OXPEKK Polymers Premium PEKK polymer solutions for the medical device industry
Traditionally, medical devices have been made with metallic compounds such as stainless steel or titanium. Today, biocompatible high performance thermoplastics such as our OXPEKK®-MG (Medical Grade) and OXPEKK®-IG (Implant Grade) products offer several advantages over metals in terms of process flexibility, reduced weight, non-corroding, and tailored formulations to meet biomechanical and design criteria.
General characteristics of OXPEKK® biomedical polymers include:
- Density similar to bone
- Stiffness similar to bone
- Excellent abrasion resistance
- Minimization of detrimental stress shielding
- Compatibility with most common sterilization methods
- Twice the compressive strength of PEEK
- Chemically inert & non-absorbable
OXFAB™ Industrial Parts Low weight, high performance component solutions for industry
Highly chemical resistant, heat resistant, and lightweight, our OXFAB™ technology takes the evolution of industrial polymers one step further, to the forefront of additive fabrication technologies.
For many industrial parts, design is limited both by the material and the manufacturing process. With the OXFAB™ technology, these limitations are irrelevant. Using a design allowables database and our proprietary design algorithm, function determines structural form to maximize strength, flexibility, and weight as required. The design is then “printed” via SLS manufacturing directly from the digital file, simplifying what would otherwise be complex, labor-intensive assemblies into a single stage to create the completed part.
As materials are continuously developed, so are the devices and machines whose parts they compose. Often, older machines fall into disrepair when replacement parts are no longer available.
Our OXFAB™ process technology provides the answer.
Our white-light scanning system generates a complete surface scan of the part to be replaced. Once scanned, the image is imported into a design allowables database and our proprietary design algorithms and SLS manufacturing process recreate a part to the same mechanical resilience as the original.
- Successful 52-week biocompatibility testing to ISO 10993 for our OXPEKK®-IG grade
OsteoFabTM Medical Parts and Implants Breaking the mold for the medical device market.
Utilizing the most advanced materials and technology, our OsteoFabTM process can reproduce exactly what you design, or exactly what nature intended by "printing" medical implants derived directly from a CT Scan or MRI file for a perfect anatomical fit with our own OXPEKK®-IG polymers.
However, this technology allows us to go beyond merely replicating shapes: we also have the ability to meet specific performance requirements as anatomically applicable. Through our proprietary "Coherent Implantology Process", fit, form and bio-function are digitally calculated, constructed, and then produced.