Bataan takes the lead in science and technology

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  • Loi B.
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CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – “It does not only benefit the students of Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU); it will also be beneficial to Bataan and to our country,” said BPSU President Dr. Gregorio Rodis during the inauguration of Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (AMReL) and the Official Turn-over of Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) held yesterday, March 14 at the Science Building, BPSU Main Campus, this city.
BPSU is the first in the Philippines to have the Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (AmReL) in support to the on-going programs of engineering such as 3D printing. The purpose of AMRel is to give students the high quality equipment to help them in 3D printing, the process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Professor and Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) Consultant Rigoberto Advincula said that the common problem in our society is we have a lot of equipment but some parts are missing. This is why DOST is looking for universities where they can put the AMRel so they can produce materials without importing parts across the country.
Along with the inauguration of the AMRel is the official turn-over of AGT which was located first at the University of the Philippines for research and development purpose. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) Executive Director Engr. Roberto Dizon proudly said that it is an honor to bring in his hometown the technology that they’ve been studying for a long time. Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) has no immediate plan to have it operational but its main objective is to serve as a laboratory for students and instructional purposes. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña commended Bataan for having a strategic location in the field of engineering and technology. “Bataan will soon be known not just with Mt. Samat and dry goods but also in the field of engineering and technology,” he added. Engr. Dizon is hopeful to have an operational monorail in Bataan in the future.

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