MakerBot 3D Printers for Education
Why purchase MakerBot 3D printers through AET Labs?
- Personalized, local support.
- Exclusive EDU packages for New England schools.
- On-site training and certification programs.
In absorbing the events that are unfolding worldwide we all can feel helpless, waiting as government and healthcare mobilize to help battle Covid-19. It’s a lot to unpack. In times of stress it is helpful to focus on what we can do. We at AET Labs are committed to support our local community in the small ways in which we can contribute right now. 1) We’re committed to #Stay Home as a team as much as possible in cooperation with state mandates and solidarity with healthcare providers. Let’s all flatten the curve to take the pressure off the heroes battling this in our nations hospitals. 2) We aim to support efforts of partners like Stratasys and GrabCAD as they coordinate initiatives to assist the medical community through innovation. We are excited to join in the effort to print and assemble 3D printed face shields, designed by Stratasys. We are coordinating our efforts to get local schools with Stratasys machines up and running to produce face shields for our local healthcare heroes. If you are an educator or manufacturer interested in helping please contact us for details! Thank you to our own Senior Education Strategist Mark Lyons for all his work in this effort! If you would like to donate to the cause and help schools purchase filament and materials to keep the effort going you can contribute to a GoFundMe that has been set up. Grab it: Face Shields with 3D-Printed Visors Model 😷 https://t.co/mKckY9eIWt COVID-19 protective equipment is urgent everywhere. Join in on our effort to help.#CADfiles #faceshields #covid19 #3Dprinting — GrabCAD (@GrabCAD) March 27, 2020 We’re making great use of our @Stratasys #3Dprinters to create as many face shields as possible to help in the fight of #COVID19. Let us know if you’d like to help or if you are in need of some… pic.twitter.com/9Mu2FW1Kqg — AET Labs (@AETLabs) March 27, 2020 We are also helping spread the word about the CoVent Challenge hosted by Boston-based anesthesia residents, a global challenge to find ventilation solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic. This completely virtual open moonshot competition hosted on GrabCAD is a mobilized effort to develop a rapidly deployable mechanical ventilation solution. Stratasys Helps: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: https://t.co/wBsHDTqcti See if you can join our efforts!#covid19 #makeitwithstatasys #3Dprinting — GrabCAD (@GrabCAD) March 25, 2020 COVID-19 could cause a ventilator shortage. Mass. General residents hope their virtual competition will help. https://t.co/KT3kBrIOQW pic.twitter.com/nXxIUWt2WC — Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) March 27, 2020 3) We wish to support New England educators and students seeking to adapt their academic plans and looking for ways to continue learning. We’ll be updating this page by grade level over the coming weeks with some amazing free online learning resources that have been made available by our partners. Please contact us for guidance on any of the solution below. We are happy to help educators get up and running so our region’s students can continue to access top-notch education opportunities right at […]
We’re amazed seeing the way educators and students are stepping up to the challenge, and embracing continued learning opportunities online. As we’re all in the early stages of this time of adjustment, we wish to be of support to our local education community. Below are some amazing free online learning resources that have been made available by our partners during this difficult time. Please contact us for guidance on any of the solutions below. We are happy to help educators get up and running so our region’s students can continue to access STEM and CTE education opportunities right at home. FOR K-12 STEM: One of our favorite resources for introductory CAD education is TinkerCAD. Kids will love playing in this CAD sandbox and getting familiar with how to design an STL file. We love exploring the information and videos on Festo’s Bionics4Education site. Visit a virtual Bionics Zoo and learn how nature inspires scientists to improve and innovate! FOR CTE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS: Online 3D Printing Resources for Educators and Students from Stratasys As we are all dealing with the current global pandemic, Stratasys is providing online resources for educators and students. Within this resource guide you will find: ✔ Learning more about 3D Printing ✔ Projects and Challenges ✔ Communities to join DOWNLOAD 3D PRINTING RESOURCE GUIDE Free Access to FESTO Mind-Sight Platform FESTO has generously made their entire Mind-Sight platform, a SCORM-compliant learning content management system (LCMS), free of charge until July 2020. This online software integrates tools such as efficiently building learning paths, delivering engaging lessons and monitoring student progress to ensure success. With dozens of available courses, your students can continue to learn about topics including: ✔ Electricity and Energy ✔ Industrial Technology ✔ Manufacturing Technology ✔ Many other topics are available In addition, Festo is also offering free access to many simulation programs that will allow your students to conduct virtual hands-on activities in areas such as: ✔ Electricity and Motors ✔ Fluid Power ✔ PLCs Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your free access to Mind-Sight eLearning or contact us for a complimentary consultation. Festo Didactic – Industry 4.0 Summer Online Professional Development Festo is also hosting weekly LIVE webinars on various Industry 4.0 related topics over the the summer. Courses will cover: Collaborative Robots and Advanced Vision Mechatronics Apprenticeship Getting Started with FluidSim Industrial Pneumatics Level 1 Industrial Pneumatics Level 2 and more! For dates and details on each session or to register click here. Earn PD credit! Sign-up closes 48 hours prior to each webinar. The following Festo webinars, which were previously recorded include: Cyber Physical Labs vs Factories – What is the difference?: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3589218676006359558 Industrial Hydraulics Series – Level 1: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2089892734978922248 Level 2: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3371580245715270156 PLC Series – Level 1: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/7265841524064621325 FluidSim Series – Level 1: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2317286033165212432 Level 2: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/5521821468524287760 Electricity Series – Level 1: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3607901578363809804 LVSIM Electromech Systems – https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/8807310646410367750 Universal Robot presents: “Programming Collaborative Robots through remote learning” Multiple webinar dates are being offered from Universal Robot throughout August 2020. Seats are limited and first come, first serve. Each session will begin at 9 […]
Congratulations to the team at Smith College in Northhampton MA for their winning “SmithVent” design, recognized by the CoVent-19 Challenge! Below is the Press Release courtesy of our friends at Stratasys. “We came into this not knowing anything about ventilators,” SmithVent team lead says. Top 3 teams from over 200 submissions win on-demand 3D printing services from Stratasys July 01, 2020 08:00 AM EST EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On April 1, a dozen anesthesiology resident physicians from Massachusetts General Hospital kicked off an audacious public challenge to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable ventilator that could address shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in developing countries. Just three months and more than 200 submissions later, a team of engineering alumnae, staff and faculty from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., had taken a winning design from concept through working prototype. The next step could be a final product for regulatory approval in Nigeria, just one of the countries that have been talking with the CoVent-19 Challenge organizers. The 30-person Smith College team collaborated on a simplified, cost-effective, easily manufactured pneumatic design particularly tailored to COVID-19 patient needs. The SmithVent design, which is one-tenth the cost of traditional ventilators, combines economical proportional solenoid valve technology with an air-oxygen mixing chamber to meet the full set of requirements for COVID-19 ventilation. The team relied primarily on readily available, off-the-shelf components, which reduced custom machining and improved compatibility with other medical equipment. The enclosure, ISO fittings, and mounting blocks can be produced using FDM® or stereolithography 3D printers. The design is open source for anyone to use and improve. Smith College Engineering Professor Susannah Howe said the timeline was intense. “To a person, we came into this not knowing anything about ventilators,” she said. “In two months we went from knowing nothing to having a functional prototype. That’s just crazy. To see that trajectory in such a short period of time, with people who are volunteering their time on top of their other jobs is amazing and heartwarming and so rewarding.” Two other teams were also recognized by the CoVent-19 Challenge judges. The second-place InVent Pneumatic Ventilator was submitted by a San Francisco-based team comprised of fuseproject, a design and innovation firm founded by Swiss designer Yves Behar, and Cionic, a medical device technology start-up. The InVent prototype is a pneumatically driven ventilator optimized for a COVID-19 healthcare context that can be assembled in under four hours. The prototype used 3D printing technology from Stratasys, and featured a simple and intuitive human-machine interface and custom rapid-manufactured venturi flow sensors. A multi-ventilator tablet display encourages patient distancing. The third-place prototype, RespiraWorks, was developed by a global team of dozens of engineers, healthcare workers, and other professionals that bring a focus on developing countries and low-resource communities. The model uses a sophisticated blower-based ventilation system, simplified assembly and manufacturing, and high-quality, open-source software. Parts are designed to be available from local supply chains around the world. “Patients suffering from COVID-19 require and deserve […]