Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping (RP) technologies (including those colloquially referred to as 3D printing) include methods of producing models directly from a computer-aided design (CAD) program. These technologies use a computer-driven, additive process to print solid three-dimensional models one layer at a time.

ARC manages advanced RP machines available for students, faculty, and staff. These machines are meant for parts that cannot be easily purchased or produced using other on-campus resources. For more information on using the advanced RP machines, read the rapid prototyping guidelines and visit the WPI Rapid Prototype Machine Sharepoint site.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023