Rapid Prototyping Facilities
The uOttawa Richard L'Abbé Makerspace and the Brunsfield Centre are central to the “making” part of the design cycle. Students can use the rapid prototyping facilities towards their multidisciplinary capstone projects, functional capstone projects, their Master’s in Entrepreneurial Engineering Design project, and towards transforming engineering research from across the Faculty into engineered products. The rapid prototyping facilities offer our students the opportunity to appreciate the complimentary nature of virtual and physical design. In the context of entrepreneurial engineering design, the imperative to design and develop prototypes and refine them with great agility based on customer/user feedback is even more pronounced. The Chair’s objective is to ensure the integration of the rapid prototyping facilities within the curriculum.