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

Drip-Free Fueling Nozzle

DRAM Innovations Inc. collaborated with CAMDT’s research team to develop a Fuel Nozzle prototype that would provide a “Drip-Free” fueling experience. Using state-of-the-art technology in CAMDT’s lab, the team created a combination of interior nozzle enhancements to create a responsive nozzle that would stop the flow of gas.
This research project, led by Dr. Victor Bravo, developed a creative way to reduce leakage by combining an aluminum fitting and a ball bearing made of tungsten. With a solid foundation in place, an innovative device called the Fuel Nozzle Drip Retainer was created. The nozzle drip retainer is a device that attaches to the end of a regular gas nozzle. Drops from the fuel nozzle of a consumers’ gas tank would be recycled so that otherwise wasted fuel would be used by the next consumer in line.

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.