillscyzn established Evolve, he spoke to organizations across the globe and asked them, “what would it take for you to seriously consider additive manufacturing for production parts?” Chillscyzn learned that companies wanted the same thermoplastic materials they currently used in injection molding with the same speed, throughput, quality, scalability and the same or better cost as traditional manufacturing. Chillscyzn recognized that there wasn’t a technology solution that met all five of these criteria. Today, these five pillars are the basis of Evolve Additive Solutions’ business model. Evolve has been trusted by large, recognizable international brands such as Stanley Black & Decker and the LEGO Group. Both organizations have invested in Evolve as they believe STEP technology will greatly impact the production capabilities of additive manufacturing and drive Industry 4.0 innovations forward.
STEP technology was developed for speed and scale to offer a manufacturing solution for producing thermoplastic parts. Additive manufacturing, complemented by key advanced traditional manufacturing technologies, offers greater agility and flexibility than traditional manufacturing technologies alone. These technologies are capable of meeting the rigorous demands of customers in the aerospace, automotive, industrial, medical and consumer sectors where products are highly engineered with precise specifications.
Fathom Digital Manufacturing will use STEP technology and its in-house capabilities of over 530 advanced manufacturing systems across plastic and metal additive technologies, CNC machining, injection molding and tooling, precision sheet metal fabrication, and design engineering to help companies bridge critical supply chain gaps. Fathom’s technology-agnostic expertise and robust 450,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity can be the difference in bringing products to market or experiencing a costly line down situation.
Fathom Digital Manufacturing can bridge supply chain gaps by seamlessly blending in-house capabilities of over 530 advanced manufacturing systems across plastic and metal additive technologies, CNC machining, injection molding and tooling, precision sheet metal fabrication, and design engineering, while catering to a broad set of end markets. Fathom’s technology-agnostic expertise and robust 450,000 sq ft of manufacturing capacity can be the difference in bringing products to market or experiencing a costly line down situation.
With over 35 years of industry experience, Fathom is at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 digital manufacturing revolution serving clients in the technology, defense, aerospace, medical, automotive and IOT sectors. Fathom’s extensive certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, ISO 13485:2016, AS9100:2016, NIST 800-171 and ITAR. To learn more, visit www.fathommfg.com.