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Fathom is more than just a 3D printing focused company. From advanced prototype fabrication to bridge-to-production services, Fathom also offers CNC machining, injection molding, urethane casting and 3D scanning. Speak with a Fathom expert to learn more about how Fathom uniquely blends 3D printing with traditional manufacturing methods. Go from concept to prototype to manufacturing in a way that wasn’t previously possible.
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From smooth surfaces to thin walls to complex geometries to rigid to flexible — a variety of material options are available from Fathom to meet your application needs.
An overview of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies available at Fathom’s advanced production centers.
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Use high quality setting to export STLs from Solidworks, Rhino or other CAD software — adjust STL export settings for high quality to ensure better accuracy and smoother curves.
Specify the orientation at which your part should be printed — please include clear instructions in the comments box and a Fathom expert will follow-up with you to discuss.
Design wall thicknesses, pegs, fins and other features greater than 1mm for best results — all features are dependent on geometry and subject to review by a Fathom expert.
Opt for a sparse fill on FDM parts to reduce overall weight of part — be sure to include “sparse fill” in the comments section and a Fathom expert will follow-up.
Design any splits, voids or gaps larger than 0.6mm — this will prevent material from fusing together during the 3D printing process.
Consider PolyJet for the best surface finish on small to medium sized parts — for larger parts, or where surface finish is less of a concern versus strength or durability, choose FDM.
Consider additive and traditional options for parts larger than 200mm that require smooth surface finishes — Stereolithography and CNC machining should both be considered.
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