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Register for the 2018 Massachusetts CAD Summit for Educators!

Registration is now open for the annual Massachusetts CAD Summit hosted by AET Labs at Minuteman High School on December 5th 2018. An annual meeting coordinated by Technology Consultant, and veteran CAD educator Mark Lyons, this PD event is always a great opportunity for camaraderie, networking, and illumination on the latest in CAD for the… read more

Festo Introduces Video Tutorials for Automation Technology

  Practical video tutorials explain how users can commission Festo products or carry out simple maintenance work themselves. Pictures can say more than a 1000 words. This is especially true for moving images. Even complex issues can be clearly explained in a few minutes. This is why it is now “lights, camera, action!” on the… read more

Extreme Redesign 2019 Is On!

Update 1/25/2019: New England Students! Competing in this year’s Extreme Redesign worldwide competition or looking to compete on a local level? Registration is now open for Extreme Redesign New England: Click here for details!  It’s that time of year again! Our friends at Stratasys and GradCAD are pleased to announce Extreme Redesign 2019, a global… read more

Blackstone Valley Education Hub Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

On September 18, 2018 Massachusetts’ Blackstone Valley region celebrated the long-anticipated opening of the Blackstone Valley Education Hub (BV Ed Hub) in grand fashion. The ambitious project, which has been in the works for nearly two decades, aims to equip area students with highly-sought-after advanced manufacturing skills to meet local industry demands. The BV Ed… read more

Pathfinder Tech Achieving Success with Stratasys and GrabCAD Print

Pathfinder Regional Technical High School in Palmer, Massachusetts wanted to incorporate 3D printing into its curriculum while making the technology easy to access for all students. With the Stratasys F170 and GrabCAD Print, the school was quickly able to integrate easy-to-use professional 3D printing into the classroom.  WHAT THE STUDENTS ARE MAKING Justin Bren is a CAD… 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

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

Siemens & Festo Didactic take aim at the manufacturing skills gap

Joint Press Release June 20, 2018 Siemens has partnered with Festo Didactic to offer the new Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), which will help students, instructors and learning institutions combat the skills gap in the rapidly changing manufacturing industry. As automated systems become more complex, the need for qualified people with knowledge of integrated… read more

Festo Mechatronics Apprentice Program Celebrates its First Graduates

Festo Didactic, Sinclair Community College, TechSolve and five companies in the Cincinnati tri-state area (Art Metal Group, Clippard Instruments, Festo Inc., MQ Automation, Nestlé) created a two-year Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program to help employers develop the skills and workforce that are missing in companies today. Graduates are now working full-time with their employer and putting the… read more