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OPM CEO Scott DeFelice Featured on 3D Printing Panel

March 10th, 2015


OPM CEO Scott DeFelice Featured on 3D Printing Panel

March 10th, 2015

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) founder and CEO Scott DeFelice participated in a panel discussion titled “From Prototyping to High Performance Additive Manufacturing” at the Piper Jaffray Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference today in New York City.

Moderated by Piper Jaffray managing director and senior research analyst Troy Jensen, the panel discussed the shift underway in the 3D printing industry from consumer applications and rapid prototyping to High Performance Additive Manufacturing (HPAM™), a term coined by OPM to describe 3D printing that enables the manufacture of fully functional parts capable of replacing those made using traditional manufacturing techniques, delivering improved performance and superior economics.

DeFelice highlighted the principle differences between rapid prototyping and HPAM in areas such as the manufacturing value chain, vertical markets served and the impact on business models. He also provided perspective on the role of performance data and quantification for end-use parts produced by HPAM and how HPAM customers ascertain value. Companies that are successful in penetrating large, high performance additive manufacturing markets such as aerospace, biomedical, semiconductor, energy, and automotive are able to establish strong barriers to entry and sustainable margins. DeFelice has focused OPM’s strategy in these verticals since the company first began 3D printing the high performance thermoplastic poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK) in 2006.

“An enormous HPAM business opportunity exists for companies that establish value chains driven by material selection, process development, engineering expertise and product validation - all of which are required to deliver high-function industrial and medical end-use products,” said DeFelice. “Like many technology dominated markets, companies that overcome these challenges will necessarily develop valuable internal know-how and intellectual property that enable sustainable success across a variety of vertical industry segments.”

DeFelice added, “The term HPAM is used to clearly differentiate additive manufacturing processes suitable for 3D printing fully functional, performance driven products from those suitable for prototyping or hobbyist applications. Rapid prototyping is an approach to making models, whereas HPAM is an enterprise-based approach to manufacturing.”

About Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) is a recognized leader in 3D printing and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™). OPM has developed a range of advanced materials technology focused on the high performance polymer, poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK). OPM is the first company to successfully apply additive manufacturing solutions using PEKK by utilizing the company's proprietary OXPEKK® formulation and delivers enterprise level, functional end-use products to the biomedical, aerospace and industrial markets. A pioneer in personalized medicine, OPM became the only company to receive FDA clearance to manufacture 3D printed patient-specific polymeric implants for its cranial prostheses line in February 2013, and its Biomedical division received a second 510(k) for its patient-specific facial implants in July 2014. OPM's Aerospace & Industrial division has been fulfilling critical development contracts for parts in a range of aircraft applications in commercial, defense, and space with its proprietary HPAM™ technology. For more information, please visit: http://www.oxfordpm.com/

 

Company Contact:
Lawrence Varholak
Oxford Performance Materials
860-698-9300, x212
 

Media Contact:
Cory Ziskind
ICR
646-277-1232

 

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