The University of Massachusetts Amherst

3D Printers

Digital Media Lab Operations Change Due to COVID-19

The Digital Media Lab has modified its offerings due to COVID-19.  You can find information about these specific changes on the services pages.  Please contact DML staff with any questions, dml@library.umass.edu. 

3D Print Service Availability Fall 2020

We will provide consultations and 3D printing production for our campus population for personal, academic, or professional production.  

We will not produce prints for public patrons at this time.  We are available for consultations related to learning about 3D printing technology,  related software (3D modeling, model evaluation, etc), and more.

   


Our 3D Printers

The Digital Media Lab utilizes 50 3D printers that produce  prototypes to final products for the UMass Amherst campus and the public.  Our printers are Fused Deposition Modeling printers.  This type of printer heats material (plastic) and lays it down in layers to create a 3D object.    

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We have 49 MakerBot 3D printers.  The majority of these printers use PLA or polylatic acid filament, which is more reliable and safer to print with.  The Replicator 2X prints with ABS.  The models are:

ModelBuild VolumeMaterial
Replicator 5th Gen.

9.9" L x 7.8" W x 5.9" H (251.46mm x 198.12mm x 149.86)

PLA
Replicator Z18 11.8" L x 12.0" W x 18.0" H (299.72mm x 304.8mm x 457.2mm) PLA
Replicator Mini 4.5" x 4.7" x 4.7" (114mm x 119.38mm x 119.38mm) PLA
Replicator 2X

9.7in x 6.0in x 6.1in (246mm L x 152mm x 155mm)

ABS

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Our service has one Ultimaker 3 Extended that can produce parts with various types of materials such as:  PLA, ABS (not available at this time), Nylon, Polycarbonate, TPU 95A (flexible filament), Polypropylene, CPE (copolyester),  PVA (not available at this time, water-soluble support material).  Please visit our materials page for more information.

ModelBuild VolumeMaterial
Ultimaker 3 Extended

Left or right nozzle:
215 x 215 x 300 mm
(8.5 x 8.5 x 11.8 inches)

Dual extrusion:
197 x 215 x 300 mm
(7.8 x 8.5 x 11.8 inches)

 
PLA, ABS (not available at this time), Nylon, Polycarbonate, TPU 95A (flexible filament), Polypropylene,  PVA (not available at this time, water-soluble support material). Please visit our materials page for more information.