The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) recently welcomed Heidenhain Corp. as its 33rd member. Heidenhain, whose U.S. subsidiary is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, provides encoders, machine controls, touch probes, digital readouts, and metrology solutions. For more than 125 years, they have been empowering engineers facing demanding applications that require nanometer-level precision and unyielding reliability with trusted precision measurement and motion control solutions.
Craig Campbell, executive director of OMIC R&D said, “I have been excited about the possibility of having Heidenhain as a member since we first started the discussion at IMTS in 2018. Heidenhain is providing OMIC R&D with immediate data gathering capability, but their ability to assist OMIC R&D as we grow is tremendous. We also look forward to opportunities in the area of training and workforce development due to Heidenhain’s investment in that area.”
Gisbert Ledvon, director business development of Heidenhain stated, "I am very excited that Heidenhain Corporation has become a member of OMIC R&D, as this collaboration aligns well with our dedication to research and development aimed at manufacturing technology. Our partnership will most definitely benefit the manufacturing sector in North America.”
Heidenhain joins thirty-two other OMIC R&D industry and university members in this unique collaboration: Absolent; ATI; Blount International; Boeing; Caron Engineering; CGTech; Cobot Team; Daimler Trucks North America; Doosan Machine Tools, Ellison Technologies; Haimer; Hangsterfer’s Laboratories; IMCO; IMS Software; Kennametal; Mitsubishi Materials Corp.; Oregon Institute of Technology; Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Oregon State University; OSG USA; Portland General Electric; Portland State University; Sandvik Coromant; Schaeffer Oil; Seco Tools; Silver Eagle Manufacturing; Sugino; Sumitomo; Vigor; Walter Tools; WFL Millturn Technologies; and Zoller.
OMIC R&D is a world-class collaborative environment bringing together industry, higher education, and government in partnership to develop new tools, techniques, and technologies to address near-term manufacturing challenges through applied research and advanced technical training. OMIC R&D is modeled after the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) in partnership with Boeing in Sheffield, England. The OMIC R&D collaborative partnership is located in Scappoose, Oregon, in a facility owned and administered by the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech).