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August 2018

Onshape CAD Bootcamp

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 2 @ 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Onshape is a professional, cloud-based, professional CAD system that's accessible on any device. Best of all, it's Free! Part of AET Labs' Summer Fab Lab Bootcamp, this course is for new users who want to quickly learn the main features, functionality and use of Onshape. This 2 day intructor workshop will meet at Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA from 9am - 3pm on August 1st & 2nd, 2018. Topics will include: Onshape Documents Multi-part Part Studios Mating in Assemblies Standard Content Simultaneous…

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3D Scanning – From Capture to Completion

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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3D Scanning is an essential tool for reverse engineering, but the evolution of this technology has enabled many other useful applications. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn about the Scan to CAD capabilities and limitations, as well as how to post-process and prepare part files for 3D printing. Topics will include: Selecting the best 3D scanning technology for the project Understand scanning workflow and the hardware's operating principles Understand acquisition rules to perform a quality scan Understand VXelements's functionalities to optimize scans Using…

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5 Essential Applications in CNC Wire Bending

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Wire bending machines allow users to easily bend wires into complex shapes and forms. This hands-on workshop will have instructors exploring how to make all sorts of furnishings, models or simple fixes to prototypes using wide array of wire widths and metal alloys, using the D.I. Wire Pro. Topics Include: Safety Capabilities and Limitations Material profiles Calibrations Design for wire bending 2D and 3D Shapes Design project 1 Design project 2 Design project 3 Design project 4 Design project 5 Prerequisites:…

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Advanced 3D Printing Applications with Stratasys

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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AET Labs is pleased to present an Advanced 3D Printing Workshop for educators, as part of our Summer Fab Lab Bootcamp.  As a worldwide standard in industry, learn about the patented technology and discover the unique applications that can only be created by a Stratasys 3D printer. Topics Include: Understanding the advantages of a Stratasys machine Material properties Accuracy and repeatability Soluble Support GrabCad Insight FDM vs. Polyjet Stratasys curriculum & certification Design for strength Design for aesthetics Design for…

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Using CorelDraw with your Laser

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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While basic operating of a laser cutting machine is fairly simple, being able to actualize project designs using these machines can require years of experience. Learn subtle techniques to improve results in our popular, hands-on Epilog Laser Workshop. You’ll get ahead of the game, by learning everything from the basics in raster and cutting operations to more complex operations including 3D functions. Topics Include: Basic machine operation Laser maintenance Exhaust systems Safety Terminology Design in 2D and 3D Construction Techniques Materials…

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Advanced Laser Cutting Machine Applications

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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When the excitement of your new laser wears off and you've finally gotten tired of making little trinkets for your administrators, take the next step in creativity by learning the many other advanced features and benefits this technology has to offer. Topics Include: Safety Cylindrical engraving with the rotary attachment Jigs and fixtures Advanced Bitmap tracing 2.5D engraving techniques Color mapping Rubber stamps Design project 1 Design project 2 Design project 3 Design project 4 Prerequisites: None Register Here Part of AET…

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Using VCarve Pro with your CNC Router

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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One of the best things about adding a CNC router to a school or college is how many subjects it has the potential to cross-over into. VCarve CAM software is perfect for the educational environment. It's easy enough to make progress in a standard class period but also has enough power to be used for more in-depth projects to enable all levels of student use. In this workshop, we'll teach instructors how to integrate VCarve Pro into your classroom workflow…

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