February 09, 2017

See the Latest in Digital Fabrication Technology in Action - March 14th at WPI

AET’s 3rd annual Digital Fabrication Technology Showcase is fast approaching!

Digital Fabrication Showcase - 2017New England educators are invited to learn how integrating digital fabrication technology into their school’s curriculum can promote design-thinking and innovation. This year’s showcase at the WPI Campus in Worcester, will feature a series of interactive Learning Labs to demonstrate the latest in digital fabrication machines & tools and their applications for education including:

  • 3D Printers
  • Laser Cutting & Engraving Machines
  • 3D Scanning Devices
  • Desktop Wire Benders
  • CNC & More

F370 from StratasysIn what will prove to be a highlight of the event, educators will have one of the first chances to see the new Stratasys F370 demonstrated!

Part of Stratasys’ F123 series, this machine combines powerful FDM technology with design-to-print GrabCAD software for the most versatile and intelligent solution available.

Just entering the realm of 3D printing? Incredible ease of use with both the hardware and the software means you don’t need special 3D printing expertise. That said, the fact that it’s simple to use doesn’t mean you’re getting “basic” quality and features! The F123 series delivers engineering-grade quality and repeatability, unparalleled at it’s price point. Each of the 3 models accepts up to four different materials, in 10 different colors, to support a wide range of prototyping and tooling applications. These are machines built for heavy workload and ability to streamline workflow in the busiest of FabLabs.

This series of 3D printers will enable your student designers and engineers to rapidly go from from design concept to functional prototype in a fraction of the time, compared with traditional prototyping methods. The result: more time for engaged learning time and student production.

We hope you take the chance to see this BMW designed model “live” at this year’s showcase!

Along with the showcase we are pleased to present the following presentations from experts in Digital Fabrication, Engineering and Design:


Keynote Presentation: Digital Fabrication & the Quest for Maker Mastery
Tasker Smith, Technical Instructor in MIT’s Pappalardo Undergraduate Laboratories

How digital fabrication tools help makers in their design process by encouraging free iteration and driving design-thinking?

What Does the Future of 3D Printing in Education Look Like?
Jesse Roitenberg, National Education Sales Manager – Stratasys

Learn about the latest trends and how 3D printing is continuing to shape the next generation of students, throughout the world.

3D Printing & Preparing Students for Industry 4.0
Shuvom Ghose, GrabCAD Engineer

2017 Extreme Redesign Challenge -NE Semi-finalsAs we stick our toe into the fourth Industrial Revolution, what part does 3D printing & software play and how can we prep our students to enter the workforce?

Along with the showcase, we’ll also present the People’s Choice awards for New England students entering the local semi-finals of the Extreme Redesign 3D Challenge. This year, students will compete to win a MakerBot Replicator of their own!

Interested in attending or entering your students to compete? Click here for details and registration!