Advancing Industry Collaboration & Research

We are scientists, engineers, industry leaders and academic experts in search of innovations for metals manufacturing. We experiment, discover and learn together in a world-class applied research and development facility.

Our vision is to provide solutions to metals and other manufacturing challenges while preparing the industry’s workforce through on-the-job learning and serving as a catalyst for regional economic prosperity.

In The News

Engineer’s Week video

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.

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

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.

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OMIC R&D Member Spotlight


Industry Member of the Month, Doosan Machine Tools

Machine Greatness is the philosophy at Doosan Machine Tools. Its meaning is twofold: We build great machines here, and we challenge our customers to make great things with their Doosans.

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Welcome new member, AXILE

AXILE products are proudly designed and manufactured at Buffalo Machinery’s facilities, one of Taiwan’s leading technology manufacturers. Taichung is the world’s biggest cluster of machine tool builders, thanks to the abundant specialized workforce and an efficient component supply chain.

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