Did you know Greenblatt Library offers 3D printing services in our Creative Technology Lab (CTL) to both campuses? In simplest terms, our printers use STL formatted computer files. The extruder on the printer melts the filament at a very high temperature and lays out the object layer by layer. Object sizes are limited by our build plate size; the maximum size we are able to print is 8 x 8 x 6 in. Augusta University students can print for free while supplies last, provided by Student Activities Fees.
We recommend two different sources for acquiring an STL file to print. To find an object that someone has already designed, visit Thingiverse, which lists thousands of different objects. Be sure to select STL formatted files for 3D printing, as Thingiverse also contains files for laser cutting. Another source for free files for 3D printing images is the NIH 3D Print Exchange.
To design an object from scratch or to make customizations Tinkercad.com is a great place to start. Tinkercad is a web-based computer automated design (CAD) software that gives you the building blocks needed to create a 3D object. Within Tinkercad, there are several helpful tutorials to familiarize yourself with the platform.
Links to information about 3D printing resources are available from the Creative Technology Lab research guide: https://guides.augusta.edu/CreativeTechnologyLab.
In addition to 3D printing, we also have an 84-inch media display screen. CTL visitors can use our desktop computer, or they can screencast from a laptop. If using our computer, several software programs are now available that the Office of the Provost and Information Technology purchased for Augusta University. These software programs can also be downloaded to laptops from the University’s IT website at https://www.augusta.edu/its/software.php.
Augusta University Informational Technology provides the following software information:
Adobe Creative Cloud
Creative Cloud for enterprise includes desktop apps like Adobe Photoshop CC, Lightroom, Acrobat Pro, and Illustrator CC, plus connected mobile apps and essential cloud services that let you start a project on the go and finish it anywhere.
IBM SPSS Statistics
IBM SPSS Statistics is used to solve business and research problems by means of ad-hoc analysis, hypothesis testing, geospatial analysis, and predictive analytics. It can help to understand data, analyze trends, forecast, and plan to validate assumptions and drive accurate conclusions.
SAS Education Analytical Suite
The SAS Education Analytical Suite integrates more than 20 SAS products in a bundle exclusively available for educational professionals who want superior analytic tools. Advanced analytic capabilities for statistical analysis, forecasting, econometrics, operations research, and quality control. Academic researchers can advance the scientific discovery process by applying the latest statistical techniques to uncover trends, identify issues, or summarize findings.
Make sense of data with the most powerful software for gaining richer insights from qualitative and mixed-methods data. Import data from virtually any source – text, audio, video, emails, images, spreadsheets, online surveys, social and web content and more. With advanced data management, query and visualization tools, NVivo lets you ask complex questions of your data so you can discover more.
MATLAB combines a desktop environment tuned for iterative analysis and design processes with a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics directly. It includes the Live Editor for creating scripts that combine code, output, and formatted text in an executable notebook.
SAS JMP Genomics
Advanced genomic data analysis software that helps you visualize your data and discover more. Whether you are working in agriculture, pharmacogenomics, biotechnology, or other areas of genomic research, JMP Genomics provides tools to analyze rare and common variants, detect differential expression patterns, find signals in next-generation sequencing data, discover reliable biomarker profiles, and visualize patterns through integrated genomics data analysis workflows.
SAS JMP Pro
Predictive analytics software for scientists and engineers. As the pro version of JMP statistical discovery software, JMP Pro goes to the next level by offering all the capabilities of JMP plus advanced features for more sophisticated analysis including predictive modeling and cross-validation techniques. Users can harness the power and speed of the supercomputer on their desk to explore and understand data in an easy-to-use interface.
ArcGIS provides contextual tools for mapping and spatial reasoning. Gain greater insights using contextual tools to visualize and analyze your data. Collaborate with others and share your insights via maps, apps, and reports.
Wolfram Mathematica is a symbolic mathematical computation program used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields — including neural networks, machine learning, image processing, geometry, data science, visualizations, and others.
EndNote is the industry standard software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations, and references for essays and articles.
EPIC Pen Tool
This is a simple tool for windows, where one can draw, write, and highlight over most windows desktop applications, whether they are presentations, webpages, videos, etc.
This is an open source cross-platform teaching software for interactive whiteboards that can be used both with interactive whiteboards and in a dual-screen setup with a pen-tablet display.
SMART Learning Suite
This software is in the classroom on Summerville with the panels. It comes with lesson creation tools, subject specific features, and endless ways to wow students in any grade level.
If you have any comments or questions regarding the Creative Technology Lab, please visit the research guide at https://guides.augusta.edu/CreativeTechnologyLab, call 706-721-6374, or email us at email@example.com. We hope to see you soon at the CTL!