Rapid Prototyping Center 

 

The Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC) at the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare (INGH) provides Mount Sinai researchers and clinicians with in-house design and fabrication services to facilitate the rapid development of novel tools, devices, and 3D models. It also serves to accelerate the prototyping of devices for commercialization by innovators working in and with Mount Sinai. The center is composed of four Primary spaces: Design and Fabrication Lab, Machine Shop, Assembly and Post-Processing Lab, and Electronics Lab, as well as several small project rooms, office and conference rooms.

Design and Fabrication Room has 2 high-powered PCs and 2 iMac 5K workstations for running CAD/CAM software such as Solidworks for 3D design of models, the first step towards prototyping a device. Four 3D printers of differing technologies as well as a laser cutter provide the ability to easily fabricate models and functional parts for a wide range of applications.     

Design and Fabrication Room has 2 high-powered PCs and 2 iMac 5K workstations for running CAD/CAM software such as Solidworks for 3D design of models, the first step towards prototyping a device. Four 3D printers of differing technologies as well as a laser cutter provide the ability to easily fabricate models and functional parts for a wide range of applications. 

 

 

The Machine Shop hosts a 4-axis CNC Mill as well as a wide array of hand and power-tools for fabricating custom parts from a large selection of plastics and metals.     

The Machine Shop hosts a 4-axis CNC Mill as well as a wide array of hand and power-tools for fabricating custom parts from a large selection of plastics and metals. 

 

 

The Processing and Assembly Room has a wide range of equipment and materials for post-processing 3D printed parts, finishing prototypes with adhesives and coatings, applying Parylene coating to parts, and casting silicone and other polymers.     

The Processing and Assembly Room has a wide range of equipment and materials for post-processing 3D printed parts, finishing prototypes with adhesives and coatings, applying Parylene coating to parts, and casting silicone and other polymers. 

 

 

The Electronics Lab has an extensive collection of hardware and software used for the fabrication, prototyping, controlling and testing of a wide variety of sensors, electronic circuits and embedded systems. Platforms such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi provide low-cost and rapid methods to prototype devices such as wearable biometric sensors, and laboratory process automation devices.