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The Rapid Prototyping (RP) Centre at OCAD University is located in Room 130 at 100 McCaul St. The facility offers OCAD U students and faculty access to full-service, high-capacity rapid prototyping services at reasonable costs. Featuring the latest technologies, the RP Centre has the ability to produce functional prototypes, presentation models, casting patterns and production parts in a variety of materials, as well as the capability to digitize physical objects through 3D scanning processes. The technical staff working in the space are highly skilled in file manipulation, post-processing and finishing. For more information, contact the RP Centre at 416-977-6000, Ext. 589. You must be a registered OCAD U student or faculty member to use these facilities. These facilities are intended for curriculum based projects only. Commercial endeavors will not be permitted.

Tutorials and Templates

RP Centre Adobe Illustrator Laser Cutting Tutorial 

Illustrator Laser Cutting Template

RP Centre AutoCAD Laser Cutting Tutorial

AutoCAD Laser Cutting Template

RP Centre CNC Mill Tutorial

Facilities and Equipment

  • Trotec Speedy 500: Large scale: 200 watt CO2 laser cutter/ engraver with a 48" x 27" bed
  • PowerSHARP Laser Engraver: 60 watt laser with a 24" x 19" bed
  • Dimension BST 1200 ES Fused Deposition Rapid Prototyper: Outputs models in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) & polycarbonate mixture
  • 3D Systems ProJet HD3000 Multi Jet Modeling Rapid Prototyper: Outputs high definition models in ultra-violet catalyzed epoxy resin
  • Roland MDX-20 3D Mill/Bump Scanner
  • Creaform Handyscan EXAscan Laser Scanner: Hand-held, high resolution, self-positioning direct to .STL file 3D laser scanner
  • Next Engine Laser Scanner: Multi Laser, full colour precision 3D scanner
  • Techno-Isel 3 Axis CNC Router: 40" x 48" x 4" max size

Hours of Operation

During summer months, the RP Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Darrell Currington

416-977-6000, Ext. 589
Office: 130

Services and Pricing

Laser Cutting/ Engraving
Maximum Size- 48 x 27 in
File Formats- .AI / .EPS / .DXF
MJM 3D Printing
Maximum Size- 11.75 x 7 x 8 in
File Format- .STL
$28/inch ³
FDM 3D Printing
Maximum Size- 10 x 10 x 12 in
File Format- .STL
$18/inch ³
3D Scanning
Maximum Size- 6 x 6 in
Larger sizes may be accommodated
upon approval
3 Axis CNC Milling
Maximum Size-  40 x 48 x 4 in
File Format- .STL/ /DFX/ .AI

All services are subject to a $6 setup fee



The shops and studios are now closed for the summer.

The first day of the new academic year is: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014.

Please check back soon for updated schedules!


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