OMIC Research and Development Mission Statement

Develop and apply advanced metals manufacturing technologies and processes for industrial competitive advantage and academic growth, while inspiring and educating the next generation’s manufacturing workforce.

Member Voices

“OMIC R&D is an amazing opportunity for Blount to create partnerships and do research collaboratively in industries where we are not competitive. Our aspirational goal is to hire and work with world-class researchers from our local universities, which allows us to leverage our research funds and to hire students who exit university as experienced work-ready employees who are already knowledgeable about our products and processes.”

Kaitlyn McNaughton
Director of Engineering and R&D Labs, Blount

Sheffield AMRC

OMIC R&D is modeled after the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center established with Boeing at Sheffield University in England. AMRC was founded to help manufacturers of any size become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies, and processes, and to carry out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing, and materials that are of practical use to industry.

Since its inception 18 years ago, AMRC has grown to encompass multiple industry-leading global companies, the AMRC Training Center, Nuclear AMRC which helps member companies win work in the civil nuclear industry, and ten other purpose-built centers at campuses in Sheffield and Rotherham.


AMRC with Boeing Overview

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing helps manufacturers of any size to become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies and processes.