Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)

CAMDT is a 40,000 sq ft 'technology playground' for students, manufacturers and industry partners to explore highly specialized manufacturing and design equipment. CAMDT is a learning environment for students and a testing platform for local manufacturing and industry; a facility where students, industry partners and faculty experts come together to learn, apply, collaborate and innovate.


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

Make IT Secure: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

Canada’s manufacturers are leveraging digital technologies in all aspects of their businesses, and to an unprecedented degree. In this new manufacturing landscape, business leaders and cybersecurity professionals are being asked to protect manufacturing processes, IP and supply chains from cyber threats.

This one day conference will bring together leaders from Canada’s manufacturing sector with thought leaders in cybersecurity and Canadian policy makers to learn about the emerging threats and how Canadian manufacturing firms can effectively tackle cyber risks.

Smart Manufacturing for a Connected World

Harness the power of industry 4.0! Join ReMAP for Smart Manufacturing for a Connected World Workshop & Seminar in Brampton. Be there to connect with manufacturers in Brampton and hear from industry guests on successful implementation of digital manufacturing technologies.

Secure limited seating by registering!

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!

A Simplified Intersection for Smart Cities

A research partnership led by Dr. Shirook Ali helped transform the traffic industry with intelligent design. Stinson Owl-Lite, a major player in the traffic management industry, and the team from Sheridan College developed a prototype ‘smart intersection head’ for field testing to address the challenges of road safety, traffic congestion and traffic volumes.

The “smart intersection,” which has eyes via cameras and a brain through analytics and data processing, will be clever enough to make decisions in real time, before you even pull up to the intersection. It will see emergency vehicles on their way or whether a group of people need more time to cross and minimize traffic jams.

This partnership was made possible thanks to funding received by the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a Niagara College-led consortium funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), a single-window approach to supporting manufacturers’ research and development needs.


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!