Oxford Performance Materials

South Windsor,  CT 
United States
http://www.oxfordpm.com
  • Booth: 1127

A recognized leader in advanced materials science, Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) was founded in 2000 to exploit and commercialize the world’s highest performing thermoplastics, with a focus on poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK).  OPM develops proprietary material, process and application technologies and applies high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™) to produce fully functional end-use structural parts. OPM Aerospace & Industrial produces 3D printed OXFAB® production parts for highly demanding aerospace, satellite and defense applications. OXFAB® structures offer significant weight, cost and time-to-market reductions that are defined in a set of specified performance attributes in the exhaustive OPM B-Basis database, developed in conjunction with NASA. OPM Biomedical is a pioneer in personalized medicine, 3D printing OsteoFab® cranial and facial implants as an OEM, and its SpineFab® line on a contract manufacturing basis. OPM Biomedical is the first and only company to receive FDA 510(k) clearance to manufacture 3D printed patient-specific polymeric implants, and has a total of four 510(k) clearances in its portfolio.


 Press Releases

  • January 5th, 2017

    Oxford Performance Materials Awarded Boeing Contract to Supply 3D-Printed OXFAB® Production Parts for the CST-100 Starliner

    OXFAB® Technology Delivers Substantial Cost and Weight Reduction; Reduced Lead Times

    OXFAB® Complex Structural Component by OPM for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner


    OXFAB® Complex Structural Component Additively Manufactured by OPM for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner Oxford Performance Materials

    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.

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/06d0cfae-a5d1-4db4-9b45-6c20b3210a45

    The OXFAB® components for the Starliner utilize OPM advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™) technologies. OPM’s Aerospace & Industrial Division has established a set of robust performance attributes verified in an exhaustive B-Basis database that was developed in conjunction with NASA. Boeing selected OPM as a result of the company’s demonstrated ability to continually produce highly specified aerospace parts that consistently perform in demanding space environments.

    “From our earliest discussions with Boeing, they stressed the need to see significant reductions in weight, cost and lead times in order to consider replacing traditional metallic and composite parts with a new technology for their space program,” said Lawrence Varholak, President of OPM Aerospace & Industrial.  “We are proud to be developing and delivering OXFAB® technology to the highest standards.”

    About Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.
    Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) is a recognized leader in advanced materials science and has developed a range of 3D printing and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™) technologies that deliver fully functional end-use products to the biomedical, aerospace, and industrial markets. Founded in 2000, the Company’s focus has been on high performance polymers, and OPM has developed a range of unique, enterprise-level additive manufacturing solutions utilizing its proprietary OXPEKK® polymer formulations and additive manufacturing processes. OPM's Aerospace & Industrial group delivers 3D printed OXFAB® production parts for a range of highly demanding aerospace, satellite and defense applications. OXFAB®structures offer significant weight and cost reduction that are defined in a set of specified performance attributes in the exhaustive OPM B-Basis database, developed in conjunction with NASA.  For more information, please visit: www.oxfordpm.com

    Company Contact:
    Bernie Plishtin
    Oxford Performance Materials
    860-656-9446
    bplishtin@oxfordpm.com

    Media Contact:
    Cory Ziskind
    ICR
    646-277-1232
    cory.ziskind@icrinc.com

  • March 13th, 2017

    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

    This fundamental patent protects OPM’s novel OsteoFab® process for manufacturing a three-dimensional object from poly-ether-ketone-ketone ("PEKK") powders through selective laser sintering (SLS). OPM utilizes the OsteoFab® process, which combines 3D printing with a unique material chemistry, to print orthopedic and neurological implants that possess unique and beneficial attributes, including radiolucency, bone-like mechanical properties, and a distinctive “peak-and-pit like” surface topography.

    “This patent from the EPO is an important milestone for OPM as it allows us to further expand into Europe with validated process technology that enables the 3D printing of fully functional, patient-specific parts for biomedical applications,” said Severine Zygmont, President of OPM Biomedical.  “Our biomedical innovations are enabling improved surgical outcomes at a lower cost, causing the industry to rethink how surgical implants are designed and manufactured. We look forward to delivering improved personalized medicine to the European market.”

    OPM Biomedical is a pioneer in personalized medicine, 3D printing OsteoFab® cranial and facial implants as an OEM, and its SpineFab® line on a contract manufacturing basis. OPM Biomedical is the first and only company to receive FDA 510(k) clearance to manufacture 3D printed patient-specific polymeric implants, and has a total of four 510(k) clearances in its portfolio.

    About Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.

    A recognized leader in advanced materials science, Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) was founded in 2000 to exploit and commercialize the world’s highest performing thermoplastics, with a focus on poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK).  OPM develops proprietary material, process and application technologies and applies high-performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™) to produce fully functional end-use structural parts. The Company has three strategic business units: OPM Materials develops proprietary OXPEKK® thermoplastic products and other materials for biomedical, aerospace and industrial applications. OPM Biomedical is a pioneer in personalized medicine, 3D printing OsteoFab® cranial and facial implants as an OEM, and its SpineFab® line on a contract manufacturing basis. OPM Biomedical is the first and only company to receive FDA 510(k) clearance to manufacture 3D printed patient-specific polymeric implants, and has a total of four 510(k) clearances in its portfolio. OPM Aerospace & Industrial produces 3D printed OXFAB® production parts for highly demanding aerospace, satellite and defense applications. OXFAB® structures offer significant weight, cost and time-to-market reductions that are defined in a set of specified performance attributes in the exhaustive OPM B-Basis database, developed in conjunction with NASA. For more information, please visit: www.oxfordpm.com

    Company Contact:
    Bernie Plishtin
    Oxford Performance Materials
    860-656-9446​
    bplishtin@oxfordpm.com

    Media Contact:
    Cory Ziskind
    ICR
    646-277-1232
    cory.ziskind@icrinc.com

  • February 3rd, 2017

    Oxford Performance Materials Announces Second Round of
    Strategic Investment from Hexcel Corporation

    Investment Will Further Advance the Development of High Performance Additive Manufacturing (HPAM™) and 3D Printing for Aerospace & Industrial Applications

    South Windsor, CT, February 2, 2017 - 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.

    OPM develops proprietary material, process and application technologies, and its Aerospace & Industrial business unit applies 3D printing technology and HPAM™ to produce fully functional end-use parts that combine structural strength, enhanced performance, weight reduction and time-to-market benefits for its customer base.

    Hexcel is a global leader in advanced composites technology with headquarters in Connecticut and manufacturing locations worldwide. OPM Aerospace & Industrial utilizes Hexcel carbon fiber in the production of OPM’S 3D printed OXFAB®–ESD advanced thermoplastic structural parts for its aerospace, satellite & defense programs.

    OPM recently announced its contract award from Boeing to supply 3D-printed OXFAB® structural production parts for the CST-100 Starliner. Hexcel’s follow-on investment will further enable OPM to expand capacity to meet rapidly growing market demand for the company’s OXFAB® technology in aerospace and other industries.  

    About Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.

    A recognized leader in advanced materials science, Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) was founded in 2000 to exploit and commercialize the world’s highest performing thermoplastics, with a focus on poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK).  OPM develops proprietary material, process and application technologies and applies high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™) to produce fully functional end-use structural parts. The Company has three strategic business units: OPM Materials develops proprietary OXPEKK® thermoplastic products and other materials for biomedical, aerospace and industrial applications. OPM Aerospace & Industrial produces 3D printed OXFAB® production parts for highly demanding aerospace, satellite and defense applications. OXFAB® structures offer significant weight, cost and time-to-market reductions that are defined in a set of specified performance attributes in the exhaustive OPM B-Basis database, developed in conjunction with NASA. OPM Biomedical is a pioneer in personalized medicine, 3D printing OsteoFab® cranial and facial implants as an OEM, and its SpineFab® line on a contract manufacturing basis. OPM Biomedical is the first and only company to receive FDA 510(k) clearance to manufacture 3D printed patient-specific polymeric implants, and has a total of four 510(k) clearances in its portfolio. For more information, please visit: www.oxfordpm.com

    Company Contact:
    Bernie Plishtin
    Oxford Performance Materials
    860-656-9446
    bplishtin@oxfordpm.com

    Media Contact:
    Cory Ziskind
    ICR
    646-277-1232
    cory.ziskind@icrinc.com


 Products

  • OXFAB®–ESD for Aerospace Applications
    OXFAB®–ESD parts combine OXPEKK® material and carbon fiber to produce structural parts for aerospace. High Performance Additive Manufacturing (HPAM™) performance specified by OPM’s B-Basis Allowable Database, developed with NASA & Northrop Grumman....

  • 1) OXFAB®-ESD Complex Structural Component for Air Revitalization System of Boeing CST-100 Starliner (21"L)

    2) OXFAB®-ESD Thruster Reverser Cascade (20"L)

    OPM develops proprietary material, process and application technologies and applies high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™) to produce fully functional end-use structural parts. OXFAB® structures offer significant weight, cost and time-to-market reductions compared to incumbent technologies in metals and composites. OPM’s high performance polymeric technology delivers a scope of benefits that include robust mechanical performance, extreme temperature tolerance, high purity, gamma stability, and superb chemical resistance.

    OPM Aerospace & Industrial produces 3D printed OXFAB® production parts for highly demanding aerospace, satellite and defense applications.

    OPM Biomedical is a pioneer in personalized medicine, 3D printing OsteoFab® cranial and facial implants as an OEM, and its SpineFab® line on a contract manufacturing basis.