Category Archives: Oxford Performance Materials

OPM to establish 3D printed medical device operations in Asia

High performance additive manufacturing (HPAM) and material science company Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has partnered with advanced material supplier JSR Corporation in Tokyo to launch medical & dental operations across Asia. Under the new partnership, JSR has an exclusive regional license to provide and distribute OPM’s PEKK based 3D printing services and consumables. The two entities will operate […]

Zimmer Biomet introduces first 3D printed spinal implant to market

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH), a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Indiana, Warsaw, has received FDA clearance for the company’s first ever 3D printed spinal implant. The new titanium Zyston Strut has achieved 510(k) Clearance from the agency, meaning that it is “at least as safe and effective” as equivalent devices already available, and ready for distribution. The news […]

RAPID+TCT 2018 in Review: Industry innovation in materials and processes

The 2018 RAPID+TCT Conference has come and gone as another strong demonstration of the growth present in the 3D printing industry. This year’s event in Fort Worth, Texas showcased more than 300 exhibitors and 150 technical talks to thousands of attendees. With industry-wide growth estimated between 21% and 25% annually, the $10 billion dollar mark […]

Oxford Performance Materials achieves medical accreditation in Japan for 3D printed implants

Connecticut based PEKK specailist Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), has received the Accreditation of Foreign Medical Device Manufacturer (FMDM) from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. OPM is known for pioneering the use of the polymer poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK) for aerospace, industrial and biomedical applications, including 3D printing parts for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. In 2013 OPM […]

3D printing news Sliced MIT, Kratzer, Rocket Lab, Nanoscribe, Relativity Space and Horizon Zero Dawn

Read on for an update on all the latest 3D printing news in design, research, applications and business news including Relativity Space’s test firing and detailed models from Horizon Zero Dawn. Also featured in this edition of Sliced: the University of California San Diego, Oxford Performance Materials, the 2nd World 3D Printing Olympiad, Fan Bingbing, Kitronik, America’s top […]

Oxford Performance Materials CEO gives further details on Hexcel acquisition

As previously reported, Hexcel Corporation recently acquired the advanced 3D printing materials Aerospace and Defense (A&D) business of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM). 3D Printing Industry asked Scott DeFelice, OPM CEO and Chairman of the Board, a few questions about his future plans for the company and the development of new materials for additive manufacturing. 3DPI: […]

Oxford Performance Materials CEO gives further details on Hexcel acquisition

As previously reported, Hexcel Corporation recently acquired the advanced 3D printing materials Aerospace and Defense (A&D) business of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM). 3D Printing Industry asked Scott DeFelice, OPM CEO and Chairman of the Board, a few questions about his future plans for the company and the development of new materials for additive manufacturing. 3DPI: […]

Oxford Performance Materials Aerospace and Defense business acquired by Hexcel

Hexcel Corporation, an advanced composites company, has announced the acquisition of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) Aerospace and Defense (A&D) business. OPM is a producer of high-performance thermoplastic and carbon fiber reinforced 3D printed parts. As previously reported, OPM is working with Boeing to provide 3D printed parts for the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, and recently OPM […]

Cicadas inspire drug-free antibacterial properties of 3D printed PEKK

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? Inspired by the naturally repellent […]