Stratasys 3D Printers for Education
In absorbing the events that are unfolding worldwide we all can feel helpless, waiting as government and healthcare mobilize to help battle Covid-19. It’s a lot to unpack. In times of stress it is helpful to focus on what we can do. We at AET Labs are committed to support our local community in the small ways in which we can contribute right now. 1) We’re committed to #Stay Home as a team as much as possible in cooperation with state mandates and solidarity with healthcare providers. Let’s all flatten the curve to take the pressure off the heroes battling this in our nations hospitals. 2) We aim to support efforts of partners like Stratasys and GrabCAD as they coordinate initiatives to assist the medical community through innovation. We are excited to join in the effort to print and assemble 3D printed face shields, designed by Stratasys. We are coordinating our efforts to get local schools with Stratasys machines up and running to produce face shields for our local healthcare heroes. If you are an educator or manufacturer interested in helping please contact us for details! Thank you to our own Senior Education Strategist Mark Lyons for all his work in this effort! If you would like to donate to the cause and help schools purchase filament and materials to keep the effort going you can contribute to a GoFundMe that has been set up. Grab it: Face Shields with 3D-Printed Visors Model 😷 https://t.co/mKckY9eIWt COVID-19 protective equipment is urgent everywhere. Join in on our effort to help.#CADfiles #faceshields #covid19 #3Dprinting — GrabCAD (@GrabCAD) March 27, 2020 We’re making great use of our @Stratasys #3Dprinters to create as many face shields as possible to help in the fight of #COVID19. Let us know if you’d like to help or if you are in need of some… pic.twitter.com/9Mu2FW1Kqg — AET Labs (@AETLabs) March 27, 2020 We are also helping spread the word about the CoVent Challenge hosted by Boston-based anesthesia residents, a global challenge to find ventilation solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic. This completely virtual open moonshot competition hosted on GrabCAD is a mobilized effort to develop a rapidly deployable mechanical ventilation solution. Stratasys Helps: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: https://t.co/wBsHDTqcti See if you can join our efforts!#covid19 #makeitwithstatasys #3Dprinting — GrabCAD (@GrabCAD) March 25, 2020 COVID-19 could cause a ventilator shortage. Mass. General residents hope their virtual competition will help. https://t.co/KT3kBrIOQW pic.twitter.com/nXxIUWt2WC — Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) March 27, 2020 3) We wish to support New England educators and students seeking to adapt their academic plans and looking for ways to continue learning. We’ll be updating this page by grade level over the coming weeks with some amazing free online learning resources that have been made available by our partners. Please contact us for guidance on any of the solution below. We are happy to help educators get up and running so our region’s students can continue to access top-notch education opportunities right at […]
We’re amazed seeing the way educators and students are stepping up to the challenge, and embracing continued learning opportunities online. As we’re all in the early stages of this time of adjustment, we wish to be of support to our local education community. Below are some amazing free online learning resources that have been made available by our partners during this difficult time. Please contact us for guidance on any of the solutions below. We are happy to help educators get up and running so our region’s students can continue to access STEM and CTE education opportunities right at home. FOR K-12 STEM: One of our favorite resources for introductory CAD education is TinkerCAD. Kids will love playing in this CAD sandbox and getting familiar with how to design an STL file. We love exploring the information and videos on Festo’s Bionics4Education site. Visit a virtual Bionics Zoo and learn how nature inspires scientists to improve and innovate! FOR CTE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS: Online 3D Printing Resources for Educators and Students from Stratasys As we are all dealing with the current global pandemic, Stratasys is providing online resources for educators and students. Within this resource guide you will find: ✔ Learning more about 3D Printing ✔ Projects and Challenges ✔ Communities to join DOWNLOAD 3D PRINTING RESOURCE GUIDE Free Access to FESTO Mind-Sight Platform FESTO has generously made their entire Mind-Sight platform, a SCORM-compliant learning content management system (LCMS), free of charge until July 2020. This online software integrates tools such as efficiently building learning paths, delivering engaging lessons and monitoring student progress to ensure success. With dozens of available courses, your students can continue to learn about topics including: ✔ Electricity and Energy ✔ Industrial Technology ✔ Manufacturing Technology ✔ Many other topics are available In addition, Festo is also offering free access to many simulation programs that will allow your students to conduct virtual hands-on activities in areas such as: ✔ Electricity and Motors ✔ Fluid Power ✔ PLCs Contact email@example.com to request your free access to Mind-Sight eLearning or contact us for a complimentary consultation. Festo Didactic – Industry 4.0 Summer Online Professional Development Festo is also hosting weekly LIVE webinars on various Industry 4.0 related topics over the the summer. Courses will cover: Collaborative Robots and Advanced Vision Mechatronics Apprenticeship Getting Started with FluidSim Industrial Pneumatics Level 1 Industrial Pneumatics Level 2 and more! For dates and details on each session or to register click here. Earn PD credit! Sign-up closes 48 hours prior to each webinar. The following Festo webinars, which were previously recorded include: Cyber Physical Labs vs Factories – What is the difference?: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3589218676006359558 Industrial Hydraulics Series – Level 1: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2089892734978922248 Level 2: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3371580245715270156 PLC Series – Level 1: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/7265841524064621325 FluidSim Series – Level 1: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2317286033165212432 Level 2: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/5521821468524287760 Electricity Series – Level 1: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3607901578363809804 LVSIM Electromech Systems – https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/8807310646410367750 Universal Robot presents: “Programming Collaborative Robots through remote learning” Multiple webinar dates are being offered from Universal Robot throughout August 2020. Seats are limited and first come, first serve. Each session will begin at 9 […]
First published on the Stratasys blog on October 9th 2019, by Jessica Coughlin. Next Tuesday, October 15, marks the day when the most biomechanically realistic synthetic version of yourself – or at least certain key bones, organs and other tissues – becomes possible thanks to the new Stratasys J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer. As Stratasys-watchers know, we’ve been able to produce incredibly realistic-looking parts of the human anatomy on the J750 for a while now, leading to some remarkable stories, like the kidney cancer story we profiled at Bordeaux University Hospital. However, with Digital Anatomy, we’re now boldly venturing into replication of the actual feel, responsiveness, and biomechanics of human anatomy. That’s important because up until now, the only real way to represent human anatomy well is on a human being. And that’s not always a good idea. The other options all have significant shortcomings. To cite just a few: Cadavers are highly processed and, by definition, lack “live tissue feel.” Animals only approximate human anatomy and present ethical concerns. Traditional 3D models lack the biomechanics for optimal product training and testing. Virtual reality lack haptic feel and the ability to simultaneously view from all models. It’s unlikely that animal, cadaver or existing synthetic models will include the pathology of interest. The Digital Anatomy 3D Printer addresses all of these issues. For example, when used with the new TissuesMatrix™ material, we can effectively simulate functions like tear resistance, cutting resistance, suture pull force and valve regurgitation. With GelMatrix™ for cardiovascular anatomy, we can simulate burst pressure, guidewire insertion force, and aneurysm burst pressure. BoneMatrix™ can simulate tapping, reaming, spinal alignment and sawing. All of these and others are being clinically tested today. The new Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer has the power to create true “digital twins” – with the look, feel, and function of real organs The new solution includes new software in which you choose anatomies, not materials. The proprietary voxel-based slicer automatically generates the microstructures required, right down to different bone densities. The user can then modify the characteristics to replicate the desired patient demographic as needed. These “digital twins” have wide-ranging uses. Academic medical centers are expected to embrace them for efficient and cost-effective training on a range of pathologies, enabling clinicians to learn and develop skills prior to entering an operating room. Medical deviceMakers can use the Digital Anatomy models to optimize design throughout the product lifecycle by performing design verification, validation usability studies, competitive comparisons and failure analysis. The latest healthcare solution from Stratasys has been years in the making, and new applications are expected in the future. Learn more about the Stratasys J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer.