OMIC R&D and Axile Forging the Engineers and Processes of Tomorrow

MTDCNC’s Tony Gunn finds himself at OMIC R&D. Advancing industry collaboration & research, OMIC R&D are scientists, engineers, industry leaders and academic experts in search of innovations for metals manufacturing. They experiment, discover and learn together in a world-class applied research and development facility. Their 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. OMIC R&D, the 1st of it’s type in the USA, is modelled on the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre 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. Joe Poulin from Axile Machine Corporation tells us why Axile were very keen to become involved and become a partner in the OMIC R&D facility. Axile designs and builds a range of agile smart 5-axis VMCs with leading digitalized automation solutions for manufacturers of complex parts and components to embrace industry 4.0 while creating a sustainable operating business model. They are a perfect match for OMIC R&D.