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Government Additive Manufacturing

Government Introduction

Fathom is a provider of government additive manufacturing services for quick turnaround government prototypes and production government manufacturing. 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 efficiency, 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 the 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 3D metal parts.

Government Applications


Prototyping //
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 & 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 & Surveillance Aircraft //
Reducing the mass of moving components is especially important since this directly enhances energy efficiency.

Example Projects

Fathom is ISO 9001:2015 Certified, AS9100 Rev. D Certified, ITAR Registered & NIST 800-171 Compliant / / 

    • ISO 9001:2015 Certification is the most widely-recognized quality management system certification. This communicates our priority of upholding stringent standards as well as continuously meeting customer expectations.  
    • AS9100 Rev. D Certified verifies that Fathom has created and maintains a comprehensive, quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the ASD industry, as well as civil and military aviation requirements. 
    • ITAR Registration verifies that Fathom is recognized by The Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance as serving the defense industry with secure supply chains and protection of sensitive information 
    • NIST 800- 171 Compliant signifies that Fathom strictly follows the recommended security controls for information systems at federal agencies.  

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. 

90+ Machines  
SLS / / Two-day  SLA / / Next-day 
FDM / / Next-day DMLS / / Three-day 
PolyJet / / Same-day MJF / / Two-day

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30 Second Quotes
Prototype Tool / / As soon as 10 days
10K Parts / / 10 days
Production Tool / / As soon as 3 weeks

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

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

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Injection Molding Adjacent
without High Costs of Metal Tools

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

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Finishing, Production Painting and Color Matching

Assembling, Including Embedded Electronic
Components, Threaded Inserts, and More

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CAD, DFAM and DFM Services

Apply Methods to Increase Speed
and Decrease Total Cost

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Highly Trained Staff / / Full-Time & Part-Time
Support as Short-Term & Long-Term Strategy

Decrease Downtime with Customizable
Staffing Accelerates Implementation

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