Contributed by Mar Jay S. Delas Alas, PIA-Bataan
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (AMRel) of Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) is eyeing to expand its research capabilities by partnering with the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB).
AFAB officials, led by Chairman and Administrator Engr. Emmanuel Pineda, visited AMRel for possible collaboration with their locators at the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB).
AMRel Project Leader John Ryan Dizon discussed with AFAB officials the potentials of the facility in innovative 3D printing technologies, processes, and materials.
“What we can offer to FAB is to help them with their minor problems called rapid parts replacements wherein we can scan and print small parts using the 3D technology,” Dizon said.
He added that they can also provide trainings for FAB personnel and material testing using their technology.
Among the thrusts of the research lab are development of new materials; characterization and testing of materials; designing and analyzing of parts and systems; development of new materials using plastic materials; venue for faculty and students to share ideas; and facility for training, education and empowerment.
Recognized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), AMRel is the first 3D printing research facility launched in the country.