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5 “Life-ready” Skills You Can Learn in a Fab Lab

Life-Ready Skills You Can Learn in a FabLab

There’s much talk these days about how “soft skills” are growing to be just as important than academic, technical skills for career success. The beauty of learning in a Fab Lab? You’ll acquire both! Here are five important “life-ready” skills students will learn in a Fab Lab: Resilience With 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC… read more

Thanks to All Who Participated in this Year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge & Digital Fabrication Showcase!

Extreme Redesign Challenge & Digital Fabrication Tech Showcase

AET Labs would like to express our wholehearted appreciation to all who attended this year’s Extreme Redesign Challenge: New England Semifinals and Digital Fabrication Showcase – especially in view of our “Extreme” weather reschedule!  To our student competitors – Not only were your designs impressive, but your outstanding presentations got rave reviews from all in… read more

Extreme Re-Schedule for the 2017 Digital Fabrication Tech Showcase & Challenge

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While we were hoping for a false alarm, Winter Storm Stella is certainly delivering on its promise to unleash its wrath on the New England states! Thanks to our friends at WPI our team has been able to reschedule the 2017 Digital Fabrication Tech Showcase & Extreme Redesign SemiFinal Competition for NEXT Tuesday March 21st. We… read more

Why Encouraging Students to Fail is the Best Trend in Education 

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And how 3D printing can help STEAM students to learn from their mistakes. Persistence. Resilience. Flexibility. These are the current buzzwords in education, and they particularly complement the STEAM education model. Fact based learning and leading students to the “right” answer was the mainstream model of the year’s past. Let’s face it, children today are growing… read more

See the Latest in Digital Fabrication Technology in Action – March 14th at WPI

Digital Fabrication Showcase - 2017

AET’s 3rd annual Digital Fabrication Technology Showcase is fast approaching! New England educators are invited to learn how integrating digital fabrication technology into their school’s curriculum can promote design-thinking and innovation. This year’s showcase at the WPI Campus in Worcester, will feature a series of interactive Learning Labs to demonstrate the latest in digital fabrication machines & tools… read more

GrabCAD & AET Labs co-host “How to 3D Print” Meetup at UML Innovation Hub

UML Innovation Hub Event

AET Labs had the pleasure of co-sponsoring the “How to 3D Print” meetup hosted at the UML Innovation Hub on Thursday, January 26th. Shuvom Ghose of GrabCAD shared an insightful presentation to a crowd of enthusiastic students, teachers, and community innovators looking to get their 3D printing questions answered. Ghose gave valuable insight on preparing 3D… read more

Develop your 3D printing Craftsmanship Skills with our NEW Hands-on MakerBot Post Processing Workshop!

MakerBot Post Processing Workshop: Silicone Molds

Desktop 3D printing has had a dramatic impact on how professionals work and what students learn. But the value of 3D printing doesn’t necessarily end with the print! By learning the craftsmanship of post processing, you can create an aesthetically realistic prototype, a mold for an end-use product, or even functional machines – all without the cost of traditional… read more

‘How to 3D print’ – Free Workshop at UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub

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Thinking about integrating 3D printing into your curriculum? Have a bunch of questions? Stratasys, a leading maker of 3D printers in the world, is partnering with UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub to hold a free, 1 hour seminar covering ‘How to 3D print’ – January 26th, 2017 from 6-8pm  Attendees will learn: -How to design files specifically… read more

Design 2020 Helps Young Designers Reimagine Product Concepts with 3D Printing

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Here’s some inspiration for our local Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge participants direct from Stratasys! Today’s design students will be tomorrow’s engineers, and to help prepare them for their future challenges, Silicon Valley-based Innodesign, Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes recently partnered on the Design 2020 program. Design 2020 offered 20 Korean designers in their 20s a chance… read more