AMDev tours DOST industrial research centers
As part of the efforts to keep up with the emerging technologies, the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Alliance (AMDev) toured four Department of Science and Technology (DOST) flagship industrial research centers—the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen), the Advanced Mechatronics, Robotics and Industrial Automation Laboratory (AMERIAL), Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL), and Electronics Product Development Center (EPDC) on August 8, 2023.
The AMDev Alliance, particularly partners from the model manufacturing companies Amherst Laboratories, Inc., Belmont Softgel Pharmaceuticals, Fastech Synergy Philippines, Inc., and Western Digital Philippines, and the members of the Program Management Team (AMDev) toured the DOST facilities and learned about the national government’s existing technologies catering to the needs of various industries and the academe.
AMCen, known for 3D printing technology, showcased its technology for additive manufacturing and allowed the Alliance partners to see up close its various workshop rooms and equipment.
AMERIAL provided a demonstration of its robotics equipment and programming capabilities.
ADMATEL facilitated an orientation on its existing testing and inspection services for different sectors, primarily the semiconductor and electronics industry; and the EPDC tour allowed the Alliance to experience its facility for testing, design, and prototyping of electronics products particularly fabrication and assembly of equipment.
Ultimately, this learning experience opened various opportunities for the Alliance and DOST to collaborate in initiatives to upskill the Filipino workforce and respond to the demands of advanced manufacturing.