FATHOM, a manufacturer with expertise in 3D printing, announced its acquisition of a proprietary data analytics application software that retrieves, analyzes, and reports real-time additive manufacturing metrics.
“For the industry to take a step forward, major advances in software are needed,” said Rich Stump, Co-Founder and Principal at FATHOM. “Having immediate access to this level of analysis enables data-driven decision-making that will increase performance, reduce costs, and bring these advanced technologies to scale.”
“FATHOM is hard at work developing next-generation product data management (PDM) systems that will allow future engineers to analyze the manufacturing data of every part that is 3D printed,” said Carlo Quiñonez, FATHOM’s Director of Research.
Acquiring the software from Addimation, Inc. builds on FATHOM’s existing experience with software development for digital fabrication. In 2011, the company developed and launched SmartQuote, an online platform for quoting and ordering 3D printed parts.
Addimation, started by Karl D. D. Willis and Wesley Smith, was founded on a mission to solve the software challenges of additive manufacturing at scale.
“Our analytics help improve production efficiency by providing visibility into the manufacturing process,” said Willis. “We’re delighted that FATHOM will be able to adopt our technology and take their production efficiency to new levels.”