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Welcome to the Rapid Prototyping Centre!


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 laser-cutting template

RP Centre AutoCAD laser-cutting tutorial

AutoCAD laser-cutting template

RP Centre CNC Mill tutorial

Facilities and equipment

  • Trotec Speedy 500, 120 watt CO2 LASER cutter/engraver 48" x 27"size bed
  • Stratasys uPrint SE Plus FDM printer, featuring ABS build material and soluble support material.  Build envelope: 8" x 8" x 6" (203mm x 203mm x 152mm)
  • Solidscape 3Z Pro Wax 3D printer. This printer uses wax as a build material and soluble support material.  Build envelope: 6" x 6" x 4" (152mm x 152mm x 101mm)
  • Next Engine Laser Scanner: Multi-laser, full colour, precision 3D scanner
  • Techno LC Series 4896 3-Axis CNC Router. Max material size: 48" x 96" x 4"
  • Objet 30 Pro Polyjet 3D printer. High resolution printing in UV catalyzed resin with manually removed gel support material.  Build envelope: 11.81" x 7.87" x 5.9" (300mm x 200mm x 150mm)

Services and pricing

Laser cutting/engraving
Maximum Size- 48" x 27"
File formats- .AI / .EPS / .DXF
uPrint SE Plus FDM 3D printing
Maximum size: 8" x 8" x 6"
File Format- .STL (Stereolithography)


$10/inch ³ build material

$10/inch ³ support material


3D scanning
Maximum size: 6" x 6"
Larger sizes may be accommodated
upon approval.
3 axis CNC milling
Maximum size: 40" x 48" x 4"
File format: .STL/ /DFX/ .AI

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

Wax 3D Printing
Maximum size: 6" x 6" x 4"
File format: .STL

$2.00/gram of build material
$1.85 for support material

All services are subject to a $6 setup fee.



Hours of operation

As part of the Fabrication Studio Renovations the Rapid Prototyping Centre will be relocated to MCA 314 until January 2020. View the Fabrication Studios Renovation Details for more information.

Please contact with any additional questions.

Contact information

Darrell Currington - On leave
416-977-6000, Ext. 589
Office: 130