FATHOM, which claims to be the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest 3D printing and rapid prototype production centre and is also a top performing Stratasys 3D printer distributor has announced that its Washington-based offices are moving to a new Seattle location, which will now include a second 3D printing production centre.
The organisation has been supporting the region since 2008 when Principals Rich Stump and Michelle Mihevc founded the company under the name Kemeera, later rebranding as FATHOM™ in 2012. General Manager Dylan Oliver joined the team in 2010 and has been a major contributor to the company’s growth.
According to Oliver: “We are really excited to be expanding our presence in the Pacific Northwest. It is good to be on the leading edge of an emerging industry with a company that values its employees and customers. These are exciting times professionally and personally.” Of the region in general and the specific relocation, he commented: “The Pacific Northwest has a tradition of innovation. Companies like Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazon to name a few, attract the best talent the country and world have to offer. This naturally breeds spin-offs and start-ups, and the area generally serves as an incubator for tomorrow’s devices, technology and innovation. FATHOM’s equipment and knowledge will help area clients bring the future even sooner, compressing development times and boosting productivity.”
Earlier this year, Inc. Magazine ranked FATHOM NO. 369 on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 because of its three-year sales growth of more than 1,000%. Stump believes the company’s continuous growth is a direct result of his team’s collaboration with other fast growing companies.
Like its headquarters located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Seattle production centre will feature Stratasys 3D printers utilizing Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet Technologies.
“Stratasys’ technologies really complement each other; in fact many of our customers adopt both platforms,” said Oliver. “There are many benefits to each technology and customers leverage our hands-on expertise to better understand the many ways they can use these technologies.”
The production center is located at the corner of Stone Way and N 43rd Street and is scheduled to open its doors next month. An open house will be held November 14th. On the reasons for settling on this location, Oliver said: “We didn’t want customers to have to drive to an office park in the middle of nowhere or battle downtown traffic. We also didn’t want our customers (and employees) to have to stress out finding parking or worrying about meters. Our shop is just two turns from the I-5 near the University of Washington, and offers quick and easy access to downtown …and we have our own parking lot!”