Rapid Prototyping Lab

AUP Room B95 (main lab) and AUP 189 (3D printer) - email uwmrplab@uwm.edu

The rapid prototyping lab at the UWM School of Architecture offers students and professionals access to a number of tools and resources aimed at computer‐aided prototyping and model making. Laser cutting and 3D printing constitute the base of these tools and are supplemented with tutorials, material samples, and other prototyping equipment.

Below are links to important documents which outline details such as the RP Lab's Policies, Material List for the laser cutters, Job Request Forms, etc. Please remember that you must first download the job request form(s) before filling them out, saving, and then sending them as an email attachment.

General Policies Download Arcobat Reader

Materials and Color Charts Download Arcobat Reader

Job Request Form ‐ Laser Cut Download Arcobat Reader

Job Request Form ‐ 3D Print Download Arcobat Reader

RGB Color Settings Download Arcobat Reader(PDF:77k)
Use to convert colors in Illustrator to AutoCAD colors. Our machines only recognize AutoCAD’s RGB color configurations, thus they will not work with any other configurations. If we receive submissions with non-AutoCAD configurations we will have to reject them.

How-to Set up Laser Cut with Illustrator
includes RP Lab Illustrator Template
SARUP Zip File (ZIP: 549k)

How-to Set Up Laser Cut with AutoCAD
includes RP Lab AutoCAD Template
SARUP Zip File (ZIP: 525k)

These documents and more information can also be found on our Facebook page

User Agreement: By submitting a job to the UWM RP Lab, you are acknowledging to have read and agreed to all UWM RP Lab policies and procedures. Failure to comply with these policies will result in loss of placement in queue or potential suspension from use of the lab.

If you have any questions about the RP Lab's services, please email uwmrplab@uwm.edu or stop by the RP Lab (AUP B95) and speak directly with one of the technicians.