Technology Access Centre for Aerospace and Manufacturing (TACAM)

Red River College of Applied Arts Science and Technology, Winnipeg, Manitoba
What the facility does

Conduit for innovation, supporting the aerospace and manufacturing sectors by providing access to technological assets, applied research expertise and specialized training

Area(s) of Expertise

The Technology Access Centre for Aerospace and Manufacturing (TACAM) supports the aerospace and manufacturing sectors by providing access to Red River College’s technological assets, specialized facilities and equipment, and subject matter expertise. Industry benefits through applied research, support for product development, technology evaluation and demonstration, technical support, knowledge and technology transfer, and specialized training.

TACAM’s areas of innovation expertise include:

  • Advanced manufacturing and materials
  • Smart Factory / Learning Factory
  • Manufacturing Automation and Robotics
  • Rapid prototyping technologies
  • Non-destructive inspection
  • Physical and computer-based simulations
Research Services
  • 3D design, modeling and simulation
  • Additive manufacturing (metals, polymers and composites)
  • Advanced welding (laser and arc processes)
  • Manufacturing automation and robotics
  • Manufacturing systems control, sensors and electromechanical systems
  • Composite part manufacturing
  • Composite tooling design and manufacturing
  • Design of experiment and process optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Industrial scale prototyping
  • Laboratory/pilot scale prototyping
  • Manufacturing process design and development
  • Measurement, inspection and alignment
  • Non-destructive inspection
  • Performance monitoring and analysis
  • Product design and development
  • Reverse engineering
  • Technology validation and transfer
Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Clean technology
  • Defense and security industries
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
  • Transportation

Specialized facility 

Equipment

Function

Smart Factory

 

Okuma Laser Ex Series MU 5000V Hybrid Additive Manufacturing System

 

Smart Factory

Creaform 3D Metrology High-Speed Laser Scanning System

 

Smart Factory

AON-M2 High Temperature Polymer and Composite 3D Printer

 

Smart Factory

Automation Systems (FMS 200, HAS 200 and ITS 200)

 

Smart Factory

Sawyer Collaborative Robot

 

Smart Factory

Universal Robots – UR10

 

Smart Factory

Ridgeback Omnidirectional Platform

 

Smart Factory

Boxer Autonomous Factory Vehicle

 

Smart Factory

Industrial networking system

 

Smart Factory

Data acquisition and control systems

 

Smart Factory

ABB Flex Robotic Training Work Cells

 

Smart Factory

Motoman MH5

Training robots

Smart Factory

FANUC LR Mate 200iC

 

Smart Factory

Motoman Dual-Arm SDA 10D

 

Smart Factory

Motoman MH6

Welding robot

Smart Factory

ABB IRB 120

6 axis robot – for flexible and compact production

Smart Factory

Baxter Robot Platform

Research robot

Smart Factory

Eddie Robot Platform

Research robot

Smart Factory

MIG robotic welding training cell

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding

Smart Factory

High-speed imaging systems

 

Model Factory Machine Shop

Haas Vertical CNC Mill

Mini Mill, vf1, vf2, Horizontal

Model Factory Machine Shop

TL Lathes

Computer numerical control (CNC)

Model Factory Machine Shop

SL20 Bar Feeder

Computer numerical control (CNC)

Model Factory Machine Shop

SL20 APL

Computer numerical control (CNC)

Model Factory Machine Shop

SL20

Computer numerical control (CNC)

Model Factory Machine Shop

SL10

Computer numerical control (CNC)

Model Factory Machine Shop

Lathes

Manual machining

Model Factory Machine Shop

Milling machines

Manual machining

Model Factory Machine Shop

Surface grinders

Manual machining

Model Factory Machine Shop

Cylindrical grinders

Manual machining

Model Factory Machine Shop

Gas High Heat Furnace

 

Model Factory Machine Shop

Gas Tempering Furnace

 

Model Factory Machine Shop

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM): Mitutoyo CMM & Profile Projector

Inspection

Model Factory Machine Shop

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM): Brown and Share CMM Optical Comparator

Inspection

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Advanced Robotic CMT Welder

Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welder

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Manual Nd: YAG Laser

Laser

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Robotic CO2 Laser

Laser

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Laser-MIG Hybrid Welder

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Laser

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Diode Laser

Laser

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Plastic Laser Welding System

Laser

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Micro TIG welder

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Industrial cold spray system

 

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Industrial Robots

 

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Leading and trailing edge robotic compressor blade profiling system

 

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Robotic welding seam tracking

 

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Digital X-ray tomography

 

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Fortus 400mc 3D Printer

 

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Chemical Vapour Deposition/Flouride ion Cleaning

 

Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training (CATT)

Metallurgy lab

 

Centre for Non-Destructive Inspection (CNDI)

5-axis Gantry LaserUT® NDI System

 

Composites Model Factory

Contamination controlled area shop

 

Composites Model Factory

AGFM CNC Cloth Cutter

 

Composites Model Factory

CNC 5-axis router

Enables the automated trimming of composite parts and the shaping of core material and plugs for composite tooling. Can effectively trim complex shapes and parts.

Composites Model Factory

Ovens

For curing composite parts

Composites Model Factory

Heated Platen Press

This automated press uses high-pressure, closed form molding processes for composite materials. Eliminates the need for an expensive autoclave.

Composites Model Factory

Environmental Booth

A clean environment for trimming and repairing large composite parts

Composites Model Factory

Paint Booth

For all paint applications

Composites Model Factory

Ultrasonic, Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI)

Non-destructive inspection

Composites Model Factory

Magnetic Penetrant Inspection (MPI)

Non-destructive inspection

Composites Model Factory

Laser Ultrasonic Testing (LaserUT)

Non-destructive inspection

Composites Model Factory

Virtek Optical Layup Template Projector

Our Optical layup template projector (OLT) projects the outline of ply shapes using a laser beam and is used in our aerospace composite layup industry

Composites Model Factory

Sheet metal shop

Metal/engine-specific

Composites Model Factory

Gas turbine repair and overhaul shop

Metal/engine-specific

Composites Model Factory

Avionics shop

Metal/engine-specific

Composites Model Factory

Large aircraft hangar

Metal/engine-specific

Composites Model Factory

Stores

Metal/engine-specific

Title

URL

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