WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) of South Windsor is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” A materials science company founded in 2000, OPM is an innovative biomedical devices manufacturer that specializes in 3D printing for the medical device and industrial markets. The company has three strategic business units: OPM Biomedical, OPM Industrial, and OPM Materials. OPM Biomedical’s OsteoFab® technology is used to produce numerous orthopedic implant applications, including cranial, facial, spinal and suture anchor devices. OPM is the first and only company to receive Federal Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to manufacture 3D printed patient-specific polymeric implants, and the company has six 510(k) clearances in its portfolio.
OPM has shipped over 140,000 3D printed OsteoFab implants since it first innovated this technology in 2012. The company employs over 45 people and works out of their 34,000 square-foot facility in South Windsor.
“For two decades, OPM has represented the very best that Connecticut manufacturing has to offer, and their technological and medical innovations advance manufacturing into the 21st century. I’m proud to highlight OPM this week and my office stands ready to help them in any way we can,” said Murphy.
“Connecticut has always been at the forefront of advanced manufacturing, and as manufacturing and the digital revolution converge it is critical that our political leadership has a keen appreciation for this new reality,” said OPM CEO Scott DeFelice. “We have benefitted from close association with a number of Connecticut-based companies, colleges and universities over the years, and we are very grateful to Senator Murphy for keeping a keen focus on Connecticut’s manufacturing economy.”
OPM Industrial produces 3D printed OXFAB® production parts for highly demanding applications in the energy, transportation and semiconductor markets. 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.
The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating the state’s economic recovery. Today, Connecticut’s thousands of manufacturers account for 10% of the state’s jobs and 87% of the state’s total exports. In order to protect and grow manufacturing jobs in Connecticut, Murphy has introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to strengthen existing standards and prioritize the purchase of American-made goods, the BuyAmerican.gov Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.