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. 

Hours

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.

Submit a Request

3D Printing Process

Video by Richard Cuoco, 2015

Staffed Hours

Mon -Friday 12-5pm

3D Print Services

Monday-Friday 12-5pm

Contact Us

Email:  dml@library.umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-6258

Digital Media Lab
W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 3rd Floor
University of Massachusetts Amherst
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003