DOST promotes AMCen, to capacitate PH manufacturing sector

The Department of Science and Technology – Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) promotes its newly launched Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) on 14 June 2021. The program aims to establish a NATIONAL CENTER of EXCELLENCE in additive manufacturing (AM):

  • To establish the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) as the premier hub for developing the next generation of manufacturing engineers 
  • To be the nation’s leading research center in 3D Printing and achieve prominent and outstanding breakthroughs in the R&D of innovative 3D printing technologies, processes and materials.
  • To enhance our capability in the design, materials development from local sources, testing and prototyping of products for additive manufacturing.
  • To foster effective collaborations among industry, government, academe to ensure the continued development of additive manufacturing potentials. 

The AMCen features seven (7) components or services, composed of Materials R&D, Prototyping and Fabrication, Collaboration & Partnership, Technical Services, Training Services, Education Formation, and Policy Standard. 

Moreover, they have two laboratories: the AMCen MATDEV Laboratory inside the DOST North Compound, initiated on 22 December 2020 and the AMCen Fabrication & Prototyping Laboratory, located at DOST South Compound established on 14 June 2021.  

The program also includes an ecosystem namely AMCen “CONNECTƎDMINDS” that seeks to build a community of professionals, practitioners, and innovation centers to enable the thriving of research and development and induce the adoption of additive manufacturing for advanced prototyping, product innovation and development.

Likewise, the members benefits from this ecosystem includes Training Programs;R&D Collaborations and Access to AMCen Services. 

The SMEs Exporters can also join in the said ecosystem as the program aims to support startup business and MSMEs for the low-to-medium volume of new and innovative products towards commercialization.

For more updates and information, visit AMCen website at JVL

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