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November 2019

2019 Mechatronics Summit for Educators

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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Free

AET Labs is very pleased to announce our first annual Mechatronics Summit for Educators! With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) upon us, mechatronics and robotics are quickly becoming highly-sought-after skills in the modern automated manufacturing environment. To successfully prepare students for these in-demand career paths, it’s essential for instructors to possess a solid understanding of Industry 4.0 and the complex systems that fuel it. Please join us on November 14th at EDCO Collaborative from 8:30-3:00 for…

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December 2019

Design for Additive Manufacturing and GrabCAD Print Workshop

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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$150.00

While 3D printers are capable of printing almost any shape that will fit inside, there are some best practices that can allow the user to really improve the quality of their 3D prints. In this workshop we will cover how to use GrabCAD Print with Stratasys printers. how to use it to evaluate the effects of part orientation and different print settings, and how it can be used to selectively strengthen different parts of a print in different ways.

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Laser Etching & Cutting with CorelDRAW Workshop

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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$150.00

This workshop will walk you through the common task of taking an image from the internet and preparing it to be both etched and cut out on your laser cutter.  In the process we will cover how to turn raster images into vector shapes, how to adjust raster images within CorelDRAW to yield better etching results, and much more!

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Advanced Laser Applications Workshop

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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$150.00

Ready to take your laser creativity further? In this one-day workshop we'll explore the many advanced features and benefits this exciting technology has to offer using the powerful yet intuitive VCarve software. Topics Include:   Additional software to generate designs  Cylindrical engraving with the rotary attachment   Jigs and fixtures  Advanced Bitmap tracing   2.5D engraving techniques   Color mapping   Rubber stamps  

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Intro to CNC Routing With VCarve Workshop

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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$150.00

One of the best things about adding a CNC router to a school is the number of subjects it has the potential to cross-over into. VCarve CAM software is perfect for the educational environment. It’s easy enough to make progress in a standard class period but also has enough power to be used for more in-depth projects to enable all levels of student use. In this workshop, we’ll teach instructors how to integrate VCarve Pro into your classroom workflow with a Techno CNC…

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2019 Massachusetts CAD Summit for Educators

December 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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Join AET Labs December 11th 2019 from 8:30-3:00 at EDCO Collaborative in Bedford, MA as we host the Massachusetts CAD Summit for CAD, Engineering, and Design Instructors. This flagship event brings together an elite group of thought leaders for an immersive one-day think tank session on the state of computer-aided design instruction. Mark Lyons, veteran CAD instructor and AET Labs’ Senior Education Strategist, will navigate a lively round-table discussion, provide informative updates including 2020 SillsUSA Challenges, and share his unique insight…

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Intro to Fusion 360 Workshop

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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$150.00

Want to get into CAD modeling but don’t know where to start? This one-day class will cover the basics of Autodesk Fusion 360, a professional-grade CAD modeling program that’s free to students and educators!  We will show you several small projects that are perfect for shops with 3D printers and/or laser cutters.

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