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Ryerson University's Creative Technology Lab at the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD) is a technology-based workshop that supports creative research, curriculum, and entrepreneurship activities across all nine FCAD Schools and Ryerson Zones. Creative Technology Lab looks to disrupt and revolutionize the use of technology within the creative fields by leveraging digital fabrication, 3D printing, textile computing, AR/VR, and robotics.

/ Our Facility

Creative Technology Lab is a 8,300 square foot facility located on level B in Ryerson's new Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex and the first floor of Ryerson's School of Interior Design.


CNC Equipment

  • 5'x10' multiCAM CNC mill
  • 5'x10' multiCAM CNC knife cutter
  • 4-Axis Tormach PCNC 440 metal mill
  • 8'x4' tracker CNC plasma cutter
  • Shaper origin - hand-held CNC spindle
  • Voltera circuit board printing
  • Nomad 883 circuit board mill
  • Wazer Water jet cutter 

3D Printing + Knitting

  • Stoll Knitting Machine
  • Mosaic Array with 4 Element 3d Printers
  • Markforged - Mark two
  • Zortrax M300
  • 3Devo Shred it Plastic Recycler
  • (2) Anycubic - Chiron
  • (9) Artillery - Sidewinder X1
  • (4) Craftbot - Plus
  • (2) Flashforge - Creator Pro
  • Formlabs - Form 2
  • Formlabs - Fuse 1 SLS 3D Printer
  • Poly Smoother 
  • Mosaic Palette Pro

Laser Cutting

  • 3'x4' Epilog - Fusion M2
  • 3'x4' Trotec - SP500
  • 6'x9' Trotec - SP200


  • 4'x8' RICOH Pro TF6250 UV LED Flatbed Printer


  • Universal UR10 on a 4-meter linear rail
  • KR150 2500 on a 4-meter linear rail + 8th axis turntable
  • (2) KR10 1100 Agilus
  • We use RoboDK, external link for simulation and offline programming of industrial robots

Robot Tooling

  • Schunk Tool Changer (KR150)
  • ATI Manual Tool Changer (KR10s)
  • 10hp Spindle 
  • Hotwire Bow
  • Clay Extruder
  • ExOn 8 Pellet Extruder with Vacuum Hopper and Industrial Dryer
  • Robotiq Adaptive gripper + Vacuum gripper (Universal UR10)


  • Formech 508FS Vacuum Former


  • (2) DJI Maverick mini
  • DJI FPV Drone


  • (2) Oculus Go
  • (2) Oculus Quest 2
  • Peel 3D Academia 50 3D scanner
  • Rokoko Smartsuit Pro + Mocap studio
  • Epson Pro L1505UH WUXGA 3LCD Laser Projector with 4K Enhancement With Lens
  • 4K Live Streaming Kit with Audio


  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw
  • Miter saw
  • Panel saw
  • Drill press
  • Edge sander
  • Spindle sander
  • Disc sander
  • Router
  • Planer
  • Jointer
  • Surface sander


  • Verticle + horizontal bandsaw
  • Mig/tig/stick welding
  • 52" shear
  • 52" box pan break
  • Upright mill
  • Geared head drill press
  • Grinder
  • Disc sander
  • Compact bender
  • Roll bender
  • Gantry crane


FCAD Faculty-led Research

Funded research initiatives across FCAD schools and centres, with an emphasis on the creative use of technology.


Parnterships Within Ryerson

Collaborative, technology-driven projects from across the university faculties and centres.


Collaboration with Industry Leaders

Research collaborations with industry partners, professional partnerships, and allied academic institutions.

Expanded FCAD Curriculum

Creative Technology Lab offers education and programming that expands upon course curriculum taught within FCAD programs. Emphasis is placed on the creative use of technology.


Creative Technology Skill-Building

Through workshops, seminars, and collaborative projects, Creative Technology Lab provides opportunities students, professionals, and the broader community to grow their technological skills. Creative Technology lab also provides support in connecting the industry with Ryerson, and develops short programs around industry-specific digital techniques and workflows.


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