OPM Press Releases
July 29th, 2013
Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) is very pleased to announce that it has received a contract from Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) for the development of its OXPEKK® polymer for use in aerospace applications. OPM shall undertake the production of test specimens and prototype components that will allow for the establishment of a structural design database. Such a database is a necessary requirement for the design of aerospace and other critical structures.
Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) and Biomet Microfixation (Biomet) have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for OPM’s OsteoFab™ Patient Specific Cranial Device (OPSCD). Under the terms of the agreement, Biomet will have exclusive global distribution rights to the OPSCD and OsteoFab™ implants for craniomaxillofacial (CMF).
February 18th, 2013
Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) is pleased to announce it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the OsteoFab™ Patient Specific Cranial Device (OPSCD). “OsteoFab” is OPM’s brand for Additively Manufactured medical and implant parts produced from PEKK polymer. With OPM’s Additive Manufacturing process (also called “3D Printing”), implants are “grown” layer by layer directly from a digital CAD file without the aid of tooling and with few practical limits on what can be produced. FDA clearance of this device marks the first approval for an additively manufactured polymer implant.
August 22nd, 2012
Oxford Performance Materials has been selected as part of a team to participate in the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). NAMII is the pilot institute for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), the initiative announced by President Obama in March 2012. OPM will work as part of a larger team of universities, companies, and organizations led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).
July 30th, 2012
Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has acquired the rights to modify and advance the Structured Light Scanning (SLS) system developed by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT). The technology was designed by CCAT under a U.S. Air Force research contract to produce 100% optical measurement of highly complex, light-weight, efficient structures. OPM is at the forefront of creating such complex structures via additive manufacturing in both biomedical and industrial markets.
December 9th, 2011
OsteoFab, a division of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) of South Windsor, Connecticut has manufactured and shipped its first patient-specific implant. According to OPM President Scott DeFelice, the custom-designed implant is made by a selective laser sintering machine from a polymer called polyetherketoneketone or PEKK.