Digital Fabrication Labs

AET Labs’ Mark Lyons Collaborates on New Blackstone Valley Education Hub

The Stars Align for Learning Center at Linwood Mill Suddenly, significantly, amid the most oppressive heat of early summer and after years of fits and starts, arrives the refreshing news that the “Blackstone Valley Education Hub” at the Linwood Mill on the Mumford River will indeed finally burst onto the scene. “We even have a… read more

Masconomet High School Future Engineer Interns for AET labs

AET Labs recently had the pleasure of hosting a bright young intern and budding engineer from Masconomet Regional High School here at our Essex, MA headquarters. Senior Tori LeClair came to us in early April bringing with her a sharp mind, a sweet disposition and an eagerness to learn about digital fabrication and the design… 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

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

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

Interdisciplinary Learning on Advanced Technology Strengthens STEM at Marlborough High School

Originally published by Stratasys, a global leader in applied additive manufacturing. AET Labs is happy to serve the New England education community as a Stratasys partner. High-Level Learners In 2011, Marlborough High School (MHS) in Massachusetts established their STEM Early College High School program after receiving a grant from the U.S. DOL and the Massachusetts… read more

Popular Science Names Desktop Metal Production System “2017 Best of What’s New” in Engineering

PRESS RELEASE – Popular Science Names Desktop Metal Production System “2017 Best of What’s New” in Engineering OCT 17 2017—BURLINGTON, Mass. Highlighting its speed and inkjet technology, Popular Science recognized the Desktop Metal Production System™ with its “2017 Best of What’s New” award in the Engineering category. The Production System is the first metal 3D… read more

Extreme Redesign 2018 Announced

Chances are if you were to give your savvy students a product to critique they would quickly assess it and think “I can make this better”, and they’d probably be right! Why not harness that “making” enthusiasm into an engineering design learning opportunity?   Extreme Redesign is a global quest sponsored by Stratasys and GrabCAD… 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 & Engraving,… read more

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