Exciting manufacturing research is happening daily at OMIC R&D (Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center – Research & Development) and some ACU-RITE equipment is working inside.
OMIC R&D is the fifteenth advanced manufacturing research center established originally with Boeing leadership, and is the first sponsored in the United States. Now supported by 37 corporate members, state/federal government grants and three universities, OMIC R&D is serving as a world-class manufacturing collaborative environment. Through applied research and advanced technical training, OMIC R&D is actively working its mission of developing new tools, techniques and technologies in order to address near-term manufacturing challenges.
The OMIC facility, hosted by Oregon Tech (the state’s polytechnic university) is a growing campus located in Scappoose, Oregon. The building is equipped with best-in-class machine tool equipment in order to support Industry 4.0 smart technologies and more.
HEIDENHAIN equipment currently in use on site includes an ACU-RITE MILLPWR control and an ACU-RITE DRO in use on a manual machine, as well as some HEIDENHAIN scales, TNC controls and the StateMonitor connectivity software system.
OMIC’s Business Development Officer Josh Koch said “Our unique collaboration with HEIDENHAIN is an important piece in allowing us to be at the forefront of changing the industry. Together, we are coming up with unique solutions to today’s systemic challenges in manufacturing.”