"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"


The Metals Industry Research and  Development Center (MIRDC), an agency of the Department of Science and Technology, is the sole government entity directly supporting the metals and engineering industry with services designed to enhance its competitive advantage.

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MIRDC Training Program Produces 1st Batch of Graduates
Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00

A total of 20 beneficiaries of free training proudly received their certificates of training during their graduation held on March 6, 2015 at the Platinum Auditorium, DMSC, MIRDC, Bicutan, Taguig City.  The trainee-graduates make up the first batch of the training on Die and Mold Designing and Making under the project “Establishment of a Die and Mold Solution Center in Support of the Components and Parts Manufacturing Industry.”   

The project is implemented by the MIRDC under the DOST’s Makinarya at Teknolohiya Para sa Bayan (MakiBayan) initiative.  Such training aims to help the participants to be able to identify different types of materials used in the die/mold fabrication, as well as to design, fabricate and repair simple and complex dies and molds using CAD/CAM in accordance with ISO standard.  The six-month training covers the following modules:

Part I

Technical Drawing and Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Part II

Die Design/Safety, Repairs and Maintenance

Part III

Plastic Injection Mold Design

Part IV

CAD Design Fundamentals

Part V

CAD (Die Design Solution/Simulation)

Part VI

CAD (Mold Design Solution/Simulation)

Part VII

Heat Treatment


Machine Shop Operation

Part IX

CNC Turning and Milling

Part X

CNC-EDM Wire Cutting

Part XI

CNC-EDM Sinking

Part XII

CAM/NC Solution (Die/Mold Making)


Actual Die/Mold Design, Fabrication, Assembly & Trial Shot by Participants


At their graduation, the die and mold trainee-graduates showcased their acquired knowledge through their project presentations and expressed their gratefulness to the training in the presence of the MIRDC management together with the project team headed by Engr. Fred P. Liza as well as the officials of the partner support organization, the Philippine Die and Mold Association (PDMA).  Engr. Robert O. Dizon, Assistant Secretary of DOST and Officer-in-Charge of the MIRDC, inspired the graduates to apply their learning to contribute to the growth and development in a competitive industry.

















(Clockwise):  Engr. Robert O. Dizon, MIRDC OIC, gives his inspirational talk; trainee-graduate shows her project presentation; Mr. Philip C. Ang, PDMA President, awards the certificates; Engr. Fred P. Liza, Chief of MIRDC-PD and Project Leader congratulates trainee-graduates on his speech; and the proud graduates with their certificates.


Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 12:36
MIRDC Conducts Survey of Welding and Electroplating Companies
Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00

The Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) through its Technology Information and Promotion Section (TIPS) is currently conducting a survey of metalworking firms engaged in welding and electroplating processes to determine the status of the said sectors. Aside from general information, the study also focuses on industry, market and technical aspects of operation. Through the survey, the electroplating and welding sectors’ production capacity and technical profile will be determined. Pertinent information will be provided to our policy makers, policy implementers and members of the industry to be used for decision-making and formulation of recommendations in terms of facilities upgrading, personnel development and investment incentives.

To do away with time-consuming survey, the staff verified information from previous surveys to update company’s profile. The Center assures the respondent-firms that all information will be treated with utmost confidentiality. Data will be consolidated and analyzed. The initial reports will be subjected to further validation through focus group discussions. The final report will then be published after a series of reviews.

The MIRDC will make the sector report easily accessible to those who need it: the government in the legislative and cabinet level for mapping out more accurate planning strategies; the government in the agency level for addressing the problems of the said sectors; the concerned public and private organizations for developing roadmaps to fulfill and the technology and training requirements of the industry; all firms in the M&E industries for identifying and implementing relevant S & T interventions. Ultimately, the respondent –firms will receive significant benefits from this initiative. The government can generate better programs including training, consultancy and financial assistance in order to boost the industry’s competitiveness. The respondent-firms are given priority to receive these benefits from the program of the government.








Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 12:29