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Get Started // You will find information on digital manufacturing technologies and materials, tips, tricks, and other how-to’s that lower costs, accelerate timelines, and achieve the best possible results!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 specialist to learn more. Speak with a FATHOM specialist to learn more about how FATHOM is uniquely blending 3D printing with legacy manufacturing methods so companies can go from concept to prototype to manufacturing in a way that wasn’t previously possible.

Technologies, Materials, and Services

Fathom Brochure Quick guide on all services offered.
STL File Guidelines 4-Page Guide on How to Get The Best Quality 3D Prints
3D Printing Material Datasheet View more information about materials
Model Finishing Services Sanding, priming, painting, and more
Matte Vs Glossy (PolyJet) Guide on why to choose matte or glossy when ordering a PolyJet part

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Materials Overview

From smooth surfaces to thin walls to complex geometries to rigid to flexible — a variety of material options are available on FATHOM to meet your application needs.

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Technologies Overview

An overview of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies available at FATHOM’s Oakland and Seattle advanced production centers.

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Fathom Video Library

We’re committed to the work that it takes to offer everything advanced manufacturing. Check out our video library to learn more about technologies, materials, and application examples.

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Tips and Tricks // SmartQuote Platform

  1. When exporting STLs from Solidworks, Rhino, or other CAD software —
    Adjust STL export settings for high quality to ensure better accuracy and smoother curves.

  2. If you want to specify the orientation at which your part should be printed —
    please include clear instructions in the comments box and a FATHOM specialist will follow-up with you to discuss.

  3. For best results, wall thicknesses, pegs, fins, and other features should be greater than 1mm —
    All features are dependent on geometry and subject to review by a FATHOM specialist.

  4. Opting for sparse fill on FDM parts is ideal for reducing overall weight of part —
    Be sure to include “sparse fill” in the comments section and a FATHOM specialist will follow-up.

  5. Any splits, voids or gaps should be larger than 0.6mm —
    This will prevent material from fusing together during the 3D printing process.

  6. For best surface finish on small to medium sized parts, PolyJet is ideal —
    For larger parts, or where surface finish is less of a concern versus strength or durability, FDM is ideal.

  7. For parts larger than 200mm that require smooth surface finishes —
    Stereolithography and CNC machining should both be considered.

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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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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.