News & Events

Engineer’s Week (video)

February 21st, 2021

National Engineers Week takes place from February 21 to 27, 2021. OMIC R&D Charter member Blount International developed this short video to highlight their Oregon brand.

Industrial Zoned Land Available near OMIC R&D

February 5th, 2021

Columbia Commerce Center is the result of a 20-plus year effort to bring a fully serviced industrial park development to the Greater Portland area.

Why Binderless CBN Inserts Turn Titanium Faster

January 9th, 2021

A new formulation of cubic boron nitride could provide a more solid alternative to cemented carbide as finish-machining becomes more demanding.

OMIC R&D 2020 Year in Review (video)

December 16th, 2020

Challenges emphasize the importance of demonstrating how a positive outlook and can-do spirit is critical for making a difference, highlighted in our 2020 video.

Manufacturing Day turns into a virtual event in Columbia County

December 15th, 2020

A St. Helens High School instructor is instrumental in helping re-design the annual event.

Cultivating and investing in your greatest assets: people

December 14th, 2020

The current COVID-19 experiences have energized many conversations about our futures in the post-COVID world, and that includes the future of manufacturing. Even before COVID, many conversations…

SHHS students produce, share manufacturing videos

December 10th, 2020

In a year of unprecedented change, Portland Community College (PCC), Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) and the Northwest STEM Hub have remained committed to…

OMIC R&D begins sponsored research project in robotics for SMW-AUTOBLOK

November 17th, 2020

The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D), a manufacturing research campus hosted by Oregon Tech, has received a $154,000 sponsored project from SMW-AUTOBLOK…