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  • 3D Printing Makes its Move into Production

    August 13th, 2014


    When NASA's Juno satellite blasted off for Jupiter, the 3D printed parts in its final assembly represented just one small step toward manufacturer Lockheed Martin's goal to eventually build an entire spacecraft using additive manufacturing technology. The launch also signified one giant leap toward the use of 3D printing in the aerospace firm's manufacturing processes here on earth.

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  • Replacing body parts with 3D printing: how one company is bringing hope to patients across the globe

    August 6th, 2014


    The New Economy speaks to OPM's Scott DeFelice, to find out how his company is transforming industries such as healthcare and aerospace through 3D printing.

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  • Oxford Elevates COO, Hires Board Member

    August 5th, 2014


    South Windsor's Oxford Performance Materials Inc. has named two division presidents. Severine Zygmont, whose most recent title was chief operating officer, has been named president of OPM's biomedical division, the company said. Meanwhile, OPM hired Paul Martin as president of its aerospace and industrial division.

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  • Women Take on Manufacturing

    June 19th, 2014


    Think manufacturing is still a man's world? Not to these 7 women. They're moving up the ranks, starting their own firms and successfully running family businesses.

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  • OPM profiled on CPTV's "Made in Connecticut" series

    June 10th, 2014


    What Do Airplane Parts and Skull Implants Have in Common? CPTV's "Made in Connecticut" series profiles Oxford Performance Materials.

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  • YouTube star iJustine visits OPM for Hardwired feature

    August 15th, 2013


    YouTube star iJustine visits with Scott DeFelice, founder and CEO of Oxford Performance Materials.

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  • 3D-Printed Skull Implant Ready for Operation

    March 7th, 2013


    3D printing technology has helped replace 75 percent of a patient's skull with the approval of U.S. regulators. The 3D-printed implant can replace the bone in people's skulls damaged by disease or trauma, according to Oxford Performance Materials. The company announced it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its skull implant on Feb. 18 — a decision that led to the first U.S. surgical operation on March 4.

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  • Major First! FDA Grants First 3D Printed Implant Clearance

    March 5th, 2013


    The FDA has, for the first time, awarded its 510(k) clearance for an additively manufactured polymer implant. The product, called the OsteoFab Patient Specific Cranial Device (OPSCD), is manufactured by Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) of South Windsor, Connecticut.

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  • A Blending of Materials and Additive Fabrication Puts Connecticut Company on Leading Edge of Innovation

    April 1st, 2012


    Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) is building upon its basis as a company that originally produced proprietary, biocompatible high-performance thermoplastics, known as PEKK polymers, and is transforming into one that is on the leading edge of manufacturing technology.

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  • CT Aids S. Windsor Firm's $1.8M Expansion

    January 18th, 2012


    A South Windsor biomedical firm is getting $300,000 in state small business aid that will allow it to hire 12 workers -- doubling its staff, authorities say. Oxford Performance Materials LLC is the first company funded in the state's new Small Business Express Program, the governor's office said Wednesday.

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