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OPM in the News
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 11th, 2015
Scott DeFelice is CEO and founder of Oxford Performance Materials, the first company to successfully 3D print with the high-performance poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK) material.
March 19th, 2015
The term does not matter – additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3D) are interchangeable. Understanding the market, where it’s going, how it’s used, what it means to manufacturers, and who to turn to for more knowledge and support does…