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PEKK—Frequently Asked Questions

Just last year, the FATHOM production team began offering carbon-filled Nylon 12 to meet an increasing demand for high-performing additive material options—and recently, we’ve added another! Our additive manufacturing service customers’ can also choose PEKK from our wide range of FDM materials. In this featured blog post, Applications Engineer Kaitlyn Bailey answers the most frequently asked questions about this…

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Featured Material // PEKK for FDM

For harsh environment applications, FATHOM’s additive manufacturing service customers have a new material option to consider—the team is excited to introduce the availability of PEKK for fused deposition modeling (FDM). Announced under the name of Antero 800NA, Stratasys recently launched the PEKK-based thermoplastic to meet an increasing demand for an additive material option with high strength, toughness, high heat/chemical resistance,…

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FAQ // Engineering & Design

The Engineering & Design Team at FATHOM is a unique group of experts with industry-leading additive manufacturing experience. In this blog post, Derek Roedel answers the most frequently asked questions about his team of highly trained engineers and designers. They’re regularly contracted to support a company’s in-house design team throughout the product development process—from prototyping to…

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The 2018 Innovation Awards

For the sixth consecutive year, the East Bay EDA Innovation Awards ceremony featured trophies created by the FATHOM team. The annual event brings the professional community together to recognize and commemorate companies who make cutting-edge contributions in their respective industries. Leading this year’s concept was Industrial Designer Ava DeCapri at FATHOM. In this blog post, she talks about what…

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Desktop Metal Installed at FATHOM

FATHOM has installed its Desktop Metal Studio System at its Oakland headquarters and our Applications Engineering Team is currently building sample parts to further assess the capabilities of the technology. They are rigorously examining the performance of the equipment and materials by running feasibility and validation tests, as we do with any technology to determine the practical application of it in…

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FATHOM Secures ISO 9001:2015

FATHOM Secures ISO 9001:2015 Certification // Advanced Manufacturer Headquartered in Oakland, CA Further Establishes Its Focus on Quality Oakland, CA—Wednesday, March 7, 2018—FATHOM, an advanced manufacturer with an expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, announced it has secured ISO 9001:2015 certification. The FATHOM team engaged in a comprehensive audit of its business operations, manufacturing…

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Launch Forth MLV Challenge

Join the Launch Forth team and FATHOM this Friday, March 9th at 10am PST for a Facebook Live Broadcast! Hear from Megan Brewster from Launch Forth and Chris Blower of FATHOM on the winning entries and the new MLV:Refined Challenge. Brewster and Blower will also talk about some of the fabrication methods and materials that might be used to build a functional…

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Desktop Metal Case Study

In this blog post, we highlight a featured case study published by Desktop Metal about an injection molding firm who investigates the use of its Studio System for a quick-turn application. FEATURED 3D PRINTING METAL CASE STUDY For Built-Rite, the Studio System (available from FATHOM) introduces the ability to make quick-turn mold assembly components with…

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Introducing The Crystallon Project

The FATHOM team is excited to introduce Crystallon, an open source project for creating lattice structures using Rhino and Grasshopper. It was developed by Industrial Designer Aaron Porterfield at FATHOM as an alternative to commercially available software for lattice design. Porterfield joined FATHOM’s design and engineering team in 2015, and is a regularly featured speaker on lattice structures…

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3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace | Make

As one of the advanced manufacturing service providers listed, the FATHOM team is excited to be a part of Dassault Systèmes’ recently launched 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace | Make. The platform provides designers and engineers with a seamless way to get parts made by leading digital manufacturers worldwide. The on demand manufacturing marketplace includes processes such as…

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SOLIDWORKS Add-In // 3DP Circuitry

The Nano Dimension team recently introduced a SOLIDWORKS add-in to further elevate the additive manufacturing of PCBs (printed circuit boards) and 3D circuitry components—seamlessly create in a design environment enhanced for multi-material 3D printing of electronics. Simplified design process by providing time saving enhancements More efficient design-to-3D print workflow process for multi-material 3D printing Easier and faster creation of…

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Guest Speaker Brian McLean of LAIKA

On display until May 20th, many puppets, props, and sets from four incredible LAIKA films are part of a major exhibition at the Portland Art Museum (PAM). The exhibit highlights the dynamic and innovative abilities of the company’s filmmakers, designers, and animators within the last ten years. The award-winning team is highly regarded for pushing the limits of stop-motion animation by way of…

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Electromagnets // 3D Printed Coil

Electronics designers and engineers are in a race to develop new and differentiated products, and 3D printing can be that competitive advantage to push ahead—for example, the unique capabilities associated with 3D printed electromagnets makes it possible to customize the physical shape and size to enable affordable prototyping for experimental applications. Limitless shapes and sizes…

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Introducing DFAM Curriculum

FATHOM Promotes Greater Adoption of 3D Printing Through Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) Training—Advanced Manufacturer’s Privately Hosted Curriculum Is Now Available To The Public As A Full-Day Program For Immediate Release—FATHOM, an advanced manufacturer with an expertise in 3D printing, recently introduced its Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) program focused on the practical application of…

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Voxel Print // Half-Day Event

There are less and less limitations to digital fabrication every day as researchers, developers, and innovators push the limits of additive technologies and materials. In an upcoming event on December 14th in San Francisco, learn more about an exciting new development that further expands the multi-material capabilities of Stratasys’ PolyJet technology—produce stronger, more flexible, more colorful, higher resolution…

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