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Training Program



Our experts have designed a technology agnostic curriculum on the practical application of additive technologies to achieve greater results throughout the entire product development process and into production. This established additive manufacturing training program helps companies push the limits of manufacturing to drive industry-leading innovation.

  • Learn How to Effectively Approach Design & Manufacturing from an Additive Technology Perspective
  • Examine Freedom of Complexity to Increase Product Possibility by Way of Physics-Based Design
  • Review a Wide Range of Materials, Matured Technologies, & Industry-Specific Application Development

These dynamic sessions focus on new realities in manufacturing such as part consolidation, lightweighting, organic geometries, high complexity, faster speeds, mass customization, risk mitigation, higher value problem-solving, lower tooling costs, and even tool-less production.


The program teaches designers and engineers to focus on how a product should function, rather than how it will be made which can limit desired functionality. Learning this approach made possible by additive technologies, companies realize better products with greater functionality for end-users.

Led by FATHOM’s applications engineering team, either option serves a company’s need for total design freedom and faster speeds in their product development and manufacturing processes—attendees can develop a new mindset that lets go of traditional manufacturing constraints. Full-day training events are held at FATHOM locations throughout the year and you can sign up at any time while seating is available—ticket price includes six sessions, plus refreshments, lunch, morning/afternoon breaks, demonstrations, and additive manufacturing facility tour. See available dates below and click thru to register. Private training events are available as a half-, one-, or two-day event and can be hosted at FATHOM or your preferred location—curriculum can be tailored to incorporate specific interests and pricing varies depending on group size, location, and/or customization. Talk to an account manager to learn more about pricing, availability, and additional program details.

These regularly hosted full-day training events are made up of six sessions—registration is open to the public. FATHOM will continue to offer private courses, as well as consultation services.

Design For Additive Manufacturing (2018)

January Thursday, 25th 9:00am-4:00pm 620 3rd St, Oakland Registration Closed
March Thursday, 15th 9:00am-4:00pm 620 3rd St, Oakland Registration Closed
March Thursday, 22nd 9:00am-4:00pm 4302 Stone Way North, Seattle Registration Closed
May Thursday, 31st 9:00am-4:00pm 620 3rd St, Oakland Registration Closed
July Thursday, 19th 9:00am-4:00pm 620 3rd St, Oakland Registration Closed
October Thursday, 18th 9:00am-4:00pm Santa Clara, CA Registration Closed
November Thursday, 1st 9:00am-4:00pm Livermore, CA Registration Closed
December Wednesday, 5th 10:30am-11:30pm BIOMEDevice—Tech Theatre (San Jose) Learn More
December Thursday, 6th 10:30am-11:30pm BIOMEDevice—Tech Theatre (San Jose) Learn More
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Design For Additive Manufacturing (Featured FATHOM Speakers)
Our experts can further develop your understanding of how to blend additive technologies with traditional manufacturing during concept development and beyond prototyping into manufacturing—talk with a FATHOM specialist today to schedule this technical training experience.


Curriculum Outline Learn More About Hosting a Private Training Event & Review High-Level Overview of Sessions Download Pdf
FATHOM Overview Advanced Manufacturing Experts—Services Also Include 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Urethane Casting, Tooling, Injection Molding, and Concept Development Support Download Pdf
LinkedIn Article Additive Manufacturing is Only as Transformative as Your Willingness to Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone Read
DesignWorld Article How To Get The Most Out of Additive Manufacturing Read
3D Printing Industry [com] Guest Post on “The Next Five Years” as Part of a Series Looking at The Future of 3D Printing Read


Sergi Saldaña, Manufacturing Manager at IDNEO // “3D printing is greatly increasing the expectations of the manufacturing community. Choosing to host FATHOM’s curriculum on Design For Additive Manufacturing helped us better understand additive technologies, materials, and processes, as well as how to integrate these advancements into our processes today—to keep improving our offerings, speed, and competitiveness.”

Raul Lucas, CEO at IDNEO // “Our multidisciplinary teams depend on a deep technological know-how to face complex challenges for customers, and it is critical that our designers and engineers have access to meaningful training on the ultimate technologies. Hosting FATHOM’s curriculum on Design For Additive Manufacturing deepened our knowledge on the practical application of these advanced technologies, opened us up to cutting-edge realities, and shifted our mindset on how to make customers’ dreams come true.”

Kyle D, Process Engineer at Boeing // “FATHOM provided a great overview of current technologies and applications, more specifically on how topology optimization and lattice structures can greatly improve design while leveraging additive manufacturing.”

Ethan B, Machinist at Stryker // “I work closely with 3D printing technologies and look to FATHOM on advances in the additive manufacturing industry, as well as how to best use these technologies.”

Barron B, Engineer at Redcley LLC // “The folks at FATHOM were fantastic at providing a solid background of the tools, processes, and methodologies for additive manufacturing, with an eye towards moving beyond just prototyping.”