Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC)

Selkirk College, Trail, British Columbia
What the facility does

Apply new technologies to workflows, prototype new designs, reverse engineer critical parts, find advanced technology solutions and enhance manufacturing processes.

Areas of expertise

Located in Trail, BC, the Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC) is a multi-disciplinary centre facilitating unique innovative research, technology application, training and collaborative investigative opportunities such as advanced manufacturing, advanced computing and Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis. With over $2 million in specialized equipment, our technical experts are ready to help you realize your dreams.

Research services

The Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC) offers a suite of research and development and advanced manufacturing services including: 

  • 3D printing (including metal) 

  • 3D scanning (objects and models) 

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality 

  • Metrology 

  • Business Services 

  • Advanced computing 

  • Advanced manufacturing 

  • Rapid prototyping

  • Reverse engineering 

  • Process optimization (custom equipment and manufacturing workflows) 

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Analysis 

  • Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or drones 

  • Machine learning 

  • Data science 

  • Data management 

  • Big data and analytics 

  • API development and integration 

  • Cloud computing 

  • Software development 

  • Internet of Things (IoT) 

  • Computer vision 

  • Robotics 

  • Electronics 

  • Experimental design 

  • Physics 

  • Climate science  

  • Customized training 

Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Specialized lab



Metrology Lab

Hexagon (ROMER) Absolute Arm RS8

Portable CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) Arm with the Geomagic Suite software.

Metrology Lab

Creaform HandySCAN 700 3D Scanner

Portable metrology-grade 3D scanner with an accuracy of 0.025mm.

Metal Shop

HAAS VF-2 Vertical Mill

High-performance 40-Taper 3-axis CNC Vertical Mill with high-power and direct-drive spindle for high productivity.

Metal Shop

HAAS ST-20 Lathe

Heavy-duty CNC Turning Center with extreme rigidity and high thermal stability for high precision control.

Metal Shop

Omax MAXIEM 1515 Abrasive Waterjet

Abrasive Waterjet Cutter machine for high-precision cutting of any material.

Wood Shop

ShopBot PRSalpha CNC router

With full-sized gantry for high volume production in digital fabrication of wood, plastic, aluminum, etc.

Wood Shop

ShopBot 5-Axis CNC router

For machining soft materials such as soft woods, foams, ABS, etc.

Wood Shop

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw (ICS51230 5HP 1PH 230V)

Industrial and heavy-duty cabinet table saw with 52” industrial T-glide.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab

Stonex S900 GNSS Receiver

Fully GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) integrated receiver.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab

GeoSLAM ZEB Horizon handheld LiDAR scanner

Handheld mobile terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanner used in areas with poor GPS.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab

Phoenix Scout-32 LiDAR scanner

UAV LiDAR system for light vegetation and medium-range scanning.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab

DJI Zenmuse H20T Thermal Camera

Quad-sensor solution with radiometric thermal camera and integrated LRF (laser rangefinder) for drone applications.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab

Parrot Sequoia Multispectral Sensor

For precision agriculture mapping with RGB, Red-Edge and Near-Infrared bands.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab

MicaSense Dual Camera Imaging System

Integrated 2 five-band spectral camera for advance remote sensing and vegetation research applications.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Lab

DJI Drones (6)

  • Mavic Mini

  • Phantom 4 Pro

  • Matrice 300 RTK

  • Matrice 600 Pro (M600 Pro)

Professional drones.

Print Lab

Intamsys Funmat Pro 410 Industrial 3D Printer

Industrial FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printer for high-performance and engineering material (PEEK, ABS, etc.).

Print Lab

Formlabs Form 2 SLA 3D Printer

Desktop SLA (Stereolithography) 3D printer for high-definition resin prints.

Print Lab

Markforged Mark Two Carbon Fiber Composite 3D Printer

Continuous fiber composite 3D printer for producing engineered reinforced parts with carbon fiber, nylon, Kevlar, etc.

Print Lab

ExOne Metal Designlab by Rapidia Metal 3D Printer

For creating bound metal or ceramic rapid prototypes and end-use parts.

Print Lab

Speedy 400 (120 Watt) Laser Engraver and Cutter (2)

High-performance laser engraver and cutter for prototyping and digital fabrication.

  • AC Global Systems
  • Austin Engineering
  • D-Pace
  • Fenix Advanced Materials
  • Green Light Solutions
  • Hydrophyll Systems
  • I/O Design & Engineering
  • Kalesnikoff Mass Timber
  • Kodiak Measurement Services
  • Mercer Celgar
  • Swipe Fashion
  • Teck’sTrail Operations
  • Twente Additive Manufacturing
  • XL Quality Industrial Services



Selkirk College Advanced Manufacturing.

Selkirk College Advanced Computing.

Topography optimization: Collaboration between Twente Additive Manufacturing and Selkirk College

From concept to prototype: STAC delivers on recent projects.

Selkirk Innovates delivering results for rural British Columbia.

SCOLR (Selkirk College Online Repository) - Selkirk Innovates.

Tempus 3D expands its Additive Manufacturing service offering with Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC) collaboration agreement.