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Awareness Level on Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Technology in the Province of Bataan

Publisher: Bicol University
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In this paper, the level of awareness of the academic community and industries in the Province of Bataan regarding the 3D printing technology was determined. Specifically, it aims to assess the perceived knowledge of the respondents from the academe, industry and government agencies about the existence, working principles, applications and benefits of 3D printing. Survey Questionnaires were administered to three-thousand and one (N=3001) participants composed of students, faculty and administrators in secondary and tertiary institutions, industry representatives, and Local Government Unit (LGU) Department Heads in the Province of Bataan, Central Luzon, Philippines. The responses were obtained and analyzed. Results indicated that in terms of the awareness on 3D printing technology, mostly “have heard” about it, however, majority (~97%) do not know its working principle and only ~41% know the applications of 3D Printing. Majority of the respondents expressed strong interest to learn more about 3D printing. While less than 50% of the teachers and school administrators surveyed showed interest in buying/using 3D Printers. Also, majority of the respondents expressed willingness to buy 3D printed products in general. Science 3D Models had the highest response as to the beliefs of the school faculty and administrators in reinforcing learning concepts particularly in the secondary level while 3D printed machines is higher among college teachers and administrators. Majority of the respondents expressed that 3D Printing will become a mainstream practice within the next 5 years. It can be expected that the awareness level will keep increasing not only in the province but also in the country especially now that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has established 3D printing research and development facilities in several parts of the country as it aggressively promotes the additive manufacturing / 3D printing industry in the country.


Jesselyn D. Mortejo
Flora D. Canare
Cristina G. Rivera
Consuelo G. Cruz
Gerald S. Robles
John Ryan C. Dizon

additive manufacturing
3D printing
technology
survey
awareness

July 21, 2022
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