The Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) agreed to fund one of Pangasinan State University’s project: Establishment of a Solid Freeform Fabrication Research Laboratory (SoFFRel).

Said laboratory was allocated P 6.5 million pesos to house 3D printing materials with potential applications to metal fabrication for students, faculty, and researchers of PSU. Moreover, facilities for automotive, blacksmithing and metal crafting using solid freeform fabrication will also be provided.

SoFFRel is the first 3D printing and metalcraft fabrication laboratory in Pangasinan. It is said to be located at PSU Urdaneta, home of the Machine Automation and Technology Innovation Center (MATIC).

This will enable PSUnians’ to materialize their blueprints relevant to rapid prototyping and manufacturing research.