Rapid Prototyping Center

The RPC is home to numerous state-of-the-art 3-D printing, laser cutting and Computer Numerical Controlled milling machines. The Rapid Prototyping Center provides creative services for faculty and students who need to build models in support of the design and research efforts. Faculty and students partner with center staff during the model development process then schedule the use of the rapid prototyping machinery that includes providing the final CAD model. 

The facility is located in room 5212, just inside the main entry from the south, or campus-side of the complex. It is highly visible, allowing visitors and passerby to view the projects being produced through large windows.

Equipment available in the RPC includes:

  • Bridgeport VMC 1000 vertical machining center with 23 station tool changer and 44” x 20” inch table.
  • Komo VR 510 S Series Router. 5’ x 10’ cutting area with Fanuc driver, 12 station tool changer, and 30 HP vacuum hold-down.
  • Epilog 36EXT Laser Engraver. Accommodates cutting of thin materials and etching and engraving processes up to 24” x 36” in size.
  • XYZ PartPro 350 xBC 3D powder printers. Both printers can produce color output within a build area of 350 × 222 × 200 mm
  • uPrintSE ABS Extrusion 3D Printer. 300(x) 450Y dpi with a .010 inch z layer thickness prints in off white ABS plastic. 8” x 6” x 6” build volume.
  • Formlabs Form 2 stereolithographic resin 3D printer.  .001-.004 resolution. 5.7” x 5.7” x 6.9” build volume.