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Government Additive Manufacturing

Fathom is a provider of government additive manufacturing services for quick turnaround government prototypes and production government manufacturing.

Government Introduction

Additive manufacturing holds the potential to help the United States Government meet its mission and responsibilities. 3D printing technologies in this rapidly evolving space can increase performance and efficiencies, improve capabilities in the field, and unlock cost savings. As a result of these benefits, additive manufacturing is a primary focus area for agencies of the U.S. government.

Government agencies can use additive manufacturing methods to achieve greater productivity in the transportation, energy production, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, and research sectors. Many agencies are exploring adoption of additive manufacturing but need to maintain standards including surface quality, part accuracy, fabrication speed, and material properties. To mitigate these challenges, Fathom has years of experience and strict internal controls to ensure top quality parts are produced.

Fathom’s 3D printing solutions are designed to meet your additive manufacturing (AM) requirements by offering the latest additive processes for metal parts.

Government Applications


3D printing technology can reduce prototype costs without compromising performance or reliability for all government agencies including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Legacy Part Manufacturing
Custom parts can be easily manufactured for old military equipment where spare parts are hard to source.
Research and Development
Additive allows for custom sizes and shapes that would be difficult to manufacture with traditional manufacturing processes.
Military Vehicles & Aircraft
Custom parts can be easily manufactured for old automotive and combat vehicle applications where spare parts are hard to source.
Replacement Parts
Serial production of high-end, weight-optimized components for combat vehicles, helicopters, assault ships, and tactical vehicles.
Drones and Surveillance Aircraft
Reducing the mass of moving components is especially important since this directly enhances energy efficiency.

Example Projects

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. 

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
90+ Machines  
SLS / / Two-day  SLA / / Next-day 
FDM / / Next-day DMLS / / Three-day 
PolyJet / / Same-day MJF / / Two-day
Injection Molding

30 Second Quotes

Prototype Tool / / As soon as 10 days

10K Parts / / 10 days

Production Tool / / As soon as 3 weeks

CNC Machining

3 & 5 Axis Milling & Turning
(Plastics, Composites and Metals)

Tolerance Accuracy Range
from +/-0.001″ to 0.005″

Urethane Casting

Injection Molding Adjacent
without High Costs of Metal Tools

Most Commonly Used for High-Volume
Prototyping & Bridge to Production

Let’s get started.

Fathom is driven by advanced technologies and methods that enhance and accelerate today’s product development and production processes.