Who We Are

The Centre for Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, CDIAM, is a centre of excellence at the CMU which provides Industry 4.0 technologies namely Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Industry Automation, Industrial Internet-of-things, 3-D Modelling, Simulation and Testing, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

Our research and development focus is using digital technology and industry leading hardware platforms to advance Jamaica and the Caribbean into the 4th industrial revolution.

Our mission is to be "A centre of excellence (COE) & competency centre for Simulation, Modeling, Additive Manufacturing & Digital Transformation."

Our vision is to "Transition the country into the 4th Industrial Revolution – Cyber Physical Systems and New Manufacturing."

Why Use the CDIAM?

The CDIAM is the first and only innovation centre in Jamaica that offers Industry 4.0 software and hardware technology including Additive Manufacturing, 3-D Modelling and Design, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Predictive Analysis. Though located in Jamaica, the CDIAM is a global centre incorporating partners and clients from across the world. Industry software from around the world was incorporated into the centre from top partners including Siemens, Autodesk and SSI. Additional software platforms delve into the Industrial Internet-of-Things, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Robotics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

The CDIAM is the home of the most sophisticated fleet of Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D Printers in Jamaica and also houses R&D on Designing and Building. No other entity in Jamaica offers specialized services such as 3D printing on this scale or within this scope as the CDIAM. It is also the only centre that is entrenched in research and development within the ambit of a maritime university.

3D Modeling

3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing


Director's Message

Erica Simmons

Executive Director

What a wonderful time to be alive. We are in the age of a new shift in technology called the 4th Industrial Revolution. Driven by artificial intelligence, robotics and 3D Printing to name a few, the 4th Industrial Revolution is opening up a world of opportunities in every part of the world.

It is during this transformation which has widely been forecasted to be the largest wealth creation opportunity in the history of our planet, that we as a nation - Jamaica, the region, and the Caribbean can make a giant leapfrog in to the developed world.

Here at the Centre for Digital Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing at the Caribbean Maritime University, we are leading the way in the Caribbean in the acquisition and deployment of Industry 4.0 technologies.

We are making the investment to bring these capabilities to the region because there has never been a better time to leverage this shift in technology to drive our regions digital transformation.

Norman Anderson is an additive manufacturing engineer at the CDIAM and is responsible for managing the additive engineering process using slicing software. His work leads us to explore new manufacturing methods and techniques for 3D Printing. He holds a degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from Caribbean Maritime University.

Norman AndersonAdditive Manufacturing Engineer

Richard Clarke is a design engineer at the CDIAM where he is responsible for digitizing customer concepts using parametric computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) applications. He holds a degree from the University of Technology and is using his specialisation in electronics to research Co-Bots and their applications in the factory.

Richard ClarkeDesign Engineer

Mr. Miller is a hardware engineer responsible for operating and maintaining the additive manufacturing machines at the centre. He holds a degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from the Caribbean Maritime University and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in industrial systems engineering.

Dayne MillerHardware Engineer

Shamar Morgan is the Data Scientist for the CDIAM. He is responsible for projects that require data modeling, data journalism and analytics using machine learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Embedded Systems design from the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Shamar MorganData Scientist

A turbomachinery enthusiast and specialist, Mr. Pearson is a design engineer who uses his talents in mechanical engineering modeling and simulation to work on a variety of projects in the CDIAM. He has a passion for fluid systems and is currently finishing his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Dujon PearsonDesign Engineer

Roxanne Brown

Nicholas KitchinMarketing Officer

Dehanroy Mitchell

Ronald Vosdellen

Davae Wanliss