Fabrication Laboratories

MSMEs are considered backbone of the Philippine economy. However, performance of MSMEs is constrained by various actors such as limited financial capacity, poor market information and lack of access to innovative techniques and advanced technology which hinder them to realize their full potential, break into bigger domestic or international markets, and grow in a highly competitive environment.

Collaborative programs involving the government and private sectors have been introduced to address these challenges. One of these programs is the Shared Service Facilities (SSF) Project which was launched by the Department of Trade and Industry in 2013 to address the gaps and bottlenecks in the value chain of priority industry clusters. SSF Project provides machinery, equipment, tools, systems, accessories and other auxiliary items, skills, and knowledge necessary to improve the quality of products and productivity of MSMEs, under a shared system.

Some of these facilities are fabrication laboratories (Fab Labs) which capacitate MSMEs towards invention and innovation hereby promoting new breeds of tech savvy MSMEs.

 

What is a Fab Lab?

A Fab Lab is a digital laboratory which grew out of an initiative by the Grassroots Invention Group and the Center for Bits and Atoms of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 to help grassroots communities translate their design ideas into physical forms with the help of technology. Many countries have followed this intervention and such type of facility is now present in about 200 locations in over 50 countries.

The first Fab Lab in the Philippines was established in Bohol to support local innovation and improve the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises.

SSF Fab Labs became platforms for co-creation and academe-industry-government collaboration enabling MSMEs to develop new products, add value to existing ones and generate new streams of income. These facilities have likewise enabled the development of low-cost solutions to community challenges and needs. DTI’s Fab Labs are currently present in sixteen(16) regions providing support and enable DTI’s Inclusive Innovation-led Industrial (I3) Strategy in the countryside by making available facilities and tapping local experts in creating new innovations nationwide.

 

Fab-Lab Directory

LUZON

RegionProvinceCity/  MunicipalityCooperator/ Name of FabLabDTI  FabLab Focal PersonFabLab Contact PersonServices
CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)BenguetBaguio CitySt Louis University Extension Institute for Small Scale Industries Foundation (SLU-EISSIF)

SSF Fabrication Laboratory – CAR
Fely Bandonill
0928-503-7089
ED Edmund Benavides (0921-304-4390)
Dean Cynthia Posadas (0918-925-3557)
FabLab Mgr Arch Donna Tabangin (0917-700-3026)
Engr Ma Corazon Ocampo (0917-501-1968)

Address:  School of Engineering and Architecture, 5F, Otto Hahn Bldg., SIRIB Center
Saint Louis University A. Bonifacio Street, Baguio City
Laboratory for large-scale prototyping, product packaging design and product simulation
NCR (National Capital Region)Quezon CityQuezon CityUP Diliman – College of Fine Arts

Digital Enabled Manufacturing for Business Enterprises in the Philippines
Mary Joy Mojica
0917-162-5927
Fortunato dela Pena Jr.
981-8732

Address: Emilio Jacinto St. Diliman, Quezon City
Rent/use of the ff equipment: 
Digital Studio services – 3D FDM printing, 3D SLA printing, 3D Scanning, CNC Laser Cutting, CNC Router
Woodworking Lab – Router table, Bandsaw, Tablesaw   
Metalworking Lab – Lathe, Welding, Milling
Plastics Lab – Vacuum Chamber, Oven, Vacuum Former  
Jewelry Lab – Gem cutting, Gem Polishing, Metal Plating   
Ceramic Studio – Kiln Firing
Marikina CityMarikina CityPhil. Footwear Federation Inc.

SSF High Value Custom Made Leathergoods – Marikina
Cecilia L. Flores
942-4228

Address: CITE Compound, #20 Russet St.,
Marikina City
Use of   Shoe Design Software, Shoe Last Design Software, Pattern Grading Software, Shoe Accessories Design Software, 3D Laser Foodt Scanner, 3-Axis CNC Router Machine, CNC Laser Cutter, Wide Format Print and Cut Printer
Pasay CityPasay CityPhilippine Trade Training Center

Digital Fabrication for the Training on Packaging and Labelling Design for Food and Non-Food Products
Deputy ED Nelly Nita N. Dillera, PTTC
(02) 8 834-1341
0956-076-1096

Address:  Philippine Trade Training Center
Roxas Boulevard corner Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue Pasay City
 
Region 1 (Ilocos Region)Ilocus SurSan IldefonsoPSHS – Ilocos Region Campus

SSF on the Establishment of Innovation Center-FabLab in San Ildefonso
PD Grace Lapastera
0917-840-4445
Dr. Ronnalee Orteza
Engr. Mark Lucas
(077) 674-1454
0918-283-5215

Address:  PSHS-IRC, Poblacion East, San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur
Packaging and Labelling design preparations/ prototypes;  Tarps, T-shirts, Mugs and Souvenir Printing;  Co working space for MSMEs.
Region 2 (Cagayan Valley)IsabelaSantiago CityLGU-Santiago City

SSF on Fabrication Laboratory – Santiago City
PD Winston Singun
0917-585-5065
Mr. Jomarcristofer B. Landingin
FabLab Manager
LGU Santiago City

0917-585-5065; 0915-588-1543

Address: DTI Santiago City, Integrated Terminal Complex, Four Lanes, Brgy. Malvar
Santiago City
Sticker and Tarpaulin Printing, Laser Printing and Cutting, ED Printing, Engraving, Embroidery
Region 3 (Central Luzon)PampangaMabalacatPSHS – Central Luzon Campus (Clark)

SSF on FabLab
PD Len Ordonio
0977-810-4981
FabLab Mgr: Joseph Soriano  (0923-439-8863)  FabLab Tech Spl Kristoffer Aguirre (0905-674-8718)  Campus Dir Theresa Anne Diaz (0920-951-4036)

Address: Lily Hill St. (in front of Goddess of Peace Shrine),
Clark Freeport  Zone (CFZ), Mabalacat City, Pampanga
1. Product Design & Development
2. Packaging and Label Design Development
3. Design Research
4. Design Promotion
5. Design and Technical Information
PampangaBacolorDon Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU)

SSF on FabLab
FabLab Mgr Robin Dimla (0943-010-0362)
Anna Liza Nacion (0908-811-5048)

Address: Integrated Research, Training and Product Design & Development Center  –
Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) Main Campus
Villa De Bacolor – Brgy. Cabambangan, Bacolor, Pampanga/District III
1. Product Design & Development
2. Packaging and Label Design Development
3. Design Research
4. Design Promotion
5. Design and Technical Information
Region 4A (CALABARZON)BatangasBatangas CityBatangas State University

Labspace for Innovation, Knowledge, Honing and Application (LIKHA) Batangas State University FabLab
ARD Marissa Argente  0918-979-8101Engr. Louie Villaverde
0921-737-6341

Address: Science, Technology, Engineering and Environment Research Hub (STEER Hub)
Batangas State University Main Campus II, Golden Country Homes, Alangilan, Batangas City
* Digital Design (2D & 3D)
* 3D Printing
* Laser Engraving / Cutting
* CNC Wood Router
* Vacuum Forming
* Large Format Printing
* CNC Metal Milling
* Training and Service
Industry Clusters: Furniture and Woodwork Industries, Glass and Acrylic Industries, Gifts and Novelty, Construction Industries, Small-scale Electronics
LagunaLos BanosUP Los Banos

Start-Ups Innovations and Business Opportunities Linkages (SIBOL) Labs
GDirector, UPLB CTTE)
0917-315-7774

Address: 3/F APEC Building, Science and Technology Park, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna
1. trainings and consultancy in product design  and development and the use of 2D and 3D modeling software and advanced technologies for prototyping various product design objects and processes;
2. Student access to advanced design technologies through offering of product design and product development courses by the University;
3. 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC cutting, color printing and cutting, package design services including thermoforming technologies; and
4. R&D and public service for MSMEs
RizalAntipolo CityAntipolo Institute of Technology

Innovation, Design, Engineering, Art Fablab
Dr. Erlinda Pefianco (President, AIT)
0917-534-2133

Address: Engineering & Technology Building I, Antipolo Institute of Technology
Marcos Highway, Sitio Cabading, Brgy. San Jose, Antipolo City
Construction
Prototyping
Research and Development
Region 5 (Bicol Region)AlbayLegazpi CityBicol University

Fabrication Laboratory
DC Dindo Nabol
0947-564-0887
Dean Jonathan Arroco
Focal Person: Jay-R Ballon
(052) 480-4595
732-7172

Address: Bicol University College of Industrial Technology (BUCIT), East Campus, Legazpi City, Albay, 4500
Product research and development
Access to digital fabrication equipment
Relevant and up-to-date training
Linkages with the fablab network

VISAYAS

RegionProvinceCity/  MunicipalityCooperator/ Name of FabLabDTI  FabLab Focal PersonFabLab Contact PersonServices
Region 6 (Western Visayas)IloiloIloilo CityIloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U)

Establishment of a FabLab and a Co-Working Space, Design and Technology Resource Center
ARD Ermie Pollentes
0917-308-0719
Ramon Alguidano Jr.
0927-511-6579
(033) 336-5201

Address: ISAT U, Burgos Street, Lapaz, Iloilo City
design,  prototyping., modeling, fabrication, consultancy training, laser cutting/engraving, tarpaulin printing/cutting, metal cutting, wood routing, lathe and milling machining, embroidery, welding and other related services, electronics, intrumentation, control and robotics
Region 7 (Central Visayas)CebuCebu CityUP Cebu

SSF for Enabling the Creative Industry in Cebu with Innovative Public Service Facilities
Joenero Bollozos
0915-840-7583
Dean Palmy Tudtud
(032) 232-8187 loc 302
0917-369-5014

Address: University of the Philippines Cebu, Lahug
Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines
– Ideation / Prototyping
– Research and Development
– Access to digital fabrication equipment
–  Trainings, Seminars, Workshops
CebuCebu City CTU Main Campus (CTU Funded0Marivic Aguilar
0917-549-7006
Dr Jorelyn Concepcion
0998-564-6752
 
CebuBogo CityLGU-Bogo

Digital Fabrication Technology (DigiFab) in LGU Bogo
Roger (Rodge) A. Toñacao Digifab LGU-Bogo Focal 09173802399 / rodge1109@yahoo.com

Address:  Negosyo Center Building, Bogo City Hall Road, Bogo City, Cebu
 
CebuArgaoCTU Argao

SSF for the Digital Fabrication Laboratory (Fablab) in CTU-Argao
Dr. Jorelyn Concepcion
Director, University Extension Services                              
0998-564-6752 / dancing4art@yahoo.com

Address:  Isidro Kintanar St, Argao, 6021 Cebu
 
CebuTuburanCTU Tuburan

SSF on Product Innovation Through Vacuum Forming Machines for Cebu Fablabs and Digifab
Siegfred Mendoza
Fablab Manager
0966-740-6345 / siegfriedism@gmail.com

Address:  CTU Tuburan Campus,  Barangay 8, 6043 Poblacion, Tuburan, Cebu
 
CebuDanao City CTU Danao

SSF for the Digital Fabrication Laboratory in Cebu Technological University (CTU) – Danao Campus (FabLab CTU-Danao)
Christine Omela Ocampo
Fablab Manager
0917-550-0141 / ocampo.cov@gmail.com

Address:  Central Nautical Hwy, Danao City, Cebu
 
BoholTagbilaran CityFablab Bohol (BISU)

SSF for the Digital Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) in BISU Candijay Campus
Jerome Gabin
0916-771-5988
Dean Zina Sayson
FabLab Mgr  Jerome Manatad
0929-355-2752

Address: BISU Main Campus, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
– Ideation / Prototyping
– Research and Development
– Access to digital fabrication equipment
–  Trainings, Seminars, Workshops
Negros OrientalDumaguete CityFabLab Negros Oriental (NORSU)Anton Gabila
0927-804-3031
Engr Johann Malonggo
0997-066-6874

Address:  Capitol Area, Kagawasan Avenue, Dumaguete, 6200 Negros Oriental
 
SiquijorLarenaFablab Siquijor (SSC)

SSF for Digital Fabrication (mini fablab) & Rapid Prototyping Center
PD Angeline Gonzalez      0917-300-5812Meljoven Looc  (0956-590-5683)
Masay Degrano (0917-112-5034)

Address:  Siquijor State College, Siquijor Circumferential Road, Larena, Siquijor
 
Region 8 (Eastern Visayas)LeytePaloPSHS – Eastern Visayas Campus

Fabrication Laboratory SSF
PD Badet Corsiga
0917-102-3375
Campus Dir Erick John Marmol
SSF Coordinators:Cyrill Tapales / Francis delos Reyes                                         
0950-752-8822

Address: Philippine Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC)
AH26 Brgy. Pawing, Palo, Leyte
1. Research and development
2. Integration in the curricula and training modules of the 21st century skills
3.. Workshops/seminars on new technological advancements
4. Rapid prototyping needs of MSMEs
5. Digital Print Solutions and Design Embedded Systems

MINDANAO

RegionProvinceCity/  MunicipalityCooperator/ Name of FabLabDTI  FabLab Focal PersonFabLab Contact PersonServices
Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula)Zamboanga CityBaliwasanZamboanga Polytechnic College

Zamboanga City FabLab
Julijon J. Jo
0916-182-8816
Mr. Einar Palma/ FabLab Manager 
 0997-9036-979

Address: Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College, Normal Rd., R.T. Lim Blvd., Baliwasan, Zamboanga City
– Prototyping
– Research and Development
– Computer-aided Design
– Short-run Production
–  Provision of Trainings
Zamboanga del NorteDapitan CityJose Rizal Memorial State Univeristy (JRMSU)

SSF for Fabrication Laboratory
Dr.  Daylinda Luz Laput (President) 
(065) 908-8294
0917-724-1100

Mr. Andrew B. Gallemit
FabLab Manager
gallemitandrew@gmail.com
0999-464-1577

Address:  Gov. Guading Adaza Street,  Santa Cruz,  Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
– Computer-aided Design
– Prototyping
– Short-run Production
– Research and Developmnet
Zamboanga del SurPagadianJosefina H. Cerilles State College

SSF for Fabrication Laboratory
Joniel L. Calibo Manager/Fablab Manager
0946-895-8847

Address:  JHCSC Pagadian Annex, Pagadian City
– Computer-aided Design
– Prototyping
– Short-run Production
– Research and Developmnet                      –  Provision of Trainings
Region 10 (Northern Mindanao)Lanao del NorteIligan CityMindanao State University – IIT (MSU-IIT)

Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab)
Jill Maestre
0917-846-9057
 FabLab Manger Lemuel Clark Velasco
0935-868-8933

Address:  RM 122, Level 1, College of Engineering, MSU-IIT, A-Bonifacio Ave., Iligan City
Laser Cutter
Small CNC Milling Machine
Shopbot CSC Router/Milling Machine
Vinyl cutter
3D Printer
Roland Versa CAMM Printer/Cutter
3D Printer
Wood Lathe
Region 11 (Davao Region)Davao CityDavao CityUniversity of Southeastern Philippines (USEP)

Fabrication Laboratory
Ariel Nengasca
0917-127-0476
Dr Norman Blancia (Dean, College of Technology)        (082) 227-8192
0905-314-4592

Address: College of Technology – USEP
Iñigo St., Bo. Obrero
Davao City
Printing tarps and stickers, design making, 3D printing services, embroidery services, laser cutter and engineering designs.
Region 13 (Caraga Region)Butuan CityAgusan del NorteCARAGA State University

FabLab in Caraga
ARD Gae Tidalgo
0917-304-9729
Dr Anthony Penaso (President)
Engr. Ronieto Mendoza
0917-775-3300
(85) 341-2786

Address: Mechatronics Bldg., Caraga State University
Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City
3D Modelling  and Designing
Machine Workshop/Training
Consultation
Tarpaulin Printing
Vinyl Printing
Laser Cutting and Engraving
Wood Cutting and Engraving
Metal Cutting and Engraving
3D Printing

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For more details or any other concerns, you may contact or visit the nearest DTI Regional/Provincial Offices.