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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…

A creative partnership between education and industry trains the future of manufacturing professionals in Oregon

November 2nd, 2020

What happens when education meets innovation? That’s what the public-private partnership of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center - Research & Development (OMIC R&D) seeks to find out through…

How PCC embraces the fourth industrial revolution of manufacturing

October 30th, 2020

Locally, Oregon’s manufacturing industry reports a need for shorter, quicker training programs to keep up with such change and to engage more young people in these careers.

The Factory of Tomorrow, today

October 28th, 2020

Manufacturers can try out digital tools using virtual reality at OMIC in Scappoose

Columbia Works teaches interns virtual reality tech, robotics and video production

September 15th, 2020

Columbia Works, a pilot internship program where high school students earn summer experience working at the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center R&D, celebrated the completion of its first cohort.

OMIC members part of Smart Manufacturing exclusive panel on reducing waste in aerospace machining

July 9th, 2020

The economic challenges brought forth by COVID-19 are causing a more intense focus in manufacturing on the need for the kind of alacrity achieved with digital tools and the kind of digital savvy…