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

Sheridan and Coca-Cola partner on fabrication of protective cashier shields for Ontario small businesses

Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) and Coca-Cola are marking the launch of a partnership that addresses the needs of small, independently owned businesses looking to improve the consumer confidence in their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using state-of-the-art equipment at CAMDT, a Sheridan team has rapidly fabricated protective countertop shields for distribution to businesses in need across Ontario.

Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technology Face Shield Assembly Guide

CAMDT has partnered with the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD) to create an instructional video for PPE! Professors Meredith Thompson and Doug Whitton from Sheridan’s Interaction Design Program created this helpful video to show the assembly of “origami’ style faceshields that were designed in collaboration with #TEDA at UofT.

Sheridan team uses cutting-edge technologies to create PPE for frontline healthcare workers

At the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), a team is putting its industry-leading technology to work as part of the #SheridanHelps Initiative.


SONAMI and its Partner Institutions are engaged in special projects that contribute to the fight against COVID-19 Virus. If you have an initiative that will directly support the goals of preventing the spread and supporting the treatment of those who are already ill, please contact us immediately to explore this opportunity.

Innovate with the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies

The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) connects industry, curriculum and applied research. The Centre provides innovation support to their industry partners, fostering collaboration.

2020 CSA Group Academic Challenge

The CSA Group Academic Challenge is an annual competition that engages undergraduate students in the world of standards.

The Academic Challenge connects future leaders across multiple areas of study with the world of standards to help them discover their impact on everyday life. We encourage students to participate and share their research and perspectives about industry practices.

Museum Exhibit in Quebec City Exploring the Digital Revolution Features the Work of Sheridan Students

The Musée de la civilisation officially opens a new exhibition called Head in the Cloud on Nov. 28, 2019 in Quebec City, featuring an installation designed and programmed with the help of an interdisciplinary team at Sheridan.

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 CAMDT is a part of a network of colleges and one university, who, through their respective Research and Innovation Centres, are collaborating with small- and medium-sized companies to turn innovations into commercialized products.

SONAMI leverages faculty, students and state-of-the-market equipment, together with funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, to support manufacturing in southern Ontario.

Research Areas & Equipment

  • Additive Manufacturing

    3D scanning and prototyping, Metal and plastic printing and finishing, Design

  • Simulation & Modelling

    Computational flow dynamics, Finite element analysis, Process simulation, Advanced 3D modelling

  • Digital Fabrication

    Multi-axis CNC, Waterjet cutting, Laser cutting, Metrology

  • Automation

    Advanced robotics, Process design and optimization, Sensor integration

  • Design

    Product design and optimization, Reverse engineering

Additional Information


Partner with CAMDT

Sheridan College has a framework for applied research activities guidelines for usage of resources as well as project management support for researchers and industry partners.

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