"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"
The Center utilizes conventional and specialized machining processes in the development of tools, dies, molds, jigs and fixtures, and components.
Its heat treating capability includes:
- direct hardening
- case hardening (pack carburizing)
- softening processes (tempering, annealing, normalizing, stress relieving)
To provide comprehensive range of advanced machining services to the industry, computer numerically-contolled (CNC) facilities are available at the Center for developing and producing precise products, specifically for the fabrication of precision cylindrical parts such as lead screws, guide pins, mold and die components. These CNC machines allow the production of parts and components of machines, dies, molds, and others with intricate, complicated or even irregular shapes at high precision, speed and tolerance, greater accuracy, smooth finish and consistency.
Welding and Fabrication
The Center's R&D activities and fabrication capability, particularly on equipment development and prototyping, are augmented by mechanical or automated steel sheets/plates cutting facilities such as laser plasma and shear cutters and welding machines such as TIG and SMAW.
On the other hand, the welding machines are utilized for welding of metal plates/sheets and ferrous and non-ferrous metals. These machines are also used by the Center for its industrial training services and trade testing in support of the trade accreditation program of TESDA for engineers, technicians and craftsmen from industry.