3D Printing

Expansion at Fathom Reflects Increasing Demand for Advanced 3D Printing Services

FATHOM has just announced significant in-house expansion efforts at its production center in Oakland, CA. The increased capacity is being driven by new capital equipment and taking on new staff with specific engineering skills to meet the growing demand for its services, which include advanced manufacturing and prototyping activities supported by 3D printing technologies.

Recent equipment installations include a Fortus 900mc from Stratasys, an FDM-based printer with a 36″ x 24″ x 36″ build envelope. The additive production system is one of dozens already in operation on FATHOM’s manufacturing floor alongside HAAS, Bridgeport, and Arburg machines.

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Rich Stump, Principal at FATHOM, who was interviewed by 3DPI at the Inside 3D Printing event in Santa Clara recently, commented on the expansion and ongoing developments: “By bringing together new technologies and materials with legacy manufacturing methods, companies go from concept to prototype to manufacturing in a way that wasn’t previously possible. We will continue to build on FATHOM’s bridge-to-production offering, revolutionary additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques that dramatically speed up product development for our customers.”

Since the opening of its Seattle-based facility last year, the company’s growth continues an upward trajectory. “We’re continually focused on meeting our customers’ needs for serious digital manufacturing and will continue to make substantial investments in the company,” said Michelle Mihevc, Principal at FATHOM. “The FATHOM team is innovatively compressing industry standard lead-times for our customers and their products are going to market faster and more efficiently.”

Founded by Stump and Mihevc in 2008, FATHOM ranked for a second year in a row on both the annual Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States and the San Francisco Business Times’ list of 100 fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area. The company was also named one of six growing manufacturers at CMTA’s inaugural Champions of Manufacturing Summit this year and ranked NO. 2—leading as NO. 1 in the manufacturing industry category—on the list of ICIC’s 100 fastest-growing inner city companies in America.