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Large Prototypes

Technologies for Any Size Model

From the smallest products to full-scale industrial models, take advantage of Fathom’s full spectrum of in-house additive manufacturing technologies to build your conceptual models. Fathom’s comprehensive capabilities allow for visualization and fully functional demonstration models. We treat large models as we do large prototypes. They need to measure up to the same rigor and abuse as real-world parts do—and sometimes more. Numerous materials are possible for creating aesthetic, functional models and large prototypes. Fathom can tailor models to your specific needs, time constraints and budget.

Our Model Making & Large Prototype Services Include //

Industries & Types of Models We Work With //

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
  • Photo-Ready Consumer Products
  • Exhibition Models
  • Machinery
  • Trade Shows
  • Military Equipment

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Types of 3D Printing Prototypes

There are many different kinds of prototypes, and depending on what stage your project is in, the product development process will determine which type of prototype will work best. 

  • Visual Prototype / / A visual prototype can illustrate a product’s color, size and geometric features, but not the texture, feel, or weight of a product. Visual prototypes are primarily used for photography needs to create marketing assets.
  • Working Prototype / / A physical prototype allows a brand to test a finished product’s functionality, but does not have the same appearance as a finalized product. The purpose of the physical prototype is to determine if the final product will serve its purpose or if any design changes need to be made to improve it. 
  • User Experience Prototype / / A user experience prototype has the same appearance and functionality as a final product. It can be presented to the end-user for research and allows for consumer testing to determine if a product is user-friendly and provides customer satisfaction. Customers can interact with the prototype, allowing valuable data to be gathered. There may still be opportunities for improvement made possible by the user experience prototype. 
  • Functional Prototype / / A functional prototype has the same appearance and full functionality as the final product. It may be made using different materials and/or manufacturing methods than the final product. It can be used to gain funding for mass production or for licensing. 

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1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015


444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant


7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015


13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304


1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016


620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant


14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014


1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
ISO 9001:2015


1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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