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August 2018

Advanced Laser Cutting Machine Applications

August 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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When the excitement of your new laser wears off and you've finally gotten tired of making little trinkets for your administrators, take the next step in creativity by learning the many other advanced features and benefits this technology has to offer. Topics Include: Safety Cylindrical engraving with the rotary attachment Jigs and fixtures Advanced Bitmap tracing 2.5D engraving techniques Color mapping Rubber stamps Design project 1 Design project 2 Design project 3 Design project 4 Prerequisites: None Register Here Part of AET…

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Using VCarve Pro with your CNC Router

August 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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One of the best things about adding a CNC router to a school or college is the amount of subjects it has the potential to cross-over into. VCarve CAM software is perfect for the educational environment. It's easy enough to make progress in a standard class period but also has enough power to be used for more in-depth projects to enable all levels of student use. In this workshop, we'll teach instructors how to integrate VCarve Pro into your classroom…

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May 2019

Dig It. Fab It. Make It.

May 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 101 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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5th Annual Digital Fabrication Event for New England Educators Hosted with our industry partners at Stratasys, we’ll be presenting the most cutting-edge digital fabrication tech, tools and resources available for schools including: 3D Printers 3D Scanners Laser Cutting & Engraving Machines CNC Milling & Routing Machines Wire Bending Machines Fab Lab furniture Space Planning & Design Featuring: Keynote Speaker from the New England STEM community Round-table panel discussion and FAQ with local educators who are successfully using digital fabrication tools in their…

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Extreme Redesign New England – 5th Annual Student Competition

May 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 101 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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AET Labs, Stratasys & GrabCAD are pleased to present the New England Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. This annual “People’s Choice” semi-final event honors students from all over Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont & Connecticut. Students are challenged to redesign an existing product to improve how a task is accomplished, or design something entirely new that addresses an unmet need. This is a quest to find the most creative, mechanically sound, and realistically achievable design using 3D printing....  For registration,…

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July 2019

Summer Workshop Series – CNC Furniture Making

July 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Marlborough High School, 431 Bolton Street
Marlborough, MA 01752 United States
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$495

Flat-pack furniture is a popular trend with industry and consumers and a great application for instructors looking to acquire new skills, tips and projects to bring back to the classroom. Please join AET Labs on July 16th & 17th for our inaugural CNC Furniture Making Workshop for New England instructors and learn how to use a CNC router to craft your very own custom stool! Our 2-day CNC Furniture Making Workshop will teach you how to design for CNC fabrication,…

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September 2019

GrabCAD Meet-up with Stratasys and AET Labs

September 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GrabCAD, 9 Camp St, 2nd floor
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Designing for Additive Manufacturing with Next-Gen Technologies On September 18 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., AET Labs is teaming up with Stratasys and GrabCAD at GrabCAD HQ in Cambridge, MA to dive into what's driving the next generation of additive manufacturing with industry updates, hands-on instruction, demos and an under-the-hood look at the world’s most innovative Polyjet 3D printer, the Stratasys J750. Event highlights: State of the 3D printing industry discussion; learn what's on the horizon Demonstration of new Advanced FDM capabilities in GrabCAD Print Create…

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June 2020

Turn Your Ideas into Reality using Fusion 360

June 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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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 

June 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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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

June 17 @ 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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Free
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 Corel Draw with your Laser 

June 17 @ 1:00 pm
Remote Workshop – Presented from the AET Labs Demo Room, 239 Western Ave.
Essex, MA 01929 United States
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Free
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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