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

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 Industry 4.0: Leveraging Data for Competitive Advantage in Manufacturing

More and more companies are integrating smart technologies into their manufacturing process in order to gain deeper insight into their operations. Through the collection and analysis of data, manufacturers can better manage efficiency, engage in preventative maintenance, and identify new business models and opportunities. However, for many small and medium sized manufacturers, getting practical information on how to collect and leverage data can be a challenge.

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.

2020 Faurecia Biosensing Safety Challenge

The Faurecia Biosensing Safety Challenge is looking for novel sensors, software, and other technologies which can detect at least one sign, symptom or biomarker of a stroke, heart attack or diabetic event of a vehicle passenger.

One grand winner will be awarded $25,000 USD as well as the opportunity to collaborate on future projects with Faurecia – a $20B, global tech company

Deadline: February 28, 2020 @ 11:59 pm EST

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.