Hone your technical skills and satisfy PD requirements with on-site training from AET Labs. 

Attending one of our workshops or events is an ideal way to get up-to-the-minute knowledge of technologies that will streamline, expand and inspire STEAM learning opportunities in your classroom. 

AET Labs offers a variety of technical training programs to assist New England educators in getting the most from their equipment purchases. From on-site industry-certification programs to remote one-day technical workshops, we’ve got the resources and the experts on-deck to guide you.


New Winter 2019 workshops include:


Intro to Fusion 360 – Click here

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

Lexington, MA – January 8, 2019

Auburn, ME – January 15, 2019

Concord, NH – January 22, 2019

Hartford, CT – January 29, 2019

Burlington, VT – February 5, 2019

Warwick, RI – February 12, 2019

Workshops run 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and cost $150 each.


 Laser Cutting & Engraving with CorelDraw – Click here

This six-hour class is designed to get even the absolute beginner up and laser cutting in no time! We’ll be covering how to make simple shapes and text, how to turn pictures from the internet into shapes that can be cut out, how to prepare files for cutting and more.

Lexington, MA – January 9, 2019

Auburn, ME – January 16, 2019

Concord, NH – January 23, 2019

Hartford, CT – January 30, 2019

Burlington, VT – February 6, 2019

Warwick, RI – February 13, 2019

Workshops run 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and cost $150 each.


Reverse Engineering with 3D Scanning – Click here

Ever wanted to modify an STL file you found on Thingiverse? This six-hour class will show you how to use VXelements to turn any STL file back into a CAD file that can be easily modified. It’s also a great tool for showing students how to break down complicated shapes into their basic components to make CAD modeling easier.

Lexington, MA – January 10, 2019

Auburn, ME – January 17, 2019

Concord, NH – January 24, 2019

Hartford, CT – January 31, 2019

Burlington, VT – February 7, 2019

Warwick, RI – February 14, 2019

Workshops run 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and cost $150 each.  


2018 Massachusetts CAD Summit for Educators – Click here

  • Hear updates and information regarding the 2019 SkillsUSA Challenges for Technical Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Animation, and Laser Engraving.
  • Learn some valuable tips and tricks from AET Labs’ technical consultants for Reverse Engineering with 3D Scanning.
  • Join a lively roundtable discussion with some local educators who are using various CAD software and solutions in innovative ways in the classroom.
  • And finally, check out a presentation from Formlabs’ Levi Smith on how powerful, affordable SLA 3D printing solutions are being used in some local school districts to teach real-world advanced manufacturing and design skills.

This year’s event will focus on Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor/ Fusion 360 and Onshape applications for the classroom.

When – December 5, 2018

Where – Minuteman High School, Lexington, MA

Time – 8:30-3:00

Cost -Free








Some of our past topics have included:

  • How to use Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Mechatronics Systems
  • Principles of Industrial Automation
  • 3D Scanning Applications
  • Siemens Advanced Manufacturing Certification
  • Applied Laser Engraving and Cutting
  • CNC Router Applications
  • Beginning and Advanced 3D Printing and Scanning
  • Wire Bending Applications
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
We support and train educators throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Contact us today for more information and to keep up-to-date on our upcoming workshop opportunities!

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