News & Events

OMIC breaks ground on additive manufacturing facility

August 20th, 2021

Leaders of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center broke ground on the newest building on Thursday, Aug. 19.

Economic Development: Groundbreaking in Scappoose

August 18th, 2021

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19, for the Additive Building on the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) campus in Scappoose.

Construction of second OMIC building to start next month

August 3rd, 2021

Second OMIC Research & Development building will focus research on 3D printing.

Columbia Works internship expands in second year

April 21st, 2021

Tech-focused internship program expands; will accept 12 students from Scappoose, St. Helens

25 leaders transforming manufacturing

April 5th, 2021

OMIC’s Urmaze Naterwalla selected by SME’s Smart Manufacturing magazine as one of “25 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing.”

The Unknowns of Surgical Drilling

March 22nd, 2021

When drilling bone, orthopedic surgeons are faced with several challenges. Simply put, the progression of drill wear is not self-evident to a surgeon, locking them into making judgment calls on drill…

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.

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.