News & Events

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.

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…