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Additive Manufacturing Research Center to Open in the Philippines

Additive Manufacturing Research Center to Open in the Philippines

Written by David

March 1, 2019

The Department of Science and Technology ( DOST )—the Filipino government’s department responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the country—has announced plans to build a new research-focused manufacturing center. The facility, named the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen), aspires to be the country’s leading research center in innovative 3D printing technologies, processes, and materials. The initiative will harness, strengthen, and expand the country’s capabilities in 3D printing and advanced design and manufacturing in Aerospace/Defence, Biomedical/Healthcare, Printed Electronics, Agricultural Machinery, and Automotive. Figure 1: New center in the Philippines will focus on advanced manufacturing. (Image courtesy of EOS.) The AMCen will feature two state-of-the-art research facilities that are seen to spur interest in Additive Manufacturing research. The first facility will be the “Multiple Materials Platform for Additive Manufacturing” (MATDEV), which will be the laboratory-scale facility for design, materials development, and testing for additive manufacturing prototyping wherein materials […]

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