Welcome to the Rapid Prototyping Centre

The Rapid Prototyping Centre provides high quality 3D printing 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 

Laser Cutting

  • CO2 laser with 28" x 40" cutting bed
  • Parts can be ordered and paid for online using the laser cutter request form
  • Materials provided by the centre when you pay for your order
  • Capable of cutting 1/4", 1/8" clear acrylic and 1/8" fiberboard
  • Laser Cutting Prices
    1/8" Fiberboard 1/8" Acrylic 1/4" Acrylic
    $2.00 per square foot $4.50 per square foot $6.50 per square foot

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.