Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

Rapid Prototyping Lab

About


The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Rapid Prototyping Lab was made possible by a substantial gift of $750,000 by the Ford Motor Company in 1995. The purpose of the MechSE RP Lab is to allow students access to current manufacturing technologies in their course work, independent projects, and research. The RP Lab is used heavily by courses in the engineering mechanics and mechanical engineering curriculum, including:

ME 170: Computer-Aided Design
ME 270: Design for Manufacturability
ME 370: Mechanical Design I
ME 371: Mechanical Design II
ME 470: Senior Design Project

How To Print a Part


1. Create a STL

Using your favorite CAD software output your part as a STL (STereoLithography) file.

2. Get a Quote

Enter your part volume for a quote on how much your part will cost to print.

3. Create a Ticket

Upload your file and generate a ticket to put your part in the queue.

4. Pick it Up

Come claim your part at the lab or we can ship it to you!

Contact Us


Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
MEL Room 1230
105 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

M-F 9a-4p

mechse-rplab@illinois.edu