The prototyping Space

X-F4B is the Ecole Polytechnique's prototyping space. It is a bridge between Education, Research and Entrepreneurship with 1000 m² for prototyping with about fifty advanced tools.
The prototyping Space

It meets the needs of companies, project leaders, researchers and awaken vocations in students.

From the concept to the product, a personalized accompaniment to your entrepreneurial projects:

  • A multidisciplinary team (engineer, designer, technician) welcomes you in 1000 m² of multi-expertise spaces
  • Training in the use of software and machines for design and prototyping
  • Access to machines
  • Support and networking

High-tech equipment with multiple opportunities:

  • Modeling: CAD/CAM stations, 3D scanner
  • Additive manufacturing: 3D FDM/SLA printers
  • Subtractive manufacturing: laser cutting/engraving, waterjet cutting, digital and manual machining
  • Plastic transformation: thermoforming machine
  • Finishing: sandblasting cabinet, vibrating barrel, lapidary
  • Various hand and power tool

A unique place for a very diversified public:

  • Students and researchers of the IP Paris network
  • Companies: start-ups - SMEs - Corporates
  • Research institutes / Laboratories outside the IP Paris network
  • Project support structures

Access conditions to X-F4B:

  • Free and open access to students and researchers of the IP Paris network
  • Access under conditions to all other public