A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Arizona campus library launched a tech lab in the Ficus classroom on Aug. 5, 2019. This space has three technologies for faculty, staff, and students to use for special projects. Two technologies involve 3D printing: a 3D scanner and OsiriX; the third technology is a self-editing station.
Our 3D scanner is using NextEngine software, which allows you to scan, align, polish, and fuse 3D models. These 3D files can then be printed with the library’s 3D printer.
OsiriX is used to view images produced by radiology equipment, such as MRI, CT, and ultrasounds. It’s key features are displaying, reviewing, interpreting, and post-processing the images. Images can be turned into 3D files and printed by the library’s 3D printer.
The self-editing station allows you to edit videos using Camtasia. Camtasia is a simple-to-use screen recorder and video editor.
All room use needs to be reserved and approved by library staff before use. Library staff will not be experts in using the technologies, but can provide basic starting steps or tutorials for people to review. We recommend reviewing the tutorials before requesting Ficus. Ficus use should be limited to using the software and computers for projects. Learning and tutorial review can be completed on individual’s own devices.
by Adrienne Brodie, MLS, liaison librarian for ATSU-ASHS & ATSU-SOMA