Technology development in the East Bay got a helping hand on Monday when FATHOM, an Oakland-based 3D printing and additive manufacturing company, announced a partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Labs.

“FATHOM is very excited about this advanced technology partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Lab,” Rich Stump, Principal at FATHOM, said. “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.”

Both companies are hoping their new partnership will result in advancements in processing, testing, characterization, hardware and software.

“Additive manufacturing is rapidly changing the design and production of all kinds of products.” Diane Chinn, division leader of Materials Engineering at LLNL, said. “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.”

The announcement of the new tech partnership comes alongside a jobs report that saw major increases in employment numbers in February.

Read more at Live Work Oakland.

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