The range of material options offered for PolyJet-based machines, combined with the excellent resolution and surface finish, makes PolyJet FATHOM’s most popular technology choice. For rapid prototyping, form modeling, aesthetic pieces, and anything requiring a high level of detail or accuracy, PolyJet is an ideal fit. Photopolymer resins are specially formulated to simulate common plastics or flexible parts. An array of digital materials are available, created through the blending of Vero rigid resin with Tango flexible resin, allowing for specifically tailored material properties along the spectrum from rigid to rubber-like.
FATHOM’s SLA services are ideal for high-resolution finishes on medium- to large-sized parts—a cost-effective solution for creating aesthetic and durable parts of considerable size on a tight deadline. Our experts often integrates SLA into the product development process when complex geometries, high-resolution surface finish, and larger build volume are key factors.
Accura Xtreme White 200 is white in color and durable (great for hands-on, functional assemblies).
FATHOM’s production centers quickly and efficiently produce functional, detailed, accurate parts in production-grade thermoplastics. FDM is the technology of choice for functional testing, end-use parts, structural parts, jigs, production fixtures, large models, moving parts, assemblies, and more.
Orientation can be specified to optimize either strength or surface finish — numerous post-processing options are available. Sparse fill patterns can save time and reduce weight, while voids and other complex geometries are made possible using support material.
Nylon PA2200 is strong, tough, and dense, resulting in stiff but durable parts. It is excellent for parts as large as 280mm x 280mm, can handle extremely complex geometries, has very high accuracy and fine tolerances, and rarely shows layers.
SLS parts are bright white and can be dyed, and have an even surface finish approximately the texture of fine sandpaper. Excess powder used as support material must be physically removed in post-production, thus voids or hollows must be accessible.
Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) is more becoming more commonly used for low-volume production parts such as enclosures, electronics housings, complex ducts, and functional assemblies. The technology is capable of capturing small details and is suitable for applications that require durability (e.g. snap fits). It is common to choose this material for short production runs because the MJF process allows for nesting in the z direction.
Nylon parts are gray in color and can be dyed black per request.