"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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Calibration - Calibration
Chemical Testing - Chemical Testing
Mechanical Testing - Mechanical Testing

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MIRDC's Success at DOST's 2014 NSTW

The 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), held from 24-28 July 2014 at the SMX, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City was a hit among exhibit viewers and participants. The event aimed to promote the technologies, as well as the services and facilities, of the MIRDC and all the DOST agencies to everyone from all walks of life.  Among the top crowd-drawers in the NSTW were the RV-12 plane and the scale-model of the Centrally-powered Hybrid Road Train (CRT), both were featured in Outcome 3. 

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MIRDC Awards the 2014 Legacy Trophy to a Noble Foundryman

The MIRDC proudly celebrated the Metals and Engineering (M&E) week with the holding of the M & E Conference on June 18 with the theme: “Makibayan 2014: Pushing Forward for Industry Competitiveness.” During this special occasion, the MIRDC named Dr. John Hermes D. Bautista of the Philippine Metalcasting Association, Incorporated (PMAI)  as the 2014 MIRDC Legacy Trophy Awardee.

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The MIRDC Seeks New Recruits For CNC Training Program

The Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) is still accepting applicants for the Training Program on CNC Machine Tool Programming and Operations.  The training program is the parallel move of the Department of Science and Technology to the Memorandum Circular No. 02, Series of 2012, issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) declaring the CNC machinist skill as a mission critical skill (MCS).


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Decorticating Machine for Separating Coco Coir, Peat and Dust from Coconut Husk




The mini decorticator is a machine that separates coco fibers (coir) from coconut husk through crushing action of multiple replaceable blades with holder. The holder is strategically welded on the main shaft (rotating drum) that rotates at a rate of 980-1000 rpm. the design configuration of blades cause the rapid separation of fibers and dust as the husks are crushed against a set of fixed counter blades arranged horizontally and parallel to the axes of the decorticating blades. Fibers and dust are discharged in separate outlets.