The University of Massachusetts Amherst

3D Printing

The Digital Media Lab's 3D Innovation Center has 50 3D printers and 7 digitizers. Our printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process of laying down successive layers of plastic filament which stick together to create an object.  


Our service is open to the public and patrons can use it for personal, academic, or professional production.  Read more about our 3D printing service


Our service is open regularly Monday through Friday, 12-5pm.  For available consultation hours, please view our appointment calendar.  We accept walk-ins, but staff availability may vary, so patrons may have to wait for service.   

What is 3D Printing? 

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.

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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3D Printing Process

Video by Richard Cuoco, 2015

DML Staffed Hours - Spring Semester

VR/ Media Production

Sunday-Thursday 12-10pm
Friday & Saturday 12-6pm
3D Printing
Regular Hours 
Monday-Friday 12-5pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED



3D Printing and Scanning

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Contact Us

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