As of March 22, an agreement was signed between the city-run Muntinlupa College and the DOST-ITDI (the Department of Science and Technology’s industrial technology development institute), for the promotion of academic 3D printing.
The mayor of Muntinlupa, Dr. Teresita Fortuna, former director of the DOST-National Capital Region, and Dr. Annabelle Briones, director of the DOST-ITDI, signed a memorandum of understanding at the main building of CDM College in Barangay Sucat, Muntinlupa. The signing was also attended by Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac.
He expressed gratitude to the DOST-ITDI for partnering with the city government and training the next generation of engineers and architects.
Through this collaboration, the 3D Printing Hub will serve as a training and innovation center, as well as a commercialization and industry-based project hub for DOST-ITSI and CDM researchers.
A MOU states that DOST-ITDI “will provide the necessary expertise needed in the establishment of the 3D Printing Hub; assign a project team in the implementation of R&D [research] projects and technical services for 3D Printing Technology; design and conduct training programmes on 3D printing technology; promote 3D printing technology to members of academia, students, community, and industry; and provide data and information needed”
The CDM will provide personnel and technical services for the implementation of R&D projects and 3D printing technology, as well as a training venue.
To mark CDM’s fifth anniversary, the college has teamed up with DOST-ITDI for a joint research programme.
BS Environmental Engineering, BS Industrial Engineering, and BS Robotics Engineering have all recently been announced by CDM as new courses.
In addition to CDM’s current engineering offerings, which include Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in both civil engineering and computer science, as well as electrical and electronic engineering, and mechanical engineering,
CDM was founded in 2018 and will hold its first graduation ceremony this year for the first batch of graduates.