Fathom nears deal to go public

, Wall street journal

Fathom Digital Manufacturing Corp. is close to an agreement with Altimar Acquisition corp II to go public in a deal that values the 3-D printing firm at about $1.4 billion.

Based in Hartland, Wis., Fathom uses digital manufacturing techniques to quickly make prototypes and complex manufacturing parts for its customers. Fathom says it helps blue-chip companies innovate and solve operational challenges.

The firm is one of several attempting to tap into a booming market for 3-D printed products, with more companies across industries seeking to simplify supply chains, bring down costs and minimize their environmental footprints.

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