"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"
The 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), held from 24-28 July 2014 at 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 te services and facilities of the MIRDC and the DOST agencies to everyone from all walks of life. Among the top crows-drwaers in NSTW were the RV-12 plane and the scale-model of the Centrally-powered Hybrid Road Train (CRT), both were featured in Outcome 3.
Secretaty Mario G. Montejo delivered the Keynote Address during the Opening Ceremony. The five-day event is themed: "Philippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Chalenges." The MIRDC acknowledges unwavering support of the Aerospace Industries Association of the Philippines, especially Famous Secret Precision Machining, Inc. and MOOG Controls Corp. Baguio for providing the materials for the anchor exhibits: an RV-12 airplane (Famous Secret); and Airplane parts, such as actuators and servo valves (MOOG). Also, the outcome 3 centerpiece bought the viewers closer to the DOST's world-class laboratories that are already serving the needs of industries such as the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL), One-Stop-Shop Furniture Testing Service, Philippines Genome Centre, and Environment technology Verification (ETV) or Energy Audit.
The MIRDC technologies featured the following technologies: Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Design Center; Surface Enfineering TEchnology; Die and Mold Solution Center; and the CRT. Viewers, Participants, Technoacrats and Academicians were very interested and were drawn to the technofora and exhibits.
Sec. Mario G. Montejo and Engr. Robert O. Dizon with PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing.
TIPS Staff Ms. Zalda R. Gayahan, teresita C. Villoso and Marlyn U. Ramones explain the CRT to exhibit viewers.
Engr. Rovert O. Dizon, OIC of the MIRDC, wlcomes the participants of the MIRDC technofora.
Ms. Ma. Gracia M. Pelralta of the MPRD discusses the Surface Engineering Technology
Mr. Nelson N. Tumibay of the Materials and Process Research Division (MPRD) presnets the Vacuum Heat Treatment Technology.
Engr. Remartin S. Maglantay o the Prototyping Division talks about Finite Element Analaysis (FEA)
Engr. Joey G. Pangilinan of the MPRD expounds on Surface Engineering Technology
Ms. Lina A. Afable, Chief of the Technology Information and Promotion Section, gives a recall of what has been discussed in the technofora.