"Molding the Future of Metal Industries" 

One of the strategies to attain the national goals of self-sufficiency and global competitiveness is upgrading of R&D capability.  Towards this, MIRDC initiates projects that respond to domestic needs, provide support to other industries, and are expected to find their niches as export winners.

The Center assists metals and engineering enterprises through R&D to come up with improved products, processes and materials and equipment prototypes by offering:

  • Engineering Design Services
  • Contract Researches
  • Joint Researches
  • Prototype Development

MIRDC has adequately-equipped technology development centers which seek to translate the fruits of R&D into practical and profitable ventures.

Design and Engineering

The Center's Design, engineering and prototyping capabilities are now ready to match the current technical applications for the development of machineries, parts and engineered products with higher processing power, graphics, memory capacity and multitasking capability which are all vital in displaying and manipulating complex data such as 3D mechanical design, engineering simulation results and mathematical plots as part of engineering analysis and design visualization.

The use of these design softwares allow product visualization and simulation that enable the design engineers and technicians to eliminate common design bottlenects, detect collision among equipment assemblies, or determine stress/strain levels, etc. which are critical to improve design and performance, avoid premature failure, or correct over design factors.

"Molding the Future of Metal Industries" 

The MIRDC employs a broad range of industrial processes, called surface finishing, to alter the surface of manufactured products in order to achieve a desired property.

The most widely used surface treatments are meant to improve appearance; adhesion or wettability, corrosion, tarnish, wear, and chemical resistance; and hardness. Moreover, these surface finishing processes modify electrical conductivity, remove burrs and other surface flaws, and control surface friction.


Heat Treatment

The Center offers (1) Vacuum Heat Treatment and (2) Conventional Heat Treatment to enable MSMEs to meet prevailing and future requirements of the M&E industries.


This process usually employs direct current (DC). The MIRDC performs non-cyanide gold plating, copper plating, nickel plating, and chrome plating.


Hard coat anodizing prevents any thermal or physical distortion of precision-enginnered components made from aluminum. Anodized aluminum is used thousands of applications, More imporetantly, these materials have a life cycle that is relatively benign to the environment.

Pulse Plating

Pulse plated deposits tend to build up with straight walls. With this technology, overall palting thickness, weight, and manufacturing time are reduced.