We have so, so many tools. This page references every tool available in the Invention Studio, along with any sort of information you would ever need to use that tool. That being said, we're still working on getting some of our content cleaned up, so this page is still being built. Check back soon to see the rest of our entries.
3D Printing is one of the original pillars of the Invention Studio since our beginnings in 2009. Since then, we have evolved to accommodate the needs and wants of the Georgia Tech campus. Currently, we have a fleet of FDM printers, with additional printers of advanced capability available for users in need of super strong or super precise parts. If you don't find the information you are looking for in the below articles, please email the 3D Printer Masters at email@example.com.
Note: The Invention Studio is associated with the professional quality 3D printers made available to research and coursework. For more information, learn more on this page.
When you're ready to move from prototype to product, we'll be here. With our sheet metal suite, our mill/lathe combo, and our fastener sets, the Metal Shop can help you square and polish up your final designs to machinists' standards. If you have any questions about our policies and equipment within the Metal Shop, reach out to the Metal Shop Master at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you need to cut through absolutely anything, you need a waterjet. Waterjets use a combination of high pressured water and garnet to cut 2d profiles all the way through even the toughest materials, making the use of our waterjet in high demand. Luckily, we have 3 of them. If you can't find the information you're looking for below, reach out to the Waterjet Masters at email@example.com.
Computer Numerically Controlled machines, or CNC for short, are pieces of equipment in the Invention Studio that read and interpret g-code operations to run a subtractive manufacturing operation. We have a broad variety of CNC tools available - ranging in ease of operation and capabilities. Take a look at our offerings below, and if you have any questions, feel free to email the CNC Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org (wood) or email@example.com (metal).
Computer Aided Engineering or CAE is a large part of engineering and can include things as simple as Computer Aided Design (CAD) or can be more complicated like finite element analysis (FEA). The Flowers Invention Studio recently started a new branch dedicated to helping students navigate the software used in industry and allow students every opportunity to get first hand experience with these tools.
Students can get access to specific Siemens PLM software (NX, FEMAP, STAR-CCM+) with tutorials and training guides that we have created.
- Siemens NX
- Siemens FEMAP
- Siemens STAR-CCM+