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Arts, Crafts, & Technology Micro-manufacturing Centre
The Arts, Crafts & Technology Micro-manufacturing Centre (ACTMC) is located in Inuvik, Northwest Territories (NWT), and serves communities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) and the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA). The objective of the ACTMC is to provide a fully-equipped and resourced space where the region’s artists can merge traditional methods and materials with modern technologies and production techniques in order to grow their small businesses and pursue existing and emerging economic opportunities.
The ACTMC provides the equipment access, technical expertise, training, and research services clients need to develop their businesses. The centre provides a focal point for skills and economic development within the growing northern knowledge economy. The centre provides access to small and medium scale manufacturing and crafting equipment, appropriate facilities for the work and, through partnership, the business development supports required our clients' needs.
The centre is located at 65 Veteran’s Way in Inuvik NT and serves the communities of the Beaufort Delta. To date, ACTMC has delivered training and provided equipment access in Tuktoyaktuk, Fort McPherson, and Ulukhaktok.
The ACTMC has the following equipment available including training on all equipment and software:
- Direct colour UV printing
- CNC milling
- Laser engraving
- 3D printing
- Vinyl cutting
- Complete carpentry shop
- Silk screening
- Adobe Illustrator
- Computer lab with design software (Adobe Illustrator, V-Carve Pro, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software)
The ACTMC offers workshops, training, and materials/methods research supports on all equipment in the centre.