NOTE: The Rapid Prototyping Centre will be closed from March 17, 2020 until further notice. 



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 3/8" acrylic, 1/2" 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.