Welcome to the Rapid Prototyping Centre

The Rapid Prototyping Centre provides high quality 3D printing, circuit board manufacturing, and laser cutting to students, staff and faculty, with a focus on undergraduate students and design teams at the University of Waterloo. 

Let us help turn your ideas into reality.

3D Printing 

  • Two in-house production grade fused deposition modelling 3D printers
  • At cost production 
  • Short turn around times
  • For more information visit 3D Printing.

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacturing

  • Tabletop PCB milling and drilling machine, along with via through-plating machine in order to create PCBs of one to two layers
  • At cost production
  • 4 day turn around time
  • For more information visit Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing.

Laser Cutting

  • CO2 laser with 28" x 40" cutting bed
  • Completely free cutting service, just bring your material to E5 2002
  • Materials available for purchase at the E3 machine shop and RigidWare in E7
  • Capable of cutting up to 1/2" acrylic, 3/8" plywood, and various fiberboards

Why use the Rapid Prototyping Centre?

Turning ideas into a 3D printed part is a simple and easy process. Take a look at this video to see the benefits of coming in to E5-2002 for a print.