Heidenhain Joins OMIC R&D
Heidenhain will provide OMIC R&D with immediate data gathering capability, and the two organizations plan to work together on training and workforce development.
The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) recently welcomed Heidenhain Corporation as its 33rd member. Heidenhain, whose U.S. subsidiary is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, is a supplier of encoders, machine controls, touch probes, digital readouts and metrology solutions. For more 125 years, the company has provided solutions for engineers facing demanding applications that require nanometer-level precision and reliability with precision measurement and motion control solutions.
“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,” says Craig Campbell, executive director of OMIC R&D. “We also look forward to opportunities in the area of training and workforce development due to Heidenhain’s investment in that area.”
"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,” says Gisbert Ledvon, director business development of Heidenhain. “Our partnership will most definitely benefit the manufacturing sector in North America.”
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