The University of Massachusetts Amherst

3D Printing

The Digital Media Lab's 3D Innovation Center has 50 3D printers and three 3D scanners. Our printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process of laying down successive layers of plastic filament which stick together to create an object.  

3D printing is a form of manufacturing that adds material together to create objects.  3D printing can facilitate cross-discipline collaboration, rapid prototyping, educational models, final products, and more.  3D printed models are made by a person using 3D modeling software, captured (scanned or photogrammetry), found, or all of these methods.  There are many factors that effect print quality and print durations for objects, so results may vary and caution is advised. 


Our service is open Monday through Friday, 12-5pm.  View our consultation appointment calendar for up-to-date availability.   

Make a Request 

Patrons may submit a request for 3D printing, 3D scanning, or just talk about the production of 3D prints.  
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Staffed Hours

Sunday-Thursday 12-10pm
Friday & Saturday 12-5pm

Production Rooms

Monday-Thursday 12-9pm
Friday - Saturday  12-4pm
Sunday  2-9pm

3D Print Services

Monday-Friday 12-5pm

Contact Us

Phone: 413-545-6258

Digital Media Lab
W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level
University of Massachusetts Amherst
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003