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AM Medical Virtual Summit: Northeastern University & OPM Discuss Bacterial Inhibition via 3D-Printed PEKK

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) presented new findings on 3D printing with biocompatible materials at the AM Medical Virtual Summit. Focused on the fabrication of medical implants for bone regeneration, the…

AMS 2020: Panels on 3D Printing in Implants and Orthopedics, Regulation in Additive Medical Devices

There was much to enjoy and learn at the recent Additive Manufacturing Strategies event, held in Boston and co-hosted by 3DPrint.com and SmarTech Analysis, especially with the addition of a…

Interview with Hexcel on PEKK for 3D Printing

PEKK is one of my favorite 3D printing materials. With very high service temperatures, high strength, and chemical resistance it is a high-performance polymer that has applications in very demanding…

Interview with Solvay’s Brian Alexander About Solvay’s 3D Printing Future

The giants are coming. DSM, SABIC, BASF, DOWDuPont, Eastman, Mitsubishi, Covestro, Evonik, Arkema, Perstorp, Clariant and Solvay have all joined the 3D printing industry. All these companies are making serious…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 15, 2018

There are several new launches to cover in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with a new sustainable 3D printing steel powder project. Jabil has begun its digital future initiative,…

Stratasys, PADT, Lockheed Martin 3D Printing 100+ Final Parts for NASA Orion Spacecraft

The future of human exploration in outer space depends on our ability to successfully manufacture necessary items in zero gravity conditions, which is why scientists and engineers have been calling…

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3DXTECH Launches 3D Printing Filament Based on Arkema Kepstan PEKK at RAPID + TCT

The new PEKK filaments are designed for 3D printing of highly technical parts requiring extreme performance. Properties include resistance to high temperatures and harsh chemicals, and outstanding flame and smoke…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 3, 2018

We’re bringing you the latest business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with an announcement from Stratasys about its new Vulcan Labs spinoff company. Optomec has appointed a…

3D Printed PEKK Structures Shown to Offer Superior Antibacterial Properties for Orthopedic Implants in Comparison Study with PEEK

Connecticut-based Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM) first commercialized its proprietary OsteoFab process back in 2013; two years later, the company received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed…

Advanced 3D Printing Materials: Oxford Performance Materials Commercializes Proprietary OXPEKK Custom Compounds

As additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, begins to find more applications, there becomes an apparent need for higher-performance materials. Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM), based out of South…

A PEEK into Space: ESA’s Newest CubeSats Feature 3D Printed Electrically Conductive Bodies

The European Space Agency (ESA) has long been a fan of 3D printing, successfully testing a 3D printed platinum alloy rocket combustion chamber in 2015, announcing on more than one occasion…

3D Printing for Aerospace & Industry: OPM Commercially Launches New Nickel-Plated OXFAB-Ni

Additive manufacturing company Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), based in Connecticut, is a leader in both high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM) and advanced materials science. Back in 2014, the company used…

Oxford Performance Materials 3D Prints 600 Parts for Boeing’s Starliner Space Taxis

The concept of a space taxi is just something I find delightful, and the fact that it’s in the process of becoming a real thing rather than a fun idea…

NASA’s ICESat-2 To Feature 3D Printed Bracket Supporting ATLAS for Measuring Ice Sheets

It’s not unlikely in most cases today that when we hear the words firsts and technology—3D printing is usually right around the corner, if not front and center, in the…