Virtual Manufacturing Centre (VMC) was established in 2002 by the support of Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Manitoba Provincial Government, and Faculty of Engineering at University of Manitoba. It has the capability to:

Explore new approaches to support the VR-based product design and manufacturing, such as to investigate the standardization and simplification of VR systems, develop intelligent VR interface and strategy for sharing of VR facilities;


Conduct VR-based industrial applications, such as product design, 3D printing and prototyping, product assembly and sustainable evaluation to improve the quality of products, shorten time to market, and reduce expense in the product development;  
Extend VR and simulation research in other areas such as health care improvement and tissue engineering.  
Develop research collaborations and partnerships.  

Phone: 204-474-6843 Fax: 204-275-7507
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
University of Manitoba