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Robotics Manufacturing
Enabling today’s automation solutions and building tomorrow’s possibilities

Fathom is at the forefront of the robotics revolution, working with many of the leading firms that are building today’s solutions and helping to imagine what’s next.

Comprehensive Capabilities for Robotics Manufacturing

Robotics are playing a growing world in industry, taking on repetitive and dangerous jobs, increasing productivity and streamlining material handling and logistics. They bring consistency, accuracy and precision to nearly every industry. Fathom is at the forefront of this revolution, working with many of the leading firms that are building today’s advanced robotic solutions and helping to imagine what’s next.

From assembly stations and pick-and-place robots to the loading and unloading of delivery vehicles and autonomous driving technology, Fathom provides engineering and production expertise and produces high-performance, customized parts for every sector of the robotics and automation market.

How Can Fathom Help You With Your Robotics Part Needs?

Working with Fathom begins with a hands-on, personalized approach. You’ll be talking with an engineer, who will work closely with you to understand your needs. For example, our detailed, hands-on DFM process can help identify and solve potential design problems early in the product development process and recommend changes to improve the manufacturability of your parts.

We’ll help you optimize your part designs, production processes and material selections for the best results, at the best price. Our experienced engineers will help you efficiently move your projects from prototype to production. Our focus on low-volume, highly customized parts is a perfect match for this fast-moving, innovation-driven industry.

We’ve worked on robotic solutions like:

  • Light-weighting parts to improve robot mobility and agility, using exotic metals and additive materials and methods,
  • Part consolidation to improve performance and reduce the cost of complex assemblies,
  • Rapid prototyping to bring new ideas to market faster,
  • Conformal airflow for pick and place material-handling applications, and
  • Tough parts that can survive corrosive environments.

We’ve produced parts for robots that have been getting headlines in popular business and consumer media. But we’re also behind the scenes, helping to develop and improve parts for industrial and logistics solutions that keep factories and commerce moving quickly and efficiently.

Technologies for the Robotics Industry

With over 25 manufacturing methods and 11 locations, we’ll guide you to the solution that makes the most sense for your application, from additive manufacturing and injection molding to CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication. We can help you accelerate your product development cycle!

Additive Manufacturing

Additive metal technology, such as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), is an ideal fit for the high-performance, lightweight needs of the robotics industry. Fathom can also produce rugged plastic parts using additive technologies like Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF).

Urethane Casting

Urethane Casting can be used to produce soft surfaces for end-of-arm tooling that simulate overmolding – without the complex, expensive tooling it requires. Urethane casting is also valuable for producing prototype parts quickly in a variety of hardnesses and finishes.

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Fathom can handle your large sheet metal needs as well as the precision forming of small, complex metal components. We also offer photo chemical etching, a process used to produce extremely flat, burr-free parts. 

CNC Machining

Our facilities do some of the most advanced, precise CNC machining work in the country, including tough materials like aluminum, titanium and Inconel. 

Case Study

A leading robot manufacturer was struggling with a fragmented supplier base, product knowledge continuity and reducing time to market. Fathom’s broad portfolio of manufacturing solutions and engineering expertise appeared to be a good match for its needs. Fathom provided design validation for several parts while concurrently building bridge tools for them.

Results //

The standard product development cycle for this manufacturer is over 12 weeks, including 4 weeks of R&D, 3 weeks of engineering time and review, and 5 weeks of lead time for tooling. Fathom delivered in only seven weeks. What started with several small injection molding projects now includes sheet metal, CNC machining and additive (SLS, MJF, FDM).

42%
Time Savings

Robotic Part Applications

  • Robot frames and support structures
  • End-of-arm tooling
  • Jigs and fixtures for machining and assembly
  • Harnesses
  • Wire guides
  • Brackets
  • Pneumatic systems for picking and moving packages

Certifications

  • AS9100
  • ISO9001:2015
  • NIST 800-171
  • ITAR

View our Certifications to see a complete listing of certifications by location.

Why Choose Fathom?

  • We have the systems, processes and technical expertise to be able to deliver short-run, highly customized parts that meet your requirements.
  • We’re focused on new product innovation and can match your speed and agility.
  • We understand the high-performance environments that your parts must work within as part of a robotics or automation solution.
  • We can support your needs throughout the product development lifecycle – from early prototypes for design validation to full production.
  • We offer an unmatched breadth of manufacturing technologies – in-house, not via third parties – to meet all your needs, including additive manufacturing, injection molding, sheet metal fabrication and precision CNC machining.
  • We have a long track record of success delivering high-quality parts to a variety of robotics companies, military agencies and other organizations that serve this fast-moving, cutting-edge industry.
  • We’re problem solvers. Bring us your complex geometries, short-run/high-mix parts and “impossible” projects. We’ll help you get the work done!

Across National
Time Zones

Precision manufacturing
from coast to coast.

HEADQUARTERS //
1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
877-328-4668

ARIZONA
444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-966-2300

CALIFORNIA
46758 Lakeview Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

COLORADO
7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
303-288-6855

FLORIDA
14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
305-889-3280

ILLINOIS
1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
815-385-7500

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
847-952-8088

MINNESOTA
13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304
763-755-7575

NEW YORK
1920 Slaterville Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-7070

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
315-331-7680

TEXAS
1513 Sam Bass Rd.
Round Rock, TX 78660
512-255-1477

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