Sheridan’s Engineering Capstone projects are an opportunity for students in their final year of an engineering technology or degree program to apply all of their knowledge and skills to create a practical, applied solution to a real world problem. Each year, over 35 student teams work together to design, build and showcase their projects that include advanced technologies such as Additive Manufacturing, Energy, Robotics, Automation, the Internet of Things and Advanced Electrical Devices.
Student teams work in Sheridan’s state-of-the-art Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) and utilize the Robotics lab, 3D Printing Centre, Energy and Mechatronics labs, and more. Faculty mentors and industry partners support the students through their learning journey and are so proud of their accomplishments. Each year in December, Capstone teams showcase their projects to their peers, Faculty, government and industry leaders.
A great example of a Capstone partnership emerged from Siemens and Inoprod. We’re so excited to announce that one of our 2019-2020 Engineering Capstone groups won first prize in the Electromechanical category for their work in Process Simulate Manufacturing. Through partnership with Siemens and Inoprod, the Capstone group created a 3D rendering to visualize equipment installation and support their design choices. An assessment of the machine was performed to verify the code on a digital twin.
Process Simulate is a digital manufacturing solution to verify manufacturing processes in 3D. This enables speed-to-market by validating manufacturing concepts virtually, and optimizating and commissioning complex manufacturing processes, which ultimately results in a higher quality of production.