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MURPHY HIGHLIGHTS SOUTH WINDSOR MANUFACTURER, OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, AS THIS WEEK’S “MURPHY’S MONDAY MANUFACTURER”
January 13th, 2020
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) of South Windsor is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”
October 9th, 2019
OPM's OsteoFab 3D printed PEKK technology is featured in a comparative study of biomaterials to assess their relative osseointegrative capacities. The results indicate that OsteoFab 3D printed PEKK is superior to commonly used alternatives.
July 20th, 2018
After receiving accreditation as a foreign medical device manufacturer by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) has forged a partnership to establish manufacturing and marketing in Japan.
June 30th, 2018
Additive manufacturing has been hailed as aworld changing technology thata in time will be ubiquitous and alter theway we make things and live. Futurists, technologists and self-proclaimed evangelists have all claimed is a impending revolution.
June 19th, 2018
As The Boeing Co. (Chicago, IL, US) and Airbus (Toulouse, France) debate how thermoplastics will play a part in near-term and future aircraft,
both are evaluating the price, processability and performance of two high-performance engineered polymers: PEEK (polyetheretherketone) and PEKK (polyetherketoneketone).
December 8th, 2017
Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) business of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM). OPM A&D produces qualified, high-performance thermoplastic, carbon fiber reinforced 3D printed parts for Commercial Aerospace and Space and Defense applications. The acquisition is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close later this month.
October 18th, 2017
A team of researchers from Northeastern University in Boston (MA) and the Wenzhou Medical University in China have taken inspiration from cicada wings to develop infection-resistant 3D printed orthopedic implants using PEKK plastic.
October 17th, 2017
Though an effective means of helping to heal broken bones, orthopaedic implants(as foreign matter) always run the risk of creating bacterial infections in the body. Antibiotics are the usual defence in such situations, but what if medical devices could resist bacterial build-up simply because of the way they are made?
September 5th, 2017
Orthopedic implant infections have been steadily increasing while, at the same time, antibiotics developed to kill such bacteria have proven less and less effective with every passing day. It is clear that new approaches that do not rely on the use of antibiotics are needed to decrease medical device infections.