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Fathom uses the latest in plastic 3D printing technologies to deliver high-quality parts to its customers. Fathom can meet the requirements of your project, even if it is time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision, or short production run related.

Quotable Plastic Printing Services Offered By Fathom / /

Plastic 3D printing or additive manufacturing has numerous applications and advantages. Industrial tools, custom products, production parts, and prototypes can all be made using additive manufacturing. 3D printing allows you to quickly get a part to market. Some of the plastic 3D printing technologies offered by Fathom include:

  • FDM: During fused deposition modeling, a plastic filament or metal wire is unwound from a coil and supplies material to an extrusion nozzle, turning on and off the flow. FDM is a good choice for jigs, fixtures, molds, tooling, and other parts that must be durable.
  • SLS: Selective laser sintering uses a high-powered laser to fuse plastic and other materials into a 3D part. The laser works by scanning the powdered material in cross-sections generated from a CAD design. Once each cross-section has been scanned, the powdered bed is lowered by one-layer thickness and a new layer of material is applied on top. The process repeats itself until the complete part has been formed.
  • SLA: Stereolithography uses a vat of liquid photopolymer resin and UV laser. To create layers, the laser traces the part in cross-sections along the surface of the liquid resin. When the liquid resin is exposed to the UV laser, it cures or solidifies into the pattern, adhering to the layer below. Once a pattern has been traced, the SLA platform moves down by one layer, and then a blade containing resin sweeps the cross-section, adding fresh material. The new resin is traced, adhering to the layer below. The process repeats until the part is complete.
  • Polyjet: Polyjet is a photo-polymer-based jetting process that distributes material droplets in layers. The material is cured using a flash of UV light. At the end of the build, the part is fully cured and does not need any post-curing. Polyjet uses gel support to enable complex geometries. The gel support can be removed by soaking the part or water jetting.
  • MJF: Multi-jet fusion builds parts in layers by laying down thin layers of powder onto a print bed. The print carriage sweeps over the print bed, jetting a fusing and detailing agent. The fusing agent is deposited where the powder will fuse together to form the part. The detailing agent reduces fusion at the part boundary to achieve greater detail.

Other Services Offered by Fathom / /

Additive Manufacturing

  • FDM
  • SLS
  • SLA
  • Polyjet
  • MJF
  • DMLS
  • DLS
  • STEP (Evolve)

CNC Machining

  • CNC (3 & 5 Axis)
  • CNC Lathe
  • Precision Grinding
  • Wire & Sinker EDM

Injection Molding

  • Injection Molding
  • Tooling
  • Compression Molding

Metal Cutting and Forming

  • Thermoforming
  • Sheet Metal Punching
  • Sheet Metal Cutting
  • Metal Forming
  • Laser Cutting
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Chemical Etching
  • Welding
  • Micro Cutting

Standalone

  • Die Casting
  • Urethane Casting
  • Composite Layups
  • Extrusion
  • Post Processing & Finishing
    • Pad Printing
    • Powder Coating
    • Bead Blasting
    • Surface Grinding
    • Polishing
    • Anodize
    • Powder Coat Passivate
    • Chemfilm
    • Vacuum Metallization
    • Silkscreen
    • Plating
    • Tumbled

Plastic Printing Quote Times / /

Submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform for a quote within 1 to 24 hours. Are you ready for a quote on your upcoming plastic printing project? Ready to learn about another manufacturing service offered by Fathom? Plastic prototype lead times are as follows:

  • Parts as fast as 5 days

Fathom’s Locations for Quoting Plastic Printing / /

Fathom has 2 US-based locations that offer plastic printing with nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include injection molding, CNC machining, chemical etching, plastic printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.

Locations include:

HEADQUARTERS
1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

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

Plastic Printing Materials / /

PolyJet Materials

TYPE MATERIALS DESCRIPTION
Simulated ABS Digital ABS Plus (Ivory)
  • Simulates ABS plastics by combining strength with high temperature resistance
  • Digital ABS PlusTM offers enhanced dimensional stability for thin-walled parts
  • Ideal for functional prototypes, snap-fit parts for high or low temperature usage, electrical parts, castings, mobile telephone casings, engine parts & covers
Transparent Vero Clear
  • Print clear & tinted parts and prototypes with VeroClearTM & RGD720
  • Combine with color materials for stunning transparent shades
  • Ideal for form & fit testing of see-through parts like glass, consumer products, eyewear, light covers and cases, visualization of liquid flow, medical applications, artistic & exhibition modeling
Rigid Opaque Vero Pure White, Vero Black Plus, Vero White Plus, Vero Yellow, Vero Cyan, Vero Magenta, Vero Blue
  • Brilliant color options for unprecedented design freedom
  • Combine with rubber-like materials for overmolding, soft touch handles & more
  • Ideal for fit & form testing, moving & assembled parts, sales, marketing & exhibition models, assembly of electronic components & silicone molding
Simulated Polypropylene Rigur (White)
  • Simulates the appearance & functionality of polypropylene
  • Ideal for prototyping containers & packaging, flexible snap-fit applications & living hinges, toys, battery cases, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers & automotive components
Rubber-like Agilus30 (Clear), TangoBlack+
  • Offers various levels of elastomer characteristics
  • Combine with rigid materials for a variety of Shore A values, from Shore A 27 to Shore A 95
  • Ideal for rubber surrounds & overmolding, soft-touch coatings & nonslip surfaces, knobs, grips, pulls, handles, gaskets, seals, hoses, footwear & marketing models
Digital Materials Predetermined blends of the above materials
  • Wide range of flexibility, from Shore A 27 to Shore A 95
  • Rigid materials ranging from simulated standard plastics to the toughness & temperature resistance of Digital ABS Plus TM
  • Vibrant colors in rigid or flexible materials, with over 500,000 color options
  • Available on PolyJet multi-jetting 3D printers

Stereolithography Materials

STANDARD MATERIALS LEAD TIME OPTIMAL QUANTITY MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS SUGGESTED MINIMUM WALL THICKNESS FINISH & APPEARANCE ADVANTAGES & CONSIDERATIONS
Accura 25 1-3 Days 1-10 Parts 650 x 750 x 550 mm 1mm
  • High resolution
  • Detailed & complex parts
  • Smooth surface finish
  • Can be painted, plated or vacuum metalized
  • Often used for aesthetic models, complex geometries & high-quality finishes
  • Highly cost-effective for medium- to large-sized parts
  • Exceptionally tough & durable
  • Great for snap fits, assemblies & master patterns for casting
  • SLA is one of the most versatile technologies for post processing
  • Limited Color

FDM Materials

MATERIALS DESCRIPTION
TPU 92A (thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer)
  • Accurate elastomer parts with high elongation
  • Superior toughness & abrasion resistance
  • Wide variety of applications including flexible hoses, tubes, air ducts & vibration dampeners
Antero™ 800NA (polyetherketoneketone)
  • High heat & chemical resistance
  • Low outgassing & high dimensional stability
  • Excellent strength, toughness & wear-resistant properties
ULTEM™ 1010 resin (polyetherimide)
  • Certified food safety & bio-compatibility
  • Highest heat resistance, chemical resistance & tensile strength
  • Outstanding strength & thermal stability
ULTEM 9085 resin (polyetherimide)
  • FST (flame, smoke, toxicity)-certified thermoplastic
  • High heat & chemical resistance; highest flexural strength
  • Ideal for commercial transportation applications such as airplanes, buses, trains & boats
FDM Nylon 12™ (polyamide 12)
  • Toughest nylon in additive manufacturing
  • Excellent for repetitive snap fits, press fit inserts & fatigue-resistance applications
  • Simple, clean process – free of powders
FDM Nylon 12CF™ (polyamide 12CF)
  • Carbon-filled thermoplastic with excellent structural characteristics
  • Highest flexural strength
  • Highest stiffness-to-weight ratio
PC (polycarbonate)
  • Most widely used industrial thermoplastic with superior mechanical properties & heat resistance
  • Accurate, durable and stable for strong parts, patterns for metal bending & composite work
  • Great for demanding prototyping needs, tooling & fixtures
PC-ISO™ (polycarbonate – ISO 10993 USP Class VI biocompatible)
  • Biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI)1 material
  • Sterilize using gamma radiation or ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization methods
  • Best fit for applications requiring higher strength & sterilization
PC-ABS (polycarbonate – acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
  • High dimensional stability & colorless transparency
  • Five medical approvals including cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, delayed type hypersensitivity, irritation & USP plastic class VI
  • Ideal for applications requiring prolonged skin contact of more than 30 days & short-term mucosal membrane contact of up to 24 hours
ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate)
  • Build UV-stable parts with the best aesthetics of any FDM material
  • Ideal for production parts for outdoor infrastructure & commercial use, outdoor functional prototyping, automotive parts & accessory prototypes
ABS-ESD7™ (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene – static dissipative)
  • Static-dissipative with target surface resistance of 104 ohms (typical range 105 – 103 ohms)2
  • Makes great assembly tools for electronic & static-sensitive products
  • Widely used for functional prototypes of cases, enclosures & packaging
ABS-M30™ (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
  • Versatile material: good for form, fit & functional applications
  • Familiar production material for accurate prototyping

MJF Material

STANDARD MJF MATERIAL LEAD TIME OPTIMAL QUANTITY MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS SUGGESTED MINIMUM WALL THICKNESS FINISH & APPEARANCE ADVANTAGES & CONSIDERATIONS
Nylon 12 (Gray or Dyed Black) 2+ Days Prototypes, Low-Volume, Short-Run Production 274mm x 370mm x 360mm 1mm
  • Medium/High Resolution
  • Very High Detail & Complexity
  • Minimal Layer Visibility
  • Paint, Plate, Metalize, Polish, Tumble
  • Nearly Isotropic
  • Very High XY Plane Resolution
  • Durable Production Quality Thermo

Plastic Printing Quotes FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer 3D printing?

A: Yes, Fathom offers 3D printing.

Q: What is 3D printing?

A: 3D printing or additive manufacturing uses CAD or computer-aided design to build a three-dimensional part in layers. The CAD serves as a blueprint of the part, instructing the machine where to place the material.  

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: What is plastic printing called?

A: Plastic printing is sometimes called 3D printing or additive manufacturing.

Q: How does plastic printing work?

A: Plastic printing is executed on a 3D printer, which dispenses molten plastic through a nozzle, which is controlled by a computer. The part is printed in layers.

Q: How do you 3D print something?

A: 3D printing involves multiple steps. First, the part is designed using CAD software. The design is then exported to an STL file. Next, select the raw materials. Partner with a trusted manufacturer like Fathom to help you through the 3D printing process. Fathom can help your select the best material, streamline your design, print your parts, and take care of any finishing or assembly needed.

How to Get Plastic Printing Quotes / /

Read to get a quote on plastic 3D printing or to calculate costs? Use Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a fast quote on any file.

Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

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

COLORADO

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

MINNESOTA

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

TEXAS

1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016

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

CALIFORNIA

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

FLORIDA

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

NEW YORK

1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

ILLINOIS

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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