Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8th PDMEX 2017 - The Philippines' Largest Metalworking Show Shines Brighter Than Ever


PDMEX 2017


August 23, 2017, The 8th Philippine Die & Mould Machineries and Equipment Exhibition (PDMEX 2017) opened at the World Trade Center in Pasay City with simple ceremonies led by Bgen. Charito B. Plaza MNSA, Phd Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and Mr. Robert O. Dizon, Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC).



PDMEX 2017 Guests of Honor 
Bgen. Charito B. Plaza MNSA, Phd Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
Mr. Robert O. Dizon, Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC)
This biennial event organized by the Philippine Die and Mold Association (PDMA), brought together allied leaders and stakeholders in the industry, which discussed the latest technology and practices that guide the development of die- and mold-making around the world.

"Lined up activities included bigger exhibition space, showcasing latest products & machineries; innovative state-of-the-art product launching and presentations; wide array of topics at the technical seminar; and touching base between suppliers and buyers," said Mr. Greg A. Oliveros, PDMEX, Vice-Chairman.

To date, PDMEX is considered the Philippines' largest and focus metalworking show.

Mr. Louie T. Fuster, PDMEX, Chairman
The Die and mold is the "backbone of any industry," said Mr. Louie T. Fuster, PDMEX, Chairman. "It is the key to all process in manufacturing," he added, noting that "everything people encounter" --- from IC MOLDS for the electronic industry, automotive parts, plastic moulds and dies for plastic bottles and various plastic parts in different industries, medical instruments and equipment, including farming implements for the agricultural industries. Die casting and forging for the automotive transmission parts also goes through the process of die and mold design and processing.

"In other countries, they have different specialties, from design to die and mold making, to sampling of actual product.

The Department of Trade and Industry noted that recent studies show that the Philippines tool and die industry is "about 3-5 years behind" in development compared to its peers.

PDMEX 2017

That is why our group has been very active in personnel training so that local producers may be able to cope up with the demand in terms of expertise in die and mold making," added Mr. Oliveros.

Die and mold industry and education experts are working to develop special courses on die and mold engineering in order to further develop the industry in the Philippines.

"We're in the process where we are upgrading everything from facilities and equipment. We do benchmark ourselves with countries like Japan, Singapore, Thailand and even Western countries.

PDMEX 2017 (L-R) Greg Oliveros, Robert O. Dizon, Charito B. Plaza, Philip C. Ang,  Jimmy T. Chan, Luis Antonio Fuster
Photo shows the balloon bursting ceremonial led by Bgen. Charito B. Plaza MNSA, Phd Director General of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and Mr. Robert O. Dizon, Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) and assisted by officers of PDMEX 2017 Steering Committee, Luis Antonio Fuster, Chairman and Greg Oliveros Vice Chairman, Jimmy T. Chan, Chairman, Government Relations Committee and Philip C. Ang, President, PDMA. 
PDMEX 2017


About PDMEX

PDMEX show series continuously holds the reputation as the best platform for industry movers and shakers to meet, exchange ideas, showcase state-of-the-art products and services, among others.  The last series, PDMEX 2015 illustrated these data that catapulted to the show’s success:

► 7,491 trade visitors and buyers coming from different industries and neighboring countries
► 11,000 sq.m. exhibition space occupied by 162 registered participating companies by   over 300 local and foreign exhibitors
►23 countries experienced the success of PDMEX 2015
► Nineteen (19) quality seminars held at Seminar rooms, Amorsolo and Joya, of World Trade Center located at 2nd Floor which attended by over 1,323 attendees.

The skills in the current die and mold industry, is expected to further get a boost this year with the 8th Philippine Die & Mould Machineries and Equipment Exhibition (PDMEX 2017).


More Photos of PDMEX 2017

Laser Pipe Cutter

Plasma Cutter

Laser Sheet-Metal Cutter

Hi-Tech CNC Machines

Measuring Instruments

Water Jet Cutter


Computerized Milling 

Computerized Lathes 

3D Scanners

Laser Cutting

Laser Pipe Cutter

3D Scanning

CNC Machine





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