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Registration Open for Stratasys’ Additive Manufacturing Certification for Educators

The Workforce Development Challenge: Bridging the Additive Manufacturing Skills Gap: Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification Program Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Time: 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM) has the potential to transform manufacturing supply chains – speeding processes and reducing costs. And its impact… read more

If you can think it, you can Dig It. Fab It. Make It!

Last week Dig It. Fab It. Make It. attendees were inspired by forward-thinking presenters, student designers and educators at the forefront of the digital fabrication movement. It’s impossible to choose one highlight so let’s break the day down: “Today we program computers and machines. Tomorrow we program matter itself”  Skylar Tibbits captivated the audience with… read more

Desktop Metal Featured on the PBS NewsHour

The national program PBS NewsHour with host Miles O’Brien aired a feature on Desktop Metal.  The segment, within its “Leading Edge” profile, focused on the future of manufacturing, starting with a piece on Relativity in Los Angeles, followed by an interview with John Hart on additive manufacturing at MIT, and segueing into Desktop Metal and… read more

AET Labs & MakerBot Experimental Extruder Workshop Recap

On March 23rd AET Labs and MakerBot introduced the new MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder to the New England education community. Educators from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut came together at Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA for this fun, hands-on day of 3D printing instruction. MakerBot Product Specialist Chris Franks began the day with a… read more

Upgrade Your Printer. Upgrade Your Lab

For a limited time, you can trade in your uPrint, Dimension or Fortus 250mc for a discounted Stratasys F270 or F370 3D printer! This is an especially valuable offer for schools and labs that own the original uPrint. This printer has an end of life of 12/31/2018, which means you cannot buy service contracts and… read more

Can Your 3D Printer Do This?

The 3D Printing Challenge: Complex Cam & Piston Assembly Not all 3D printers are created equal, and very few have the capability to print a complete working model all in one shot. With settings at 0.010″ resolution and using ABS model material, this little fidget spinner was printed with no assembly required. So, what allows… read more

Inventor of 4D Printing is Keynote Speaker for Dig it. Fab it. Make it.

Ask your students this: What if we could design objects that evolve and adapt to inclement weather instead of fracturing? The AET Labs team is thrilled to announce Skylar Tibbits, founder of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, as this year’s keynote speaker at Dig It. Fab It. Make It., May 3rd at WPI. In this… read more

Register for a Hands-On Workshop 3/23 – MakerBot 3D Printing Custom Applications

On March 23rd join AET Labs and MakerBot Product Specialist Chris Franks as he introduces the new MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder to the New England education community. Chris will discuss how custom material print modes offer new advantages to your classroom, and how this creative flexibility can help push the boundaries for your school. Topics will include:… read more

Minuteman High School Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Advanced Manufacturing Program

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA unveiled its highly-anticipated new Advanced Manufacturing Lab to students, members of local industry and a host of invited dignitaries including Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, State Representatives Kate Hogan, Denise Garlick and Jay Kaufman, State Senator Richard Ross and Assistant Secretary for Career Education… read more

Dig It. Fab It. Make It. 2018 – New England’s Premiere Fab Lab Expo for Education Commences May 3rd 2018

Educators from the Northeast are once again invited to join AET Labs and our co-hosts Stratasys and GrabCAD for this year’s Digital Fabrication Showcase at WPI. Spots are still open for students to enter the regional Extreme Redesign People’s Choice Challenge. Students will once again compete on-site as individuals and teams for bragging rights and… read more