MTEC Laboratory

About Us

        Automation is an essential element for several productions today, where manufacturers are facing a high competitiveness in product quality to make their products accepted worldwide. Besides improving product quality, utilizing advanced technology in productions also helps reduce production costs, which provides advantages to manufacturers and allows their products to be competitive in the world market. Currently, the production industry Agricultural and food Industry in Thailand has been importing machines, tools, and advanced production systems controlled by computers to improve its production processes. The value of the imports is several billion baht per year. However, there are still a number of manufacturers in Thailand, especially those who are small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), who cannot afford to have the imported advanced production systems. The obsolete production systems prevent those SMEs from entering or staying in the world market. Moreover, a free-trade system that encourages international trading extends the severity of the competitiveness from international trading to domestic trading.


        The import of high-cost advanced production systems and the necessity to raise the capability of SMEs lead to the necessity for the research and development of automation systems. This will support the sustainable development of the production industry based on the concept of self reliance. The Automation and Mechatronics Laboratory at The National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) has been established to support the development of the production industry in Thailand by applying the knowledgein automation systems and mechatronicsto solve problems and improve production systems.