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Engineering and Design Support

The Engineering & Design team at Fathom is a group of experts with industry-leading digital manufacturing experience. These highly trained engineers and designers can be contracted to support your in-house design team throughout the product development process from prototyping to production.

By contracting with Fathom, you can confidently develop products faster while utilizing the newest tools and cutting-edge technologies, materials and processes. Be on the forefront of innovative methods by plugging in our design, engineering and manufacturing resources throughout your product development process. It is our technology-neutral approach, dynamic resources, passionate experts and manufacturing agility that helps companies bring their parts from concept to reality.

The Engineering & Design team at Fathom has five areas of focus to best support you during your product development process.

Additive Manufacturing Expertise Fathom provides extensive know-how on designing for additive manufacturing with an affinity for applying additive in unique ways that address cost, time and geometry constraints of traditional processes. Designs, otherwise impossible to make, can be produced using additive processes.

  • Use Design Optimization with Generative Tools Specific to Additive
  • Apply Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) Applications & Development
  • Utilize Intricate Knowledge of Additive Materials & Processes
  • Access to Cutting-Edge Software Tools
  • Access to In-House Additive Equipment
  • Design Fixtures & Jigs Rapidly
Mechanical Concept Development Fathom offers creative yet simple design solutions to meet your product’s functional goals with the best production processes for each stage of development.

  • Device & Enclosure Development
  • Component Integration
  • Large-Scale Fabrications
  • CAD Experts in Multiple Software Formats
  • Iterative Design Using In-House Equipment
  • Methods to Increase Speed & Decrease Cost of Development
Design For Manufacturing (DFM) Guidance Fathom’s in-house production capabilities are paired with a large network of specialists. Depend on our knowledge and resources to inform key design decisions—especially manufacturing nuances for your specific project. Our team works collaboratively, so we can carefully identify risks earlier in development and effectively meet challenging manufacturing demands.

  • Assembly Fixture & Jig Design
  • Design for Injection Molding
Industrial Design Support Fathom takes a holistic approach to industrial design on projects that further refine concepts to achieve elegant form and function, while also providing design-to-fabrication guidance at multiple stages of development.

  • Complex Surfacing
  • Form Finding
  • Rendering
  • Product Architecture
  • Additive Art & Large-Scale Installations
Advanced Prototyping Work with Fathom to build a prototype to ensure your part is designed with final production in mind.

  • Expedited Prototyping With On-Site 3D Printing Services
  • In-House CNC Machining, Turning, Casting, Molding & Laser Cutting
  • Rapid Prototyping & Iterative Testing
  • Functional, Aesthetic or Fully-Integrated Prototypes

How the Fathom Team Can Support Your Product Development

Fathom experts recognize the value of having design and manufacturing collaboration early in the product development process. Below are examples of how our diverse group of engineers, designers and builders can help guide your project from definition to production. You can plug us into various stages of your process where you need us most, whether that is for a single unit installation or a mass-produced product.

  • Define / / Every project has unique development and manufacturing challenges. Come to Fathom with your concept and we’ll collaborate with you to further define your technical requirements. We will connect you with a logical prototype path while keeping an eye on the appropriate end-manufacturing processes.

  • Design & Rapid Prototype / / We’ll leverage our in-house fabrication resources and our network of approved vendors to develop 3D CAD concepts and quickly get concept prototypes in-hand for early-stage validation. We have direct access to industry-leading additive technologies, CNC machining, urethane casting, injection molding and expert model makers to help keep your project on schedule at record speeds.

  • Refined Design & Prototype Fabrication / / Our engineers and designers can help transition concepts into detailed 3D CAD that result in refined prototypes with integrated aesthetics and function.

  • Advanced Manufacturing / / We’ll help guide your team on a clear, risk-averse, low-volume production run path that utilizes cutting-edge manufacturing methods to ensure that design/engineering validation stages are efficiently and quickly executed.

A company’s need for total design freedom and faster speeds in their product development and manufacturing processes is Fathom’s sole focus. Start a conversation with us today, by talking with a Fathom specialist about your project goals.

Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
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1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015


444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant


7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015


13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304


1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016


46758 Lakeview Blvd,
Fremont, CA 94538
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant


14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014


1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
ISO 9001:2015


1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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