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Rapid Prototyping Centre

Overview

The Rapid Prototyping (RP) Centre at OCAD University is located in Room 130, 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 endeavours will not be permitted.

Tutorials and templates

RP Centre Adobe Illustrator laser-cutting tutorial 

Illustrator laster-cutting template

RP Centre AutoCAD laster-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
  • Dimension BST 1200 ES Fused Deposition Rapid Prototyper: Outputs models in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) & polycarbonate mixture in a 10" x 10" x 12" build envelope
  • 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: 48" x 96" x 3" max size
  • Object 3D Pro Polyjet 3D Printer with a 11.81" x 7.87" x 5.9" build envelope

Services and pricing

Laser cutting/engraving
Maximum Size- 48" x 27"
File formats- .AI / .EPS / .DXF
$1/minute
FDM 3D printing
Maximum size: 10" x 10" x 12"
File Format- .STL
$18/inch ³
3D scanning
Maximum size: 6" x 6"
Larger sizes may be accommodated
upon approval.
$35/scan
3 axis CNC milling
Maximum size: 40" x 48" x 4"
File format: .STL/ /DFX/ .AI
$30/hour

Polyjet high-resolution 3D printing
Maximum size: 11.81" x 7.76" x 5.9"
File format: .STL

$0.75/gram of build material

$0.33/gram of support material

All services are subject to a $6 setup fee.

 

 

Hours of operation

The Rapid Prototyping Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: During the month of August, the Rapid Prototyping Centre will only be open on Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Schedules are subject to change. Please check studio door for any updates on schedule changes. 

Contact information

Darrell Currington
Technician
416-977-6000, Ext. 589
Office: 130
dcurrington@faculty.ocadu.ca