Oxford Performance Materials Selected by Boeing to Supply 3D-Printed Parts for CST-100 Starliner

Published by , January 6, 2017 8:48 am

(EconoTimes)  Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. 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.
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.”

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