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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

The Rapid Prototyping Centre is open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday

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

Contact information

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