University of Waterloo

Mechatronics Engineering Surplus System


The MESS also provides Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Fabrication and 3D Printing services to all MME students at a discounted rate.

PCB Fabrication

The MME Department has partnered with Voltera Inc. to provide this service at a reduced cost of $10 per board for MME students. The boards are 1/16" thick and up to 6" x 6".

The PCB Fabrication equipment can create both single and double-sided boards. The minimum trace width and pitch is 12 thousandths of an inch (~0.30mm). Any holes or vias are added by the user.

To make a board, send your Gerber files to Turn around time is generally less than a week.

Traxmaker Layout Software for trace layout is available free upon request from Andy Barber or download Eagle from

3D Printing

The MME Department has 3D printers available in DWE 2524 on a self serve basis. There are also 3D Printers that can be used in the SDC. Contact Eugene for more details

Eugene Li
DWE 2524E
(519) 888-4567 x31149

MTE Project Room

University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1