Sustaining and Boosting the Additive Manufacturing and Technology in the Philippines via Accessible and Competent Materials Characterization Laboratories

Jayvee D. Tabal¹, Angelene J. Alcain¹, Jillian Francesca T. Teh¹, Charisse M. Mendoza¹, Lynne Jerisa A. Castro¹, Marianito T. Margarito², Araceli M Monsada¹

¹DOST-ITDI (Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory – ADMATEL); DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila
²DOST-ITDI (Materials Science Division – MSD); DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila, 1631
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Presented at the ACAM 2021 (ASEAN Conference on Additive Manufacturing 2021)


In the Philippines, the largest and the highest-funded initiatives for the sustainability and expansion of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector were jumpstarted by the Department of Science and Technology. Being the prime mover, it assumed the responsibility of directing how AM would be as extensive as the other countries can achieve, considering all the available and highly reliable laboratories and technical experts here in the country. In support to the AM’s S&T needs, ADMATEL of DOST-ITDI, an ISO:IEC 17025:2017-accredited testing laboratory, offers an array of validated test methodologies for additive materials characterization, providing information on compositional, structural, and thermal properties of materials. These information are vital in the raw-material sourcing, development, production, quality control, storage and transport, innovation, disposal, and any other processes involved in the manufacture of additive materials and related products. Effective acquisition of these material information will establish the reliability of the products that will be generated, sustaining and boosting further the additive manufacturing and technology in the country.

Keywords: additive materials testing; additive manufacturing; materials characterization; materials laboratory; test methods