Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing


The Technology Access Centre for Aerospace and Manufacturing (TACAM) enables organizations to carry out their proof-of-concept and technology validation before investing in new technologies. We offer three types of services:

Applied Research and Development  |  Technical and Business Services  |  Training and Technology Diffusion

Applied Research and Development

Low capital risk applied research support.

Put our cutting-edge resources and expertise to work on your research project. We aim to help improve your organization’s processes, products and services so that you can thrive in today’s marketplace—and prepare for tomorrow’s.

Product and process development requires dedication, resources and technical expertise. TACAM provides teams of research professionals, faculty and students to support innovation. Industry benefits from College expertise and dedicated human resources.

Don’t have a research team?

We can put one together for you by drawing from our own expertise and that of our partners.

List of Applied Research and Development Services

Our applied research and development capacity includes:

  • 3D design, modelling 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

We can also help point you in the right direction for accessing:

  • Grants/funding opportunities
  • Manitoba-based integrators
  • Other providers and centres of expertise

Technical and Business Services

Matching technology solutions and company’s operational capabilities.

Take advantage of our expertise, facilities and technologies using our fee-for-service activities. We provide technical services to support your manufacturing and aerospace activities. We’re also equipped to assist you with commercialization services.

List of Technical and Business Services

  • Assistance with product development and commercialization
  • Components/parts fabrication
  • Manufacturing process review
  • Reverse engineering
  • Concept ideation and design review
  • Customized machining (including CNC and laser machining)
  • Design services
  • Mechanical testing
  • Facilitation service (introduction)
  • Field trials/simulation
  • Non-destructive inspection (NDI)
  • Performance monitoring and management
  • Printability testing and analysis
  • Proof of concept
  • Scientific and technological monitoring
  • Scientific report writing
  • Technology and workflow consultation
  • Technology evaluation/validation
  • Provincial and federal grant proposal development
  • Report preparation on R&D results

Training and Technology Diffusion

Have access to Red River College Polytechnic’s network of expertise.

As organizations innovate by integrating new technologies, equipment, processes and products, learning becomes critical to realizing the benefits of that innovation. We offer flexible, best-in-class and cost-effective learning solutions led by industry-experienced instructors.

Knowledge dissemination during technology validation improves industry’s chances of success in operating newly adopted processes.

List of Training and Technology Diffusion Services

Our training services include:

  • Connections to co-op placement opportunities
  • Corporate on-site and in-house training
  • Curriculum development
  • Design, development and delivery of customized training
  • Interactive workshop sessions
  • Needs assessment and gap analysis
  • Training planning
  • Train the trainer

As part of our mandate to deliver on knowledge transfer, we also offer:

  • Customized technology demonstrations
  • Field site product demonstration
  • Industry-specific events and symposia
  • Networking events
  • Open houses – testing facility and personnel
  • Participation at trade shows and other venues with or on behalf of partners
  • Presentation of results at conferences
  • Publishing in peer-reviewed literature
  • Rental of space and equipment
  • Seminars and workshops

We train across a wide variety of topics. Some examples include:

  • Composite Fabrication and Assembly courses
  • Composite Repair courses
  • CNC Operator (Mill or Lathe) and CNC Programming Courses
  • Operating Robots, Programming Robots
  • Welding – evaluating of ability, gap training, training plan, robotic welding
  • Quality inspection and NDT/NDI
  • Project management
  • Other custom solutions