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

The Future of Manufacturing

Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) continues to set its sights on where Additive Manufacturing is headed. Having invested more than $4 million since it began, CAMDT is anticipating future manufacturing needs and is a training playground for developing the skills to manage those needs.

CAMDT funding to support additive manufacturing

Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) received $2 million grant for 3D printing research to explore multi-material additive manufacturing. The significant grant came through federal and provincial funding and industry support.

Artistry meets Engineering

Canadian artist, Oliver Tiura, partnered with Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) to produce a sculptural exhibition entitled 'Eternal Bronze meets 3D Printing'. The results are nothing shy of impressive!

Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy at CAMDT

SCETA (Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy) partnered with Sheridan's CAMDT to launch a Dual Education Program last year which focused on enhancing training and career-start programming to include the offer of paid tuition and work rotations in various Siemens business units. In May 2016, a second class began with students from the University of Waterloo, McMaster University, University of Alberta, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Mohawk College.

CAMDT is playing a pivotal role in this unique program by providing an advanced manufacturing training in robotics, subtractive and additive manufacturing using a hands-on approach that aligns with Siemens Germany's learning methodology. Sheridan is proud to be selected by Siemens as a training partner in the Dual Education Program.

Sheridan's School of Mechanical and Electrical Technology is the only school in Canada which has been licensed by Siemens Berlin to offer Level 1 and 2 training in preparation for the Mechatronics Systems Certificate.

2016 OCE Discovery with Yumi

Sheridan's School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Technology was pleased to showcase CAMDT's YuMi Robot during the Discovery Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) event on May 9th & 10th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Joined by the Centre for Elder Research, the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology's Chemical Engineering Labs and the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT), CAMDT represented Sheridan with flying colours.

Contact Us

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies 

Dr. Farzad Rayegani, P.Eng, FEC
Associate Dean, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and Technology
Director, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)

Contact CAMDT for more information

Farzad Rayegani

Research Areas

CAMDT research:

  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing) and rapid prototyping 
  • Automation (Robotics and flexible manufacturing systems)
  • Mechatronics and Embedded systems (Real-time process control and monitoring; Context-aware systems)
  • Electrical power and Sustainable energy systems
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing (Advanced Machine Learning)
  • Manufacturing Management (Productivity improvement through Lean manufacturing)

CAMDT equipment:

  • ABB Robotics: 18 robots, work cells, software and controllers
  • Rapid Prototyping: An interactive technology for product design and presentation
  • Integrated Robotics Solutions (IRS): Robotics, and applied research and development solutions for SMEs
  • Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory (IESL): Lab instruction about energy sources, energy storage and grid connection
  • Water Jet Technology:  Dynamic cutting equipment controlled by a cnc program and servo motors using flowcut and flowpath software