"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"


       A total of 20 beneficiaries of free training proudly received their certificates of training during their graduation held on March 6, 2015 at the Platinum Auditorium, DMSC, MIRDC, Bicutan, Taguig City.  The trainee-graduates make up the first batch of the training on Die and Mold Designing and Making under the project “Establishment of a Die and Mold Solution Center in Support of the Components and Parts Manufacturing Industry.”  

    The project is implemented by the MIRDC under the DOST’s Makinarya at Teknolohiya Para sa Bayan (MakiBayan) initiative.  Such training aims to help the participants to be able to identify different types of materials used in the die/mold fabrication, as well as to design, fabricate and repair simple and complex dies and molds using CAD/CAM in accordance with ISO standard.  The six-month training covers the following modules:


Part I

Technical Drawing and Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Part II    

Die Design/Safety, Repairs and Maintenance

Part III   

Plastic Injection Mold Design

Part IV    

CAD Design Fundamentals

Part V     

CAD (Die Design Solution/Simulation)

Part VI  

CAD (Mold Design Solution/Simulation)

Part VII  

Heat Treatment


Machine Shop Operation

Part IX     

CNC Turning and Milling

Part X  

CNC-EDM Wire Cutting

Part XI  

CNC-EDM Sinking

Part XII

CAM/NC Solution (Die/Mold Making)


Actual Die/Mold Design, Fabrication, Assembly & Trial Shot by Participants

   At their graduation, the die and mold trainee-graduates showcased their acquired knowledge through their project presentations and expressed their gratefulness to the training in the presence of the MIRDC management together with the project team headed by Engr. Fred P. Liza as well as the officials of the partner support organization, the Philippine Die and Mold Association (PDMA).  Engr. Robert O. Dizon, Assistant Secretary of DOST and Officer-in-Charge of the MIRDC, inspired the graduates to apply their learning to contribute to the growth and development in a competitive industry.


(Clockwise):  Engr. Robert O. Dizon, MIRDC OIC, gives his inspirational talk; trainee-graduate shows her project presentation; Mr. Philip C. Ang, PDMA President, awards the certificates; Engr. Fred P. Liza, Chief of MIRDC-PD and Project Leader congratulates trainee-graduates on his speech; and the proud graduates with their certificates.