The University of Massachusetts Amherst

3D Printing

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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.  

Availability

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

Hours

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

VR/ Media Production

Summer (Ending 8-31-19)
Monday-Saturday 12-5pm
Sunday CLOSED

3D Printing

Summer
Monday-Friday 12-5pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

3D Printing and Scanning

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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