Digital Fabrication Technology Showcase

Extreme Redesign 2019 Is On!

  It’s that time of year again! Our friends at Stratasys and GradCAD are pleased to announce Extreme Redesign 2019, a global quest that challenges innovative students to use 3D printing to redesign and improve an existing product or design an entirely new one that addresses an unmet demand. This is a great opportunity to… read more

AET Labs Summer Fab Lab Bootcamp Highlights

Anyone can start a CrossFit-style exercise program on their own and hope to see results. More often than not, those who go it alone lose steam and fail to progress, or even get hurt in the process. Professional training and tips from a certified coach, along with encouragement and personal experience from fellow CrossFitters help… read more

Desktop Metal Begins Shipping to First Pioneer Customers

  PRESS RELEASE – Desktop Metal Begins Shipping to First Pioneer Customers Dec 18 2017—Companies Span Multiple industries – Heavy Machinery, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, Service Bureaus, Machine Shops and Government & Education. Just eight months after its initial introduction, Desktop Metal today announced it has begun shipping its metal 3D printer to early pioneer customers as… 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

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

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 

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