Fathom is an experienced manufacturer producing high-quality additive manufactured parts using FDM technology. Our team can meet the needs of your FDM project, whether your job is time-sensitive, requires high precision, or is highly complex or short project run related. Fused deposition modeling is just one of the manufacturing technologies offered by Fathom. Get started today.
Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing process used to make prototypes, models, and parts. During FDM, the raw material is laid down in layers. A plastic filament or metal wire is unwound and supplies material to an extrusion nozzle, switching the flow on and off. FDM parts are known for their durability and resistance.
Fused deposition modeling is popular due to its numerous benefits. FDM parts can be made using engineering-grade thermoplastics, resulting in lightweight, durable, impact resistant and dimensionally stable parts. Modern FDM machinery is highly efficient and can reduce the number of steps necessary to produce a part, resulting in reduced costs and a quicker turnaround. Multiple materials may be used simultaneously during FDM printing.
Fused deposition modeling is used to produce models, finished parts, and prototypes for various industries. Aerospace, medical and dental, automotive, architecture, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and health and beauty are just a few industries that use FDM parts. FDM can make various items, from toys to custom medical implants.
Fathom offers multiple additive layering technologies, including fuse deposition modeling. Additive manufacturing is the process of forming parts by layering materials. In addition to FDM, Fathom also offers polyjet, stereolithography, multi jet fusion, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, etc. FDM additive manufacturing is just one of 28 manufacturing processes offered by Fathom.
Fathom has 2 US-based locations that offer 3D printing with nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include injection molding, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.
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A: Yes, Fathom offers additive manufacturing services.
A: An additive manufacturing machine produces a part by placing material in layers, gradually adding more raw material until a part is formed.
A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Fuse deposition modeling is a 3D printing or additive manufacturing technology wherein the raw material is placed in layers in order to form a part.
A: FDM stands for fused deposition modeling. SLA stands for stereolithography.
A: Raw materials used for fused deposition modeling include ABS, PEKK, polycarbonate, acrylonitrile styrene acrylate, etc.
A: FDM 3D printing uses a print head to distribute thermoplastic in layers in order to form a part.
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