Faculty and Students Became Acquainted with Electude
By: Jim Patrick S.D. Erispe
For the past year and a half, the whole world has struggled to defeat the Covid-19For the past year and a half, the whole world has struggled to defeat the Covid-19virus. Even the education system is seriously affected and is currently adjusting to thesituation caused by the pandemic. Students and teachers alike have yet to find the besttools to enable them to go through the teaching-learning process in the new normal.
Fortunately, Mr. Rhessan Jan Mamoransing of Hytec Power Inc. introducedFortunately, Mr. Rhessan Jan Mamoransing of Hytec Power Inc. introducedElectude, a cloud-based learning management solution. Electude allows educators toassign, create, manage and grade lessons, exercises, tasks, and tests. The webinar washeld on June 16, 2021, as part of the celebration of the Metals and Engineering Week2021.
Mr. Mamoransing stressed the importance of a cloud-based learning managementMr. Mamoransing stressed the importance of a cloud-based learning managementsystem, especially in these difficult times. He discussed the different advantages ofElectude compared to other learning systems and the benefits gained by teachers andstudents using Electude. In addition, he enumerated numerous customized developmentsthat can be generated within the system.
Truly, the next generation’s future is in good hands with science and technologyTruly, the next generation’s future is in good hands with science and technologyhelping along the way.
AMERIAL Services Offered Free-of-AMERIAL Services Offered Free-of-Charge Until December 2021
By: Zalda R. Gayahan
June 16, 2021, Taguig City – The newest, modern facility that offers mechatronics, robotics, andindustrial automation technologies was launched and inaugurated today at the Department ofScience and Technology – Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC).
DOST Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña expressed support to the Advanced Mechatronics,DOST Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña expressed support to the Advanced Mechatronics,Robotics, and Industrial Automation Laboratory (AMERIAL) and its initiatives to drive localindustries to higher levels of productivity using cutting-edge technologies.
DOST-MIRDC Executive Director, Engr. Robert O. Dizon, presented the AMERIAL. Also theDOST-MIRDC Executive Director, Engr. Robert O. Dizon, presented the AMERIAL. Also theAMERIAL’s Project Leader, Director Dizon explained that the AMERIAL offers to assist MSMEs,the academe, and other stakeholders toward leveling up to Industry 4.0.
Major technologies found in the AMERIAL facility are the state-of-the-art Smart Factory LearningMajor technologies found in the AMERIAL facility are the state-of-the-art Smart Factory LearningSystem, 6-axis collaborative robot, a mechatronics training kit for pneumatics, hydraulics, PLC,and HMI Programming.
Dir. Dizon emphasized that AMERIAL has three major services: research and development,Dir. Dizon emphasized that AMERIAL has three major services: research and development,training, and technical consultancy. During the launching activity, he said that interested clientsmay avail of AMERIAL's services free of charge, but only until December 2021, which is the targetcompletion period of the project. ‘So, what are you waiting for?’ says Exec. Director Dizon to theevent guests and webinar participants as he closed his presentation.
Aspiring Engineers Availed Free Webinar Offered by DOST-MIRDC
By: Jim Patrick S.D. Erispe
Around 200 aspiring engineers proactively sought advancement in their field as they have gained additional knowledge on a free webinar entitled “Electrical Machines Instrumentation and Analysis.” Engr. Joyce Allan A. Guingab explicitly shared his expertise on the subject matter.
The webinar, hosted by the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center DOST-MIRDC), in partnership with the Mechatronics and Robotics Society of the Philippines (MRSP), was held on June 15, 2021. It was a part of the celebration of the Metals and Engineering Week 2021.
The resource speaker discussed the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), which formulates technical standards for electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturing. He also discussed offline and online condition assessment and common misconceptions about electrical machines.
True to its mandate, the DOST-MIRDC engages in relevant information exchange and provides training for the county’s future engineers.
Webinar on In-service Weld Inspection using ACFM Technology
By: Genevieve M. Barsales
The Philippine Welding Society (PWS) facilitated a webinar entitled In-service Weld Inspection using ACFM Technology on June 15, 2021, the second day of the celebration of the Metals and Engineering Week 2021. The speaker, Mr. Duncan Murray from Eddyfi Technologies based in Singapore, is an experienced Inspection Diver and Rope Access Technician in the Subsea and Topside inspection fields.
Mr. Murray highlighted the advantages, principles, and applications of ACFM. It is developed to reliably detect and size in-service defects with a low number of false calls and was designed be used on rough or corroded surfaces, or through protective coatings. The ACFM technology is used for the detection and sizing of surface-breaking cracks in metallic components and welds. ACFM offers significant benefits in terms of both cost-efficiency as well as effective performance by providing the inspection engineer with depth sizing information to allow for better decision making.
The webinar was attended by 201 participants from the academe and industry. The discussions in the webinar helped to enhance the participants’ knowledge in the inspection of in-service weld.
For more free webinars kindly visit the M&E Week page at https://metalsweek2021.dost.gov.ph/
Computed Radiography for Weld Inspection in Accordance to ISO 17636-02
By: Genevieve M. Barsales
The Philippine Welding Society (PWS) hosted a webinar entitled Computed Radiography for Weld Inspection in Accordance to ISO 17636-02. The speaker, Mr. Dennis Kiesel, is a Certified Measurement and Controls engineer from Baker Hughes Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, the webinar was attended by 188 participants from the academe and industry.
Computed radiography offers the following benefits to the users: reusable imaging plates, no darkroom or chemicals required; reduced exposure and processing time; and easier digital data exchange and archiving.
The advantages will translate not only to a reduced production time and cost. These will also increase productivity that will result in an increase in production and profit. The use of both the hardware and software will be a great help for companies that are recovering from the effects of the pandemic. The webinar was also helpful in introducing students to the leading technologies used in the market.
For more free webinars kindly visit the M&E Week website at https://metalsweek2021.dost.gov.ph/