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CNC Machining

CNC MACHINING

FATHOM’s rapid CNC machining services, milling and turning, accommodate a wide range of production-grade materials. Tight tolerances, excellent dimensional accuracy, superior finishing—FATHOM offers a bridge-to-production solution that results in top quality rapid prototypes and low-volume production parts.

Focused on accelerating and enhancing the product development process, FATHOM innovatively integrates CNC machining into the design cycle so your concept gets to market faster and more efficiently.

LEAD TIME FOR ALL STANDARD MATERIALS: AS SOON AS NEXT-DAY.

OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
METALS Optimal Quantity Tolerances (+/-) Advantages
& Considerations
Finish
& Appearance
Stainless Steel 1-1000 0.1mm
  • High strength
  • High corrosion resistance
  • High weldability
  • Standard machined finish
  • Tumbled
  • Bead blasted (sand or glass)
  • Polished
Low Carbon Steel 1-1000 0.1mm
  • Common steel
  • High machinability and weldability
  • Can be hardened
  • Not corrosion resistant
Aluminum 1-1000 0.1mm
  • High strength, low weight
  • High machinability
  • Low cost
Brass 1-1000 0.1mm
  • Corrosion and chemical resistant
  • High density and strength
  • Non-conductive
PLASTICS Optimal Quantity Tolerances (+/-) Advantages
& Considerations
Finish
& Appearance
HDPE 1-100 0.2mm
  • Medium impact strength
  • Flexible (Shore D70)
  • FDA compliant
  • No water absorbsion
  • Standard machined finish
  • Tumbled
  • Flame or vapor polished (acrylic only)
PC 1-100 0.2mm
  • Medium tensile and high impact strength
  • Maintains properties over range of temperatures
  • High optical clarity (clear)
ABS 1-100 0.2mm
  • Medium tensile and high impact strength
  • Electrical insulator
  • High machinability
  • Low cost
Acrylic 1-100 0.2mm
  • High tensile strength
  • Can be polished for high optical clarity
Nylon 6/6 1-100 0.2mm
  • High tensile and medium impact strength
  • Maintains properties over range of temperatures
Acetal (Delrin®) 1-100 0.1mm
  • Medium tensile and medium impact strength
  • Holds machining tolerances well
  • Good wear and fatigue resistance
ULTEM® 1-100 0.2mm
  • High tensile strength
  • High working temperature range (335°F)
  • Electrical insulator
  • High optical clarity (clear)

 

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Offering finished, high-quality machined parts and multi-material assemblies to meet customers’ most complex part needs, FATHOM is an expert in finding the right material and production process to fit your project, timeline, and budget.

Using milling and turning equipment for both metal and plastic parts, FATHOM combines the latest technology with craftsman know-how to get you finished, machined parts faster than anywhere else.

Metal material options include stainless steel, low-carbon steel, aluminum, brass, and more. Plastic material options include PP, HDPE, LDPE, PC, ABS, acrylic, acetal (Delrin®), ULTEM®, nylon, and more.

FATHOM’s metal part finishing options include the standard machined finish, a tumbled finish, a bead-blasted matte finish that appears matte-like, or a finely polished finish leaving your part with a smooth gleam.

Plastic finishes include the standard machined finish, tumbled finishing, and flame or vapor polishing for acrylic only.


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