No, we don't mean the industry's been eating too much. Instead we're talking about a concept recently described by Design News. FAT is an acronym for "Fabricating and Assembly Tools". Here's the concept:
- 3D printers of today often don't produce objects robust enough for use in retail products
- However, they do produce objects sufficiently robust to be used in the manufacturing process: jigs, clamps, guides, etc.
Via Design News