Camosun Technology Access Centre (CTAC)

Camosun College

Camosun’s Technology Access Centre provides product development and process improvement services to Vancouver Island based manufacturers. We help companies adopt advanced manufacturing technologies and are a key link between the manufacturing sector and Camosun’s students and faculty.

Advanced manufacturing

Areas of Innovation Expertise

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • 3D Scanning
  • Composites Tooling and Parts Manufacturing
  • Productivity Enhancement & Automation
  • Technology and Human Performance

Point of Contact:

Imtehaze Heerah
Manager, CTAC
Phone: (250) 370-4688

Mailing address:

Camosun Technology Access Centre (CTAC)
Camosun College
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria, British Columbia
V9E 2C1

Technical and Business Services

Design Services

Digital Media & Web Solutions

Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

Problem solving

Product testing

Project management

Proof of concept

Rapid prototyping / 3D printing

Technology & workflow consultation

Technology development

Technology evaluation / validation

Advanced welding support for product development

Components/parts fabrication

Concept ideation & design review

Customized machining (including laser machining)

Facilitation service (introduction)

Field trials/Simulation

Literature reviews

Scientific and technological monitoring

Scientific report writing

Testing Services


Applied Research and Development

3D design & rapid Prototyping


Concept validation

Cost avoidance

Design of Experiment

Laboratory/pilot scale prototyping

Non-destructive inspection

Pre-commercialization 3D Printing services

Product Design & Development

Product Re-design & Improvement

Reverse Engineering

Technology validation and transfer

3D Scanning


Composite part manufacturing

Composite tooling design and manufacturing

Human Factors Studies

Industrial scale prototyping

Manufacturing process design and development

Performance monitoring and analysis

Process optimization

Provincial and federal grant proposal development

Robotics and automation and imaging



Corporate on-site & in-house training

Design, development, and delivery of customized training

Interactive Workshop Sessions

Train the trainer

Connections to co-op placement opportunities

Curriculum development

Training planning


Technology Diffusion

Customized technology demonstrations

Evening speaker series

Networking events

Presentation of results at conferences

Field site product demonstration

Industry-specific events & symposia

Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners


Inventory of Specialized Equipment

  • Viper Si2 SLA Rapid prototyping machine
  • Fortus 400MC FDM Rapid Prototyping machine
  • Carbon Fibre printer
  • CMS
  • Matsuura MX-520 5-Axis CNC Machining Centre
  • Omax 60120 5-Axis waterjet cutter
  • White Light Scanner
  • GoScan 20, GoScan 50, Creaform laser scanner
  • ABB IRB 140 Welding Robot with Fronius Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welder
  • ABB IRB 120 Robot with Cognex vision system
  • Universal Robot UR10 arm
  • Manual Fronius CMT Aluminum Welder
  • Condor VC Weiler High Precision Toolroom Lathe
  • TROTEC SP1500 – 200W CO2 Laser Cutter
  • MVP Tooling Compound Applicator for Composites
  • Miscellaneous testing equipment
    • Infrared camera, tensile tester