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Congratulations to this Year’s Massachusetts SkillsUSA Mechatronics & Additive Manufacturing Winners!

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AET Labs team had the pleasure of supporting the Mechatronics & Additive Manufacturing student competitions last Friday, held at Blackstone Regional Technical School. We are always impressed with the exemplary level of student determination, innovation and ingenuity displayed by our local student chapter of SkillsUSA, and this year was no exception. AET’s Dave Kempskie oversaw… read more

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