A Collaborative Innovation Environment
OMIC R&D brings together manufacturing companies and higher education in an innovation environment where “outside-in” applied research with faculty and university students solves real problems for advanced manufacturers. Our direct-to-production applied research addresses relevant problems with immediate manufacturing responses. This type of rapid response in an innovation environment that is right “on the floor” adds value and addresses problem sets in a timely manner.
As a manufacturing R&D center, OMIC is identifying and developing unique technologies and expertise that can be transferred to regional, national, and international enterprises. OMIC R&D is based on the understanding that investing in research and innovation alone is not sufficient to create a dynamic innovation-based economy; the research must be focused on helping indigenous industry increase competitiveness and be embedded in the local economy.
The OMIC R&D membership model provides a pathway for industry to engage across their organizations on critical technology needs by sharing and leveraging research and development costs in a collaborative environment. The enterprise delivers an affordable means for manufacturers of all sizes to develop and access innovative new tools, techniques, and unique proprietary technologies, providing a strategic and competitive advantage that would not otherwise be available to them.
Research and Proposals
OMIC R&D industry and research members are invited to submit ideas for applied research projects in advanced metals manufacturing and materials science that are considered to be of value to industry as described in the Tech Board Project Selection Process.
Requests for Proposal
Opportunities for 2021-22 Year 5 General Research Projects will be posted in early 2021.
Contact: OMIC R&D Head of Research & Development, Urmaze Naterwalla
Facility Equipment Available
Researchers are highly encouraged to incorporate the use of our onsite capabilities into their proposals when appropriate.
General Research Projects
Completed and In Progress
Year Three (2019-2020)
- 405 Adaptive Dynamic Machining, OSU
- 406 Corrosion Resistant Layer on Carbon Steel, PSU/OSU
- 407 Precision Hole Making Phase 2, PSU/OSU
- 408 Multi-Purpose Workforce Development Platform for Surface Treatment, OSU
- 409 Ball Screw Rapid Forming, Oregon Tech/OMIC
- 410 Hard Material Drilling and Reaming, PSU
- 411 Force Milling & Turning Feed Rate Optimization, OMIC
- 412 Rapid Tooling with Additive Manufacturing Phase 2, Oregon Tech
Year Three (2019-2020)
- 413 Grinding Process Monitoring and Optimization, PSU
- 414 Cutting Tool Geometry Inspection and Optimization, Oregon Tech/OMIC
- 415 Software Tool for Accurate Cycle Time Prediction & Simulation of Part Programs, OSU
- 416 Gear Performance Validation Facility Phase 1, PSU
- 417 Thin Wall Tube Machining, OMIC
- 418 On Machine CNC Deburring, PSU
- 419 Connection Testing, PSU
- 420 MR Solution for Manufacturing Training, OSU
Year Four (2020-2021)
- 421 Adaptive Chatter Elimination, OSU
- 422 Additive Manufacturing Application Feasibility for Production Manufacturing, PSU/Oregon Tech
- 423 Developments in Alloys with Multi-Principle Elements for Cutting Tools, Oregon Tech
- 424 Grinding Wheel Characterization to Assess Performance Differences, PSU
- 425 In Machine Part Scanning, OSU
- 426 Vision for Robots, OMIC
- 427 Water Jet Deburring and Edge Finishing of High Strength Steel Gears, OMIC
- 428 Lubricant Energy Usage Study, OSU/OMIC