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 labEquipmentFunction
Metrology LabHexagon (ROMER) Absolute Arm RS8Portable CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) Arm with the Geomagic Suite software.
Metrology LabCreaform HandySCAN 700 3D ScannerPortable metrology-grade 3D scanner with an accuracy of 0.025mm.
Metal ShopHAAS VF-2 Vertical MillHigh-performance 40-Taper 3-axis CNC Vertical Mill with high-power and direct-drive spindle for high productivity.
Metal ShopHAAS ST-20 LatheHeavy-duty CNC Turning Center with extreme rigidity and high thermal stability for high precision control.
Metal ShopOmax MAXIEM 1515 Abrasive WaterjetAbrasive Waterjet Cutter machine for high-precision cutting of any material.
Wood ShopShopBot PRSalpha CNC routerWith full-sized gantry for high volume production in digital fabrication of wood, plastic, aluminum, etc.
Wood ShopShopBot 5-Axis CNC routerFor machining soft materials such as soft woods, foams, ABS, etc.
Wood ShopSawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw (ICS51230 5HP 1PH 230V)Industrial and heavy-duty cabinet table saw with 52” industrial T-glide.
Geographic Information System (GIS) LabStonex S900 GNSS ReceiverFully GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) integrated receiver.
Geographic Information System (GIS) LabGeoSLAM ZEB Horizon handheld LiDAR scannerHandheld mobile terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanner used in areas with poor GPS.
Geographic Information System (GIS) LabPhoenix Scout-32 LiDAR scannerUAV LiDAR system for light vegetation and medium-range scanning.
Geographic Information System (GIS) LabDJI Zenmuse H20T Thermal CameraQuad-sensor solution with radiometric thermal camera and integrated LRF (laser rangefinder) for drone applications.
Geographic Information System (GIS) LabParrot Sequoia Multispectral SensorFor precision agriculture mapping with RGB, Red-Edge and Near-Infrared bands.
Geographic Information System (GIS) LabMicaSense Dual Camera Imaging SystemIntegrated 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 LabIntamsys Funmat Pro 410 Industrial 3D PrinterIndustrial FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printer for high-performance and engineering material (PEEK, ABS, etc.).
Print LabFormlabs Form 2 SLA 3D PrinterDesktop SLA (Stereolithography) 3D printer for high-definition resin prints.
Print LabMarkforged Mark Two Carbon Fiber Composite 3D PrinterContinuous fiber composite 3D printer for producing engineered reinforced parts with carbon fiber, nylon, Kevlar, etc.
Print LabExOne Metal Designlab by Rapidia Metal 3D PrinterFor creating bound metal or ceramic rapid prototypes and end-use parts.
Print LabSpeedy 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.