STEM

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

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

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

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

MakerBot Labs New Experimental Extruder

MakerBot Labs Webinar

MakerBot recently announced the release of the Experimental Extruder and MakerBot Labs – a sandbox within Thingiverse to share & discuss advanced Material Print Profiles, software APIs, and hardware mods. This past December, we invited New England educators to listen in, as guest speaker Chris Franks of MakerBot gave an introduction to this exciting new… 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

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

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 & Engraving,… read more