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


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!

Glen Forest STEM Conference 2017

Janet Bedard and student Rahul Amirthaganesan attended the Glenforest Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) conference on May 25th. Quite possibly the largest student run STEM conference in North America, Glenforest STEM organizes Conferences and events to make students aware of the educational and career pathways in STEM fields.

Over 1500 high school students participated in the 2017 STEM conference. Rahul, formerly a student at Glenforest, took his STEM learnings to the next level when he chose to attend Sheridan after meeting the Drone team at last year's STEM conference. This time, Rahul was on the opposite side of the booth showcasing Sheridan drones as a student researcher. Rahul is currently researching with the commercial drone research team under Dr. Vahid (Dan) Mashatan.

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!