Makerspaces

Mind the Gap… Aligning Industry and Academia to Power Additive Manufacturing

Courtesy of Gina Scala, Stratsys Apr 23, 2019 For many years, 3D Printing was an abstract concept. The technology “could” be used to advance innovation, streamline design cycles, and power manufacturing, but there was little or no proof. Industries started to explore how to align additive manufacturing across business, but there were few use-cases to… read more

Are you Ready for Dig it. Fab it. Make it?

AET Labs is delighted to announce the return of Dig it. Fab it. Make it. for 2019. Educators from across New England are invited to join AET Labs and our co-hosts Stratasys and GrabCAD on May 17th from 9:00 – 2:00 for this year’s Fab Lab & Makerspace Expo for Education at WPI. We have… 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 & MakerBot Experimental Extruder Workshop Recap

On March 23rd AET Labs and MakerBot introduced the new MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder to the New England education community. Educators from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut came together at Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA for this fun, hands-on day of 3D printing instruction. MakerBot Product Specialist Chris Franks began the day with a… read more

Register for a Hands-On Workshop 3/23 – MakerBot 3D Printing Custom Applications

On March 23rd join AET Labs and MakerBot Product Specialist Chris Franks as he introduces the new MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder to the New England education community. Chris will discuss how custom material print modes offer new advantages to your classroom, and how this creative flexibility can help push the boundaries for your school. Topics will include:… read more

Interdisciplinary Learning on Advanced Technology Strengthens STEM at Marlborough High School

Originally published by Stratasys, a global leader in applied additive manufacturing. AET Labs is happy to serve the New England education community as a Stratasys partner. High-Level Learners In 2011, Marlborough High School (MHS) in Massachusetts established their STEM Early College High School program after receiving a grant from the U.S. DOL and the Massachusetts… read more

MakerBot Labs New Experimental Extruder

MakerBot Labs Webinar

MakerBot recently announced the release of the Experimental Extruder and MakerBot Labs – a sandbox within Thingiverse to share & discuss advanced Material Print Profiles, software APIs, and hardware mods. This past December, we invited New England educators to listen in, as guest speaker Chris Franks of MakerBot gave an introduction to this exciting new… read more

Extreme Redesign 2018 Announced

Chances are if you were to give your savvy students a product to critique they would quickly assess it and think “I can make this better”, and they’d probably be right! Why not harness that “making” enthusiasm into an engineering design learning opportunity?   Extreme Redesign is a global quest sponsored by Stratasys and GrabCAD… read more

5 “Life-ready” Skills You Can Learn in a Fab Lab

Life-Ready Skills You Can Learn in a FabLab

There’s much talk these days about how “soft skills” are growing to be just as important than academic, technical skills for career success. The beauty of learning in a Fab Lab? You’ll acquire both! Here are five important “life-ready” skills students will learn in a Fab Lab: Resilience With 3D printing, Laser Cutting & Engraving,… read more