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Ultem® CNC Machining

  • Parts In As Soon As 5-Days
  • 3 & 5-Axis Milling & Turning
    Plastics, Composites, Metals
  • Wide Variety of Materials,
    Finishing Options & Scalability
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Ultem® CNC Machining

Fathom is an experienced manufacturer that produces high-quality ultem® CNC machined parts for its customers. Whether your project is time-sensitive, requires high precision, or is highly complex or short project run related, our team can meet the requirements of your job. Ultem® CNC machining is just one of the multiple manufacturing technologies offered by Fathom. Contact us today for a quote.

What is Ultem® CNC Machining? / /

Ultem® is a thermoplastic used to make seals, valves, medical instruments, missile components, electrical hardware, aircraft components and more. Ultem® CNC is perfect for applications that require thermal properties and excellent strength. During CNC machining of ultem®, a computer directs the machines to subtract material, shaping the part. CNC technology can control lathes, mills, routers, grinders and other machines. Using a single set of prompts, CNC machinery can perform three-dimensional cutting tasks.

What are the Benefits of Ultem® CNC Machining? / /

Ultem® is a high-performance resin with favorable qualities. Ultem® has high strength, stiffness, heat and moisture resistance. Ultem® is often used for aerospace and electronic applications due to its dielectric strength and thermal properties.

What are the Different Grades of Ultem®? / /

ULTEM PEI (polyetherimide)

ULTEM PEI has high strength, long-term heat resistance, and excellent rigidity. Polyetherimide has great dimensional stability, chemical resistance and flame resistance. It is often used for parts that require sterilization.

ULTEM 1000

ULTEM 1000 has good electrical properties and dimensional stability, even in high heat environments. It has excellent chemical resistance and flame retardance. ULTEM 1000 is commonly used to make components for the aerospace, automotive and HVAC industries.

ULTEM 2300

ULTEM 2300 is a 30% glass-filled polyetherimide. By adding glass, ULTEM has higher dimensional stability. Additionally, the glass adds increased rigidity and tensile strength. ULTEM 2300 is used for aircraft, electrical, automotive, and medical applications.

ULTEM 2100/2200

ULTEM 2100 and ULTEM 2200 are both glass-filled grades of ULTEM. The addition of glass adds tensile strength, stiffness, and dimensional stability. ULTEM 2100 is perfect for applications that require strength and rigidity at high temperatures. ULTEM 2300 is ideal for applications that call for dimensional stability and chemical resistance.

ULTEM 2400

ULTEM 2400 is a 40% glass filled PEI. As a high-performance plastic, it possesses the same qualities as other grades of ULTEM but is particularly useful in medical applications where the component must be repeatedly sterilized.

CNC Machining Services Offered by Fathom / /

Work with Fathom on your next CNC machining job. Fathom offers many CNC services, including CNC 3 & 5 AXIS, CNC milling and turning, sinker EDM, wire EDM, Swiss machining and more. As part of our comprehensive services, we also offer finishing and post-processing. CNC machining is just one of 28 manufacturing services.

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

CNC Machines Used by Fathom / /

Fathom’s manufacturing facilities are powered by over 530 machines, including mills, lathes, presses, press brakes, turret punches and additive systems. Fathom has equipment dedicated to metal prototype fabrication, including lasers, waterjet machines, finishing tools, autodeburring, 4 slide machines, multi-slide machines, press brakes, 300-ton presses, 22-ton presses, wire EDM machines, seely slide forming tools and 35-ton blanking presses.

Fathom provides not just CNC machining but also hybridized services leveraging prototype fabrication and additive manufacturing. Need metal prototype fabrication as part of a more complex project? Fathom can handle it. A recent case study is listed below where Fathom delivered 20,000 parts in 27 days using 55+ tools, including metal prototype fabrication services:

Case Study //

Real Customers. Real Results.

A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.

20,000 Parts // Within 27 Days
55+ Tools to Injection Mold 15,000 Parts First Article in 2 Weeks
15,000

55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts

First Article in 2 Weeks

3,000+ 3D Printed Parts
3,000

3,000+ 3D
Printed Parts

2,000+ Metal Fabricated Parts
2,000

2,000+ Metal
Fabricated Parts

Hybridized Services Used //

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.

DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.

CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.

Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.

24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.

Injection + Compression Molding.

Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.

Advanced Project Management.

Fathom’s Locations for CNC Machining Services / /

CNC Milling Locations Nationwide

Fathom’s manufacturing network has nine locations across the United States with CNC capabilities. Our CNC locations are:

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
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA
14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
ISO 13485:2016

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

ILLINOIS
1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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

Aluminum CNC Machining Cost FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer CNC services?

A: Yes, Fathom offers CNC services.

Q: What is a CNC machine?

A: CNC machines are computer-driven manufacturing equipment.

Q: Is Fathom ISO 9001: 2015 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ISO 9001: 2015 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ISO 13485:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ISO 13485:2016 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is NIST 800-171 certified. 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: Can ultem® be machined?

A: Yes, ultem® can be machined.

Q: What is the best plastic to CNC?

A: There are many different plastics available for CNC machining. The best plastic for CNC machining depends on your budget, the part’s design, and how the part is expected to perform once it is made.

Q: Can you melt ultem®?

A: Yes, ultem® can be melted, but its melting point is very high.

Q: Is PEI machinable?

A: Yes, PEI is machinable.

Ultem® CNC Machining Quotes / /

Do you need an estimate on an upcoming CNC machining project? Use Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a fast quote on any CNC 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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