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FATHOM obtains patent for its on-demand digital manufacturing platform

California company also listed on the Inc 5000 for seventh straight year

FATHOM, an advanced manufacturer with extensive expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing was issued a United States Patent for the systems and methods powering its online digital manufacturing platform. The team also received its seventh consecutive ranking on the Inc 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America—only 1.5% of businesses have made this list seven times.

“These exciting milestones for FATHOM further highlight our continued commitment to solutions that transform how products are designed, prototyped, and manufactured,” said Michelle Mihevc, Co-Founder and Principal at FATHOM. “Evolving at a fast pace in meaningful ways is how FATHOM maintains its unique position in the marketplace. The core of everything we do is about offering prototyping and production services that help companies drive greater innovation while also accelerating project timelines.”

The patent relates to FATHOM’s internal and external platforms used to create price quotes for 3D objects with checkout option, including the selection of units, materials, finish, and quantity of additively manufactured parts to be made.Fathom on-demand

FATHOM’s proven ecosystem of dynamic advanced manufacturing solutions has earned award-winning recognition year after year. The team has also been recognized on the Inner City 100 list by ICIC as published in Fortune Magazine and the San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100 list of fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area.

“FATHOM’s culture, expertise, technologies, capabilities, quality, and customer service is driven by our strategic focus on our customers’ need for a complete experience from a brand they can trust and rely on to achieve impactful results,” said Rich Stump, Co-Founder and Principal at FATHOM. “We’re grateful for this recognition and excited about what the future holds for FATHOM.”

FATHOM got its start selling and supporting enterprise-level 3D printing and additive manufacturing systems in 2008. Co-founders Stump and Mihevc then opened a full-service additive manufacturing facility in 2012. FATHOM’s Seattle-based production center opened the following year. Today, FATHOM’s team of experts specialize in additive and traditional manufacturing services (CNC machining, urethane casting, tooling, and injection molding), plus hybrid processes (blending additive with subtractive and formative methods to achieve results not previously possible). The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified, and also offers mechanical engineering and industrial design support, as well as on-site managed equipment services.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, I have built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, I spent 12 years in the United States, where I received my Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree. As a journalist covering the tech industry - especially the videogame industry - for over 10 years, I began covering the AM industry specifically in 2013, as blogger. In 2016 I co-founded London-based 3D Printing Business Media Ltd. (now 3dpbm) which operates in marketing, editorial, and market analysis & consultancy services for the additive manufacturing industry. 3dpbm publishes 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies related to 3DP, and leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore. I am also a Senior Analyst for leading US-based firm SmarTech Analysis focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets.

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  1. > The patent [..] create price quotes [..] with checkout option [..] selection of units, materials, finish, and quantity

    So.. They got a patent on adding up numbers ?! I must be missing something.. Or the U.S. patent system has sunk to new lows. First Apple getting a patent on a *rectangle* (okay, it was really a *round-cornered* rectangle, but why quibble?), and now a patent on basic arithmetic? The human race has been run – we lost.

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