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OPM Press Releases

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  • Oxford Performance Materials Sells Aerospace & Defense Business to Strategic Investor Hexcel Corporation

    December 8th, 2017


    Transaction Follows Successful High-Profile Adoption by Aerospace Customers and Paves Way for Future Growth of OPM’s Biomedical, Industrial and Materials Businesses

    South Windsor, CT, December 8, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced that it has finalized terms for sale of its Aerospace & Defense business to advanced composites leader Hexcel Corporation. The transaction allows OPM to monetize its success as an early provider of qualified 3D printed OXFAB® structures in commercial aerospace, space and defense and advance the company’s position as a biomedical OEM, industrial parts manufacturer and developer of a range of PEKK-based materials technology.

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  • Antibacterial Benefits of PEKK for Orthopedic Applications Detailed in Study of 3D-Printed OsteoFab® Structures

    December 5th, 2017


    The antibacterial attributes of 3D printed PEKK are significant, since they address two areas of growing concern in medicine.  “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,” according to the researchers. “It is clear that new approaches that do not rely on the use of antibiotics are needed to decrease medical device infections.”  As a result, the antibacterial properties detailed in this new study that apply to OsteoFab devices will provide another important layer of differentiation for the performance of OPM medical devices in the marketplace. 

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  • OPM Announces Commercial Launch of OXPEKK® Custom Compounds

    May 23rd, 2017


    South Windsor, CT, July 31, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced the commercial launch of OXPEKK® Custom Compounds.

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  • Oxford Performance Materials Chief Technology Officer Tony DeCarmine to Present at SAMPE Seattle 2017 Conference (2)

    May 23rd, 2017


    South Windsor, CT, May 23, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Tony DeCarmine, will participate on a panel discussion at the annual Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Seattle 2017 Conference.

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  • OPM Announces Launch of Nickel-Plated OXFAB®–Ni for Aerospace & Industrial

    May 19th, 2017


    South Windsor, CT, May 18, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced the commercial launch of nickel-plated OXFAB®–Ni, offering 3D-printed PEKK-based parts that replace high performance aluminum alloys for aerospace and industrial applications.

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  • Biomedical President Severine Zygmont to Present at 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference

    April 10th, 2017


    South Windsor, CT, April 10, 2017 - Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced that Severine Zygmont, President of OPM Biomedical, will present at the 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference on Wednesday, April 12th, during the 3D Printing session taking place from 10:30 – 12:00 CST in the Meridian Ballroom 4 at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis.

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  • European Patent Granted for OsteoFab® Implants

    March 13th, 2017


    Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced that it has received a Notice of Decision to Grant a Patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) for OPM’s invention on a "Customized Implant for Bone Replacement”, which leverages its OsteoFab® implant manufacturing process, originally filed on December 5, 2011. The patent, which took effect on December 21, 2016, will be valid until August 7, 2029, and enables OPM to apply its high-performance additive manufacturing process to 3D print customized implants for bone replacement.

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  • Oxford Performance Materials Named One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016

    March 8th, 2017


    Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM) announced that it has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016, an annual list honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation. OPM was selected as one of the Most Innovative Companies by sector in the biotech category for the Company’s first-in-kind SpineFab® VBR implant system, which received 510(k) clearance from the FDA in July of 2015.

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  • Oxford Performance Materials Announces Second Round Investment from Hexcel Corporation

    February 3rd, 2017


    Oxford Performance Materials Announces Second Round Investment from Hexcel Corporation

    Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced that it has closed on an additional round of strategic investment from Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL).  In May 2016, OPM and Hexcel announced an initial strategic investment from Hexcel of $15 million.  The second round of investment from Hexcel is $10 million, for a total equity investment of $25 million to date.

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  • OPM Awarded Boeing Contract to Supply OXFAB® Parts for the CST-100 Starliner

    January 5th, 2017


    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leading advanced materials and additive manufacturing (3D printing) company, has been selected by The Boeing Company to manufacture 3D-printed structures for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, and OPM has begun shipping OXFAB® production parts for installation. The Starliner – designed to transport up to seven passengers, or a mix of crew and cargo, to low-Earth orbit destinations such as the International Space Station – is under development in collaboration with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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