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5 Steps to 5-Axis

Dynamic and efficient, 5-axis machining is fast becoming the standard in manufacturing. As more complex geometries and production efficiencies are demanded by industry, how do we prepare students with the right skills needed to excel as advanced, 5-axis adept machinists? Follow 5 progressive steps: Step One: Choose professional-grade CNC machines and software by EMCO The… read more

Why Will a Laser be the Most Popular Tool in Your Makerspace?

Four reasons a laser machine will be the hit of your makerspace, hackerspace, or fab lab. Courtesy of Amy Dallman, Epilog Laser How do you build a successful makerspace? It’s the tools in the space that bring in users, and the more users your space has, the more successful your space can be. Makers are… read more

MakerBot Introduces the New METHOD X

Press Release Courtesy of MakerBot BROOKLYN, NY—August 1, 2019— MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, announces the launch of METHOD X, a manufacturing workstation engineered to challenge traditional manufacturing with real ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material, a 100°C chamber, and Stratasys SR-30 soluble supports to deliver exceptional dimensional accuracy and precision for complex, durable parts.… read more

Highlights From AET’s CNC Furniture-Making Workshop

On July 16th & 17th instructors from across New England traveled to Marlborough High School in Marlborough, MA to take part in our inaugural 2-day CNC Furniture-Making Bootcamp Workshop. Using cloud-based Fusion 360 software the group designed custom stools for fabrication, prepared them using Fusion 360 software to be milled and then made the parts… read more

Women in Engineering

Courtesy of TecQuipment, June 20, 2019 Learn more about what inspires young women to pursue a career in engineering today and what it’s like to be a female engineer in this blog post, featuring established TecQuipment engineer Bridget Whitehouse and aspiring young engineer Molly Ferneyhough.  Encountering a woman in engineering in the 1980’s was a… read more

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

Courtesy of Gina Scala, Stratasys 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

Highlights From Hanover Messe 2019

Wow! What a fantastic week at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. AET Labs was delighted to attend Hanover Messe 2019 with our special guests Dr. Ed Bouquillon, Superintendent of Minuteman High School in Lexington, MA and Dan Larochelle, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Department Chair at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH. Together with… read more

MakerBot launches 3D Printing Certification Program for Students

Apr 2 – 2019 | | by Felipe Castaneda, Senior Creative Manager, MakerBot MakerBot expands its 3D printing educational ecosystem with a new program aimed to empower students with design thinking and creative problem-solving skills through real-world design applications. MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, bridges the 3D printing skills gap with the launch… read more

Stratasys Unveils the New F120 Industrial-Grade 3D Printer

Stratasys is transforming 3D printing again! Today, April 1st, Stratasys presented their answer to industry-ready additive tech to the world at AMUG 2019, and the superior capabilities of this desktop sized 3D printer are no joke. “The F120 is designed to be easier to own, but with industrial strength,” said Gina Scala, director of marketing,… read more