Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)

CAMDT exemplifies Sheridan’s leading role as a hub connecting industry, curriculum and applied research. The Centre links companies of all sizes to Sheridan’s advanced manufacturing expertise and equipment, and allows them to explore these tools with the help of Sheridan faculty and students.


CAMDT allows Sheridan College and its collaborators to address the challenges of the manufacturing industry while developing graduates with the skills and practical knowledge to make an immediate and positive impact on the workforce.

CAMDT connects Sheridan's technology and manufacturing partners, local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and students in manufacturing excellence.

CAMDT Highlights

High Fidelity Medical Models

In collaboration with ADEISS (Additive Design in Surgical Solutions Centre) and the Ontario Veterinary College, Sheridan’s CAMDT research team, led by Dr. John Phillips, used 3D metal printing to create customized medical implants.

The group developed a retrospective series of surgical devices through the use of animal medical imaging data and the medical segmentation software Mimics. Patient specific cranial implants were designed for 5 different retrospective cases of canine patients with different cranial defects. A new process was developed for determining the tumor margin, transferring that information into CAD software and creating an offset margin on the 3D reconstructed skull.

This research project leveraged advanced design technologies and 3D printing to create new possibilities for surgical interventions in the treatment of cancer. The story of Patches, the massive tumor on her skull, and the 3D printed implant that saved her life made national and international headlines with coverage by the New York Times, TIME, CNN, Boston Globe, NBC, on BBC, the Globe and Mail, CBC News, CTV News, Yahoo News and the National Post.

Women in 3D Printing

Attention all 3D printing enthusiasts, come join local Women in 3D Printing ambassador Samira and Vesna, every month, in Toronto, Canada. RSVP is free but required in order to attend our events. Please select the date you're interested in below and register via our partner Eventbrite.

The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) will be hosting a Women in 3D Printing event on Wednesday July 17th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Capstone Projects 2019

The School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Technology invites you to join us in helping to educate future engineering technologists by providing a project for our senior-level "capstone" projects course. The projects should be in the areas of Robotics, Machine vision, PLC’s, and other electromechanical and mechanical engineering and design aspects. Our Capstone course will be offered in the Fall semester (September – December 2019).

If your company is interested to engage in such practice which is expected that both industry partner and students benefit from the outcome, please fill out the form below and submit before July 31 by email to:

Andy Alubaidy, PhD, P.Eng.
Professor, Capstone Projects Lead
T: 905 459 7533 x5524

Sheridan brings home six medals from Skills Ontario 2019

This years Skills Ontario Competition at the Toronto Congress Centre on May 6-8 resulted in six medals in five categories for Sheridan. The annual event bringing 20,000 attendees had 20 Sheridan students in the competition, six of which won in categories including Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Web Design and Development and more. Two of these students from FAST will be representing Sheridan at Skills Canada later this month as a part of Team Ontario. Sheridan also took home second place in the Large Booth category for the booth featuring various interactive activities.

Thank you to everyone who made this year such a huge success, from faculty members who coached the students, the students who participated and gave it their all, as well as support staff and faculty for making the booth such an inviting and interactive space for students to visit and learn.

Michelle Chretien in Sheridan Curiosities 2019

Representing CAMDT again, Michelle Chretien’s work as CAMDT’s Director was the focus for a recent article on the Sheridan Curiosities blog. Michelle is an expert on everything CAMDT, and shares the details about everything from new tech equipment, diversity in the field and the applied research projects coming out of CAMDT. Michelle plays a key role in matching students with real-world industry partnerships, where students practice their skills and get ready for the workforce. Thanks Michelle for bringing light to all the amazing work that CAMDT does!

Michelle Chretien in The Pointer 2019

Michelle Chretien, Director of CAMDT was featured in an article from The Pointer, highlighting Sheridan’s place in the industry and Michelle’s impressive experience in CAMDT. The article dives deep into the role Sheridan plays in connecting students and faculty to work with manufacturing business partners and various projects under the CAMDT roof. Faculty member Srinivas Ganapathyraju was also featured in this article for his collaboration with student Carlos Paez for the Savaria Concord Lift project, funded by FedDev Ontario.

Thanks to Michelle and everyone at CAMDT for helping raise Sheridan’s profile within the industry!


Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) with partners Niagara College, McMaster University’s McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) and Mohawk College’s Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre (AMRC), have joined together to create the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI).

From prototype development to production planning and production automation, SONAMI partners have capabilities in the specializations of Additive Manufacturing, Flexible Manufacturing, High Productivity Manufacturing and Industrial Internet.

Electric Vehicle Challenge

Congratulations to the Mechanical Engineering students who participated in the Waterloo Electric Vehicle Challenge on May 27th. Not only is Sheridan pioneering college level involvement in this challenge being the second College to compete, but they took first for the 24v College-level race, and placed 8th overall.

Already thinking of improvements, Electronics and Computer Engineering students are looking at putting an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi in place of a smaller, more efficient motor.

Special thanks to Lawrence Porter, Electronics Engineering Technician, for his help in pulling the Electrical Vehicle Challenge together. And congratulations to everyone who was involved in this awesome undertaking!