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July 2020

Turn Your Ideas into Reality using Fusion 360

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Course Description: Fusion 360 is a powerful CAD platform that designers can use to make a myriad of different types of parts. In this course, we will go over how to navigate and create simple objects in Fusion 360. The focus is on the mechanical design capabilities of the program. We will make a simple assembly together that will show to use Fusion 360 to make components.  Sample Part We'll Create: Drill Press Vice  What You Will Learn: How to Navigate the User Interface   Sketching Profiles  Extruding Shapes  Revolving a round component  Joining components together to make…

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Transform a CAD Model into a Functional Part

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Free

Course Description:  In addition to its powerful CAD modeling capabilities, Fusion 360 includes a full-featured CAM module. This enables designers to move between designing and programming seamlessly. We will learn the process to take an existing part and make a g-code program than can be run on the required CNC mill.  Sample Part We'll Create: Milling vice soft jaw  What You Will Learn: How to set up machines  Set tooling  Create setups  Make and modify 2D toolpaths  Post process a…

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Design for Additive Manufacturing with FDM based 3D printers

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Educators

Course Description  Just like with any other manufacturing process, the strengths and weaknesses of FDM printers must be accounted for optimal results. We will be covering the relationship of the extrusion width to printed features, how to make parts self-supporting, how to reduce stress concentrations, sectioning a difficult to print part, and how to design snap fit clips.  Sample Part We'll Create: Electronics enclosure  What You Will Learn: Improve the strength of your part  Determine what print settings to use…

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Using CorelDraw with Your Laser

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Laser Workshop

Course Description: CorelDraw is program that allows the user to draw vector-based shapes. These can be especially useful for creating 2 dimensional designs for laser cutting. In this course, we will look at the basics of creating shapes and preparing them for the laser cutting process.  Example Part We'll Create: Cell phone stand  What You Will Learn: Drawing vectors  Incorporating text  Importing a DXF design  File preparation for laser  This is a free workshop open to New England educators during the COVID-19…

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How to Operate a CNC Mill with a Siemens Controller

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Siemens Mill Workshop

Course Description:  The Siemens controller is the backbone for a large variety of CNC machines. In this class, we will be looking at the offline controller simulator, SinuTrain. It is a fully functional simulator that allows students to become familiar with the workflow of preparing their g-code programs without needing to use a physical machine.    What You Will Learn  What do each of the Machine modes do?  How to set up a tool library  Navigating the program manager  Inserting a posted program Simulating programs  This is a free workshop open to New England educators during…

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Using V-Carve to Engrave with a CNC Router Workshop

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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VCarve Workshop

Course Description: V-Carve is a powerful tool for creating G-code files for CNC routers. Using it, a designer can draw out their idea, then assign toolpaths to create a program usable on their machine. We will focus on the carving functionality in the software, which is perfect for signage.  Sample Part We'll Create: V-carved sign  What You Will Learn: Drawing shapes in V-Carve  Importing a DXF design  Set up your tools  Creating and editing 2D toolpaths  Posting your G-code program  This is a free workshop…

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Reverse Engineering and Metrology Applications with 3D Scanning

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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reverse metrology workshop

Course Description:  With complicated parts, it can take hours to measure all the features needed to model it in CAD. When reverse engineering, it often can be faster to take a 3D scan that allows the user to extract the needed features for CAD. We will look at how to take a scan we have taken with a Creaform scanner and turn it into a SolidWorks model.   Sample Part We Will Work On: Tailgate hinge  What You Will Learn: Scanning Process  Creating CAD entities from the scanned mesh …

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CNC Wire Sculpting Workshop

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Course Description:  CNC wire bending is a powerful tool that can enable artists and designers to literally draw in wire. In this class, we will investigate the sculptural aspects of this machine. Using a 3D scan of a head, we can create wire profiles in CAD to create form. Then, we use our D.I.Wire CNC wire bender to make all the profiles we need to put our creation together.  What You Will Learn: Operation of a D.I.Wire CNC  Use pre-made CAD model to show concept  Break out…

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Make Custom PCBs with Voltera V-One

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Voltera PCB Workshop

Course Description: The Voltera V-One provides makers with the ability to print custom circuit boards. It can print out all the conductive traces on FR1 substrate, and then print the solder needed to reflow surface mount components. In this class, we will be making a board with both surface mount and through hole components.  Sample Part We'll Create: Modified Hello World board  What You Will Learn:  Caring for the inks  Drilling through holes in a board  Probing existing features to locate the board  Print conductive ink…

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Waterjet Cutting Parts for Strength and Precision

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Protomax

Course Description: OMAX’s ProtoMAX waterjet cutter brings the capabilities of industrial machines to a machine with a footprint that fits within an office. We will look at how to use the machine to cut parts that are both strong and precise.  Example Part We'll Create: Bracket for a CNC machine  What You Will Learn:  Importing a DXF design  Assigning cut quality  Setting the cut parameters  Setting up for waterjet cutting  Waterjet operation  Keep your machine running optimally  This is a free workshop open to New…

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