Partnership addresses 3-D printing, additive manufacturing

March 24, 2014. FATHOM, a technology driven company with expertise in 3-D printing and additive manufacturing, announced today that the company has entered into a technology development partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

This collaboration brings together FATHOM's advanced industry knowledge and LLNL's unique R&D capabilities, facility resources, and engineers and scientists to introduce and commercialize new market-leading additive manufacturing technologies.

“Additive manufacturing is rapidly changing the design and production of all kinds of products. At Lawrence Livermore, we are not only applying additive manufacturing to our core mission of national security, but seeking ways to accelerate the process and create new materials,” said Diane Chinn, division leader of Materials Engineering at LLNL. “We look forward to collaborating with FATHOM to explore new advances in this area.”

By leveraging these combined strengths, FATHOM and LLNL's technology solutions will involve new material development, processing, testing, and characterization, plus application-specific advancements in hardware and software.

“FATHOM is very excited about this advanced technology partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Lab,” said Rich Stump, principal at FATHOM. “Bringing together FATHOM's professional commercial industry expertise and LLNL's unique R&D capabilities, we will now have the ability to co-develop and introduce new technologies to help the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry.”

Stump and his partner Michelle Mihevc founded FATHOM in 2008; it was ranked No. 369 last year on the 32nd Annual Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.


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