Turning your ideas into reality

Why use the Rapid Prototyping Centre?

The Rapid Prototyping Centre (E5-2002) provides high quality 3D printing and laser cutting to students, staff and faculty at the University of Waterloo. Whether you are an undergraduate student working on a fun side project to a design team member preparing for a big competition, we have the tools to help.

Now Offering Desktop 3D Printing

  • Seventeen available desktop 3D printers: 13 Prusa i3 MK3S+, 4 Prusa Mini+
  • First-come first-served basis
  • In person only

Laser Cutting

  • CO2 laser with 28" x 40" cutting bed
  • Parts can be ordered online using the laser cutter request form
  • Materials provided by the centre if available (for large cuts bring your own material)
  • Capable of cutting 1/4", 1/8" acrylic and 1/8" fiberboard & plywood


Production Grade 3D Printing 

  • Two Fortus 360mc 3D printers, one Makerbot Method X
  • At cost production 
  • Short turn around times
  • For more information visit 3D Printing and print guidelines

Free to Use Circuitry & Electronics Workbench

  • Soldering Stations
  • Multimeters
  • Reflow Oven
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Waveform Generators