Centre for Smart Mining

Cambrian College

Sudbury, ON


Traditionally, the mining sector has lagged in adopting technology. Deviation from established practices is often viewed as unduly expensive.

Based in the international mining capital of Sudbury, Canada, The Centre for Smart Mining (CSM) de-risks and demystifies new technologies. Hundreds of companies are seeking entry to the mining sector and the CSM can be their gateway.

The CSM facilitates new technology adoption in the mining sector. We focus on mining technology companies as a main client base and the mining end users. Our areas of expertise include: digital technologies, underground communications, alternative tailings treatment technologies, and battery powered and connect mining vehicles.

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CSM Steve Gravel

Steve Gravel
Manager, Centre for Smart Mining




CSM Mike Commito

Mike Commito
PhD, Director, Applied Research




1400 Barrydowne Rd, Sudbury, ON P3A 3V8

Services offered in: English

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  1. Technology Development
  2. Pilot Demonstration
  3. Proof of Concept
  4. Underground Vehicle Design and Development
  5. On-vehicle Technology
  6. Battery Electric Vehicles
  7. Advanced Data Analytics
  8. Mechanical and Electronics Engineering
  9. Competitive and Market Analysis

Previous Research Projects:

  • Underground 3D Cavity Scanner Design and Development
  • Digital Risk Analysis for Connected Vehicles using Machine Learning
  • Smart Cube Market Research and Competitive Analysis
  • Battery-Electric Drivetrain Development
  • Battery-Electric Personnel Carrier Testing
  • A Digital Lockout Solution for Pneumatic Systems
  • Crusher Feed Optimization Using Machine Learning
  • IoT Database and Dashboard for Ventilation Control
  • Finite Element Analysis for Underground Mining Vehicle
  • Comparative Workflow Analysis for Underground Scanning Technology
  • Wearable Technology for Underground Miner Health Monitoring
  • 3D Photogrammetry Platform for Industrial Spaces

Fields of projects:

  • Underground Electronics and IoT Development
  • Predictive Data Analytics
  • Battery electric Vehicle Technologies
  • IoT and Digital Solutions for Mining
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services
  • Market and Competitive Analysis


  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Data
  3. Information and Communications Technology
  4. Mining


Equipment Function
HP 580 3D Printer Rapid 3D prototyping with multiple colors
Large Volume Modix 3D Printer 3D printer with 1m cubed build capacity.
DMG Mori 5 Axis CNC Milling Machine Part manufacturing machine for production and prototypes.
Multicam 5000 Series CNC Waterjet Cutter Designed to cut through nearly any type of plate material at a variety of thicknesses
OTS Climactic Test Chamber Used to test electronics and other parts in a variety of climactic conditions.
Volterra Desktop PCB Printer Prints single or two layered boards. Ideal for custom electronic components and prototyping
Electronics/IoT Development Lab Various electronics prototyping equipment to develop custom IoT solutions
GoScan Spark 3D Scanner Quickly and easily scans 3D parts for design, development and prototyping
Leica BLK 360 Scanner Rapid 3D space scanner for physical space scanning such as undergrounf mining tunnels
Solidworks Premium 3D solid modeling software for Kinematic motion simulation, Structural validation (FEA), Routing of pipes and tube
Eagle PCB Design Software Printed circuit board layout software
  • Clickmox Solutions Inc.
  • Centric Mining Systems
  • Shyft Inc.
  • FVT Research Inc.
  • Deltion Innovations Ltd.
  • Ionic Mechatronics
  • Minetell
  • FiComm Technologies
  • Rockmass Technologies
  • RockTech
  • XPS: A Glencore Company
  • Sofvie
  • Laurentian University