"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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AIAP Encourages Organizations to Invest in the Aerospace
The Aerospace Industries Association of the Philippines (AIAP) together with the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) of the Department of Science and Technology, hosted the "Aerospace Forum" on July 31, 2015 at the MIRDC Silver Auditorium from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The purpose of which is to inspire and challenge the various companies to go into and partner with the aerospace industry. Mr. John T. Lee, President of the AIAP, assures prospective investors of a successful venture if they entrust resources in this endeavor. "Investing in this business is essentially going into a high-risk, high returns playing field. By highly specialized, we mean that the aerospace business is not just for anybody. You need to have the required accreditations, the skills, the capacity. You have to be one of the best," according to Dr. Amelia P. Guevara, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development. Read more.
MIRDC Training Program Produces 1st Batch Of Graduates
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. Read more.
MIRDC Assures Quality Products and Services Through Consistently Passing ISO Certification
The Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) of the Department of Science and Technology had its new certifying body TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc. for undergoing ISO recertification on February 27, 2015. This effort of the Center to get serious in the implementation of Quality Environmental and Management System (QEMS) assures the customers that the products and services MIRDC produces met their requirements. The MIRDC top management monitors the non-conformities in implementing and sustaining the effectiveness of its QEMS.
The TUV auditors are Mr. Rolando Remitar, Mr. John Faustorilla, Ms. Rosehleen Anjela Buenavista and Ms. Xylene Tagorio led by Ms. Lucia Lopez. The scope of the audit includes: provision of services on research and development; industrial training, technical consultancy, technology transfer, and technical information dissemination; machining, surface engineering, casting, welding, and fabrication of metal products. Read more.
MIRDC Introduces new Plans and Activities for 2015
The 2015 Deployment of Plans and Activities of the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) held last March 3, 2015 marked the beginning of a more effective strategic agenda to help position the agency to function more efficiently as it roots for a more advanced M&E industries. The plans and activities that were presented to the MIRDC employees constitute the administrative plans and technology initiatives that are essential in achieving the agency’s new vision, mission, strategic objectives/thrusts and core values. Read more.