THE PHILIPPINES OPENS TWO 3D PRINTING RESEARCH FACILITIES TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITHIN ASEAN

3D Printing Industry | 4/14/2019 | Tia Vialva
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The Philippines Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched two new 3D printing research: the Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (AMREL) and the Additive Manufacturing Center (AMCen). DOST established the facilities in order to aid the Philippines in developing its additive manufacturing industry and overtake other countries implementing AM within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). DOST hopes 3D printing will help boost the Philippines’ aerospace, defense, biomedical, healthcare and automotive industries.

The AMREL, a 3D printing research facility equipped with the latest additive manufacturing machines, was inaugurated by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and other DOST officials at the Bataan Peninsula State University. De la Peña also led the ceremony for opening of the AMCen at the Metals Industry Research and Development Center in Bicutan, Taguig City. The AMCen, which DOST first revealed in February 2019, aspires to innovate 3D printing technologies, processes, and materials for the region.

Enrico - C - Paringit - Executive - Director

Enrico C. Paringit, Executive Director of the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), comments, “We are launching two centers for 3D printing research and development and we, in DOST-PCIEERD, are privileged to be part of this game-changing initiative.”

“THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING RESEARCH INDUSTRY WILL OPEN THE DOORS TO PREVIOUSLY UNIMAGINABLE POSSIBILITIES, AND EVERY SINGLE 3D-PRINTED PRODUCT WILL UNFOLD MORE INNOVATIONS. SOON, HOW WE CREATE THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE’RE USED TO.”

DOST-PCIEERD - Project - Managers - Photo - AMREL

DOST-PCIEERD Project Managers pose for a photo with AMREL Project Leader Prof. John Ryan Dizon (fourth from the right). Photo via DOST.

AMREL is the first additive manufacturing research laboratory in the Philippines, and has been used by Bataan Peninsula State University students since July 2, 2018 to conduct research for their theses on the applications of 3D printing. Following its inauguration, the AMREL facility will now be used for developing, testing and characterizing...
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