Back in February, Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has announced it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its skull implant made from PEKK polymer. In March, a surgery was performed on an American patient that 75 percent of his skull was replaced with a 3D printed implant.
In the video below, YouTube star iJustine visits with Scott Defelice, founder and CEO of Oxford Performance Materials. She wants to find out how OPM is using 3D printing to create replacement parts for the human body.
Oxford Performance opens S. Windsor facility
Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) announces today it has opened a new manufacturing facility in South Windsor, CT.
The new facility will allow OPM to pivot from biomedical 3D printing to Mission Critical aerospace and industrial structures. It has been constructed to house up to six additional laser sintering 3D printers. The first of which, an EOSINT P 800, is scheduled to be installed this fall.
The facility will be used for the production of high performance thermoplastics such as the firm's proprietary OXPEKK (PEKK) polymer, additively manufactured industrial and aerospace parts as well as research and development.
This expansion is part of a $10 million investment plan over the next 3 years. Initial funding will come from the firm and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). The DECD has offered financing assistance of $3.2 million for OPM's expansion program.
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