Modern Machine Shop

JUN 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS JUNE 2018 54 Industry News Summit to its company membership. With fifteen manufacturing industry partners and three Oregon public universities, the Scappoose, Oregon, R&D facility is continuing to develop advanced metals manufacturing technologies. OMIC R&D is the 15th research center estab- lished with Boeing leadership worldwide and the first Boeing has sponsored in the United States. Its mission is to bring together manufacturing compa- nies and higher education to solve real problems for advanced manufacturers while training the next generation of engineers and technologists. The company's model focuses on helping increase competitiveness while creating a part- nership with and integration into the local econ- omy. As research activities expand and machinery is added to the production f loor, it expects even- tually to increase state and regional commercial productivity in manufacturing and to stimulate economic growth and development. OMIC R&D will coordinate its applied research projects with hands-on "earn-and-learn" appren- ticeship programs at OMIC Training Center led by Portland Community College (PCC). The training center, scheduled to open in fall 2020, will emphasize craftsmanship, professionalism and place- ment of graduates into high-wage, high-demand jobs. Students will be able to complete associate degrees or certificates that can lead to advanced degrees. While construction is underway, PCC will have a temporary site at Scappoose High School. CGTech and Summit join sixteen other members in the OMIC R&D facility: ATI, Blount International, The Boeing Company, Daimler Trucks North America, Hangsterfer's Laboratories Inc., Kennametal, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, OSG USA Inc., Silver Eagle Man- ufacturing, Vigor, Walter Tools, WFL Millturn Tech- nologies, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), Oregon State University and Portland State University. | CGTech | 949-753-1050 600 UK Rebrands as Colchester Machine Tool Solutions The company 600 UK (Heckmondwike, United Kingdom) has rebranded as Colchester Machine Tool Solutions. The rebranding OMAX abrasive waterjets increase throughput and shorten turnaround times to add value on your shop floor. Get the whole story at

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