DOST unveils 1st 3D-printed monument of Jose Rizal

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To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the death of Filipino National Hero Jose Rizal, the DOST in partnership with the National Historical Commission unveiled a 12-feet tall, 3D-printed monument named “Rizal the Filipino Scientist” in the DOST Compound in Bicutan, Taguig City.

The 3D-printed sculpture is the first of its kind in the country. It was created by UP Diliman College of Fine Arts Professor Jose Manuel Sicat. The monument can withstand up to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake and 330 kph winds.

The monument was 3D-scanned and 3D-printed at the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) of the DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) in less than 2 months.

According to DOST, “Rizal’s 3D statue is a tribute by the DOST to the life and legacy of Rizal and his contributions to the country especially in the field of science. The project to commemorate Rizal on his 125th martyrdom anniversary is a joint undertaking of the DOST-MIRDC, the DOST-NRCP, and the DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute.”

DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, said that ““It is my hope that our Filipino youth will look up to this monument and will say gusto ko maging katulad ni Jose Rizal, matalino at may pagmamahal sa bayan. As I said Dr. Rizal did not do science for his own sake and to receive recognition, he did it for the sake of others. He did Science for the People.”

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Arfal, A. M. V. (2021 December 30). Rizal the Filipino scientist 3D-printed monument inaugurated at the DOST. Link

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