FATHOM’s industry-leading 3D printing and additive manufacturing services are ideal for accelerating product development and production processes—go from designing to prototyping to manufacturing faster and better than ever before. Companies from all industry types trust FATHOM’s team with low- to high-volume 3D printing and additive manufacturing needs because of our award-winning expertise, speed, and quality.
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Just as materials characterize manufacturing processes, manufacturing processes influence material properties—additive technologies are also identified by the materials used and the quality of the output is controlled by the processing method. FATHOM’s production team offers a wide range of material options to choose from, both industrial-grade thermoplastics and materials that mimic production polymers.
- POLYJET // High accuracy and great surface finish. Ability to build multiple materials and colors in a single part, including rubber-like.
- SLA // Good accuracy and great surface finish. Materials are functional for prototypes.
- FDM // A wide range of engineering-grade thermoplastics make this process ideal for low-volume production, prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing aides. Lower resolution but very high functionality.
- SLS // A blend of function and aesthetics. Medium accuracy but can be used for higher quantities. A good option for short production runs.
- MJF // Durable and medium-quality surface finish. Material is great for production and volume prices scale well for short run and bridge to production. Limited by base color being grey.
Don’t hesitate to talk with a FATHOM expert directly if you need help with technology and material selection.
|PolyJet||First Available Rigid Material** // Technician’s Choice* // Order Must Be Submitted by 10 AM PST
Pick-Up Available at 5 PM or Ships As Instructed
*Color and finish is at the discretion of the technician—this option does not allow you to choose because speed is the priority.
**Part geometry, build-time, quantity, post-processing, and other factors can affect lead-time. Always consult a specialist before placing an order.
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Additive technologies enable the ability to fabricate geometries that were previously unmanufacturable. This type of design freedom allows a user to improve functionality through increased complexity which is often not the case with traditional manufacturing methods. Since its inception in the late 80s, additive manufacturing (AM) has transformed the way products are developed. Today, more than ever before, development can be front-loaded with faster iteration of high-quality physical prototypes.
While AM has tended to be utilized as a prototyping tool, in the past five years it has steadily matured into a means of enhancing multiple stages of the product development process, including the production of end-use parts—a process termed Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM). DDM is driven by the engineers and designers engaged in both day-to-day and big-picture design vision, and those with more knowledge and comfort with how to design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) will be better able to fully leverage the value of it.