Sumitomo Joins OMIC R&D

Sumitomo Electric Carbide becomes OMIC’s 30th member. 


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Sumitomo and OMIC R&D representatives

The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) recently welcomed Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. (SCI) as its 30th member. Sumitomo, whose U.S. subsidiary is headquartered in Chicago, is based in Hyogo, Japan, and is said to be one of the largest carbide manufacturers in the world, focusing on cemented carbide, cubic boron nitride (CBN) and sintered diamond cutting tools.

Craig Campbell, executive director of OMIC R&D, says, “Sumitomo shares OMIC R&D’s desire for active and engaged members. They are known to have a technology-first mentality and they bring unique solutions to the discussion that will help us solve industry’s machining challenges. Sumitomo possesses an energy and excitement that fits very well with our hands-on approach to solving problems.”

Kazuyoshi Kimura, president of SCI says, “Sumitomo development and innovation of high-performance, cutting-edge material technology through powder metallurgy and super-high-pressure techniques will contribute to the innovation of manufacturing technologies through the activities at OMIC.”