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  • How 3D Printing is Transforming Healthcare

    August 2nd, 2016


    Next month, the co-located MD&M and PLASTEC Minneapolis trade show and conference will include a special focus on 3D printing for the creation of medical devices. At the conference, Derek Mathers, Director of R&D at Worrell Inc., a Minneapolis-based design firm, is part of a panel that has been convened to answer the question: “Can we really use 3D printing to make medical devices?”

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  • Suppliers Unveil Major Additive Manufacturing Investments

    July 12th, 2016


    If Alcoa was known for providing aluminum, then soon-to-be Arconic—its coming spinoff serving aerospace manufacturing and other industries—wants to be known for something else: problem-solving via additive manufacturing (AM). Hexcel Corp., the leading aerospace composite materials provider, may be seeking a similar reputation, if another recent announcement is any indication.…

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  • Composite 3D Printing Gets a Boost from Hexcel

    June 2nd, 2016


    Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has just received an investment from Hexcel Corporation that will expand upon an existing relationship between the two Connecticut-based companies. While OPM has already established itself as a provider of 3D-printed aerospace and medical components, Hexcel is a supplier of composite materials for aerospace, space and defense applications…

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  • Hexcel Explores 3D Printing Through Strategic Investment in Oxford Performance Materials

    June 1st, 2016


    While OPM has gotten a lot of attention for their orthopedic implants lately, it’s the aerospace industry that is at the center of a strategic investment from fellow Connecticut company Hexcel Corporation. The advanced composites manufacturer specializes in lightweight structural materials including carbon fiber, which OPM has used as a component in their OXFAB technology…

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  • Hexcel Invests in Oxford Performance Materials

    June 1st, 2016


    Hexcel Corp. has made a strategic investment in Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), which produces thermoplastic, carbon-fiber reinforced 3D printed parts for commercial aerospace and space and defense applications. The investment creates a partnership…

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  • Four Connecticut Companies Among Most Innovative in National Rankings

    February 23rd, 2016


    Four Connecticut companies are among the most innovative in the nation, according to rankings published by Fast Company magazine. Harman Industries, Oxford Performance Materials, Priceline Group and GE were recognized among dozens of companies… for noteworthy innovative business practices and systems.

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  • 14-Year-Old Receives First 3D-Printed Nose in the US

    January 1st, 2016


    A 14-year-old boy has become the first patient in the US to undergo a successful nose transplant using 3D printing technology after his face was disfigured when he fell on a live power line.

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  • Teen Saved by 3D Printed Tracheal Splint

    December 16th, 2015


    For one Texas family, who spent their last Christmas worrying by their sick daughter’s hospital bedside, this year’s holiday season will be much brighter thanks to the help of 3D printing technology.

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  • Fox CT: South Windsor Company Advances 3-D Printing Technology

    August 25th, 2015


    With FDA clearance for its 3-D printed patient-specific device for facial reconstruction, a South Windsor company is bringing new meaning to the term face-lift.

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  • FDA Clears 3D Printed Spinal Implant

    August 3rd, 2015


    The Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance to Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.’s SpineFab VBR Implant system. According to the company’s press release, OPM’s SpineFab system is the first and only FDA cleared 3D printed load-bearing polymer device for long-term implantation.

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