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Rapid Prototyping Studio

Tools for Digital Manufacturing and Prototyping

Last updated on May 31, 2022

Summer Hours:
By Appointment ONLY. Please email
Appointments can only be made Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

Fall/Spring Semester Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm
Friday 8am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-8pm

Note* CNC access hours are different, please visit the CNC tool page for more information

Laser Cutter
Main Building
SF Campus

Current Students, Faculty, and Staff may reserve and use any of the tools in the Rapid Prototyping Studio after completing a tool safety orientation.

Due to academic program needs and the large volume of students that this space supports, the Rapid Prototyping Studio is not available to for alumni access.

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Cody McCabe

Digital Fabrication Studios Operation Manager

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Kushal Jhaveri

Rapid Prototyping Graduate Student Assistant

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Shubhangi Chuhadia

Rapid Prototyping Graduate Student Assistant

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Giovanni Jauregui

Rapid Prototyping Studio Manager

About the Rapid Prototyping Studio

The Rapid Prototyping Studio is a prototyping and fabrication space enabled by computerized machinery. Tools include CNC Laser Cutters/Engravers, 3D Printers, a Vinyl Cutter, and CNC Routers.

Covid Informational Links:

CCA's COVID-19 Prevention Plan

CCA Return to Campus: Maximum Impact, Minimum Contact

Specializing in These Materials

  • Acrylic
  • Cardboard
  • Cloth
  • Fabric
  • Glass
  • Masonite
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Plywood
  • Rubber
  • Stone
  • Wood

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Users must attend an orientation to be allowed access to any of the equipment in the Rapid Prototyping Studio. A full list of currently scheduled orientations will be listed on the calendar posted to this page. Orientations will not be scheduled during the final 4 weeks of the semester to accommodate student use of the equipment. There are 2 types of orientations:

Open Orientations: Any user (student, staff, and faculty) may attend an "open" orientation, which are scheduled frequently throughout the semester. Sign ups for Rapid Prototyping Studio orientations are NOT required. To attend, please be on time and sign in on the attendance sheet; users who are more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed to attend.

Class Orientations: A class orientation is a private or closed orientation organized by a faculty member for their students in a specific class. The RPStudio requires a minimum of 1 weeks notice to attempt to schedule your classes orientation. Faculty may request to schedule a "class" orientation by submitting this Rapid Prototyping Studio Orientation Request Form