AET Labs offers customized professional development sessions that cover everything from basic hardware and software operations to immersive project-based workshops. Whether you're hosting a professional development day for your team or one-to-one training, we provide a hands-on experience that will enrich your technology curriculum!
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About the Instructor
Nicholas Amos is the Applications Specialist at AET Labs, leading our professional development and training programs with educators in New England. He's a father, family man, serial hobbyist, and mechanically passionate guy.
His childhood was spent building RC planes, working on cars, and programming Lego robotics, which sparked his mechanical inclination. Now as a father of two, he embraces that "we are all students," striving to encourage learning and fostering curious minds.
With nearly a decade of experience in 3D printing, machining, and designing in CAD, he transitioned his hobbies to a career. He has honed his skills in engineering, designing, programming, machining, and more. In parallel, he has continued to grow his personal workshop where, nearly seven days a week, he can be found elbows deep in a myriad of projects: soldering PCBs, rebuilding machine tools, resin & FDM printing, pursuing mechanical horology, RC stuff with the kids, and more.
As the AET Labs Applications Specialist, Nick applies his extensive skills and experience in CAD, machining, and digital manufacturing to the New England community of educators, students, and makers.
Workshops and Events
We run professional development events throughout the year that provide educators with tips on using equipment, insights from industry professionals, and networking with other instructors in New England.
We host the New England CAD-Engineering Teachers Summit each year, led by Mark Lyons, VP of Sales at AET Labs. We have also hosted workshops about CNC machines, collaborative robots, mechatronics, and industry 4.0. If you're interested in co-hosting an event with us, please let us know!
We partner with leading manufacturers to provide certifications and training to instructors so you're prepared to teach students how to get the most from the technology they're learning. Here are some of the certifications available for students that come with instructor certifications earned through train-the-trainer programs:
Festo Industry 4.0 Certification
Instructors receive training through NC3, the National Coalition of Certification Centers. NC3 and Festo have built deep industry-educational partnerships, and they develop, implement, and sustain industry-recognized portable certifications built on national skills standards.
Kuka Ready 2 Educate Certification Program
Offers high schools, technical centers, community colleges, and universities the opportunity to incorporate certificate-based robot education on KUKA products into their STEM, Advanced Manufacturing, and Mechatronics programs.
Universal Robots Skills Certification Program
Upon completing the Educational Robotics Training core course work, students receive 32 course credit hours and a Universal Robots industry-recognized certification. For instructor certification, Universal Robots conducts a 4-day Teacher Certification Training Program.
Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification Program
Prepare the workforce of tomorrow by offering a professional proficiency credential in additive manufacturing technologies, industries, and applications for FDM and PolyJet materials, key technology specifications, design considerations from CAD to CAM, fabrication considerations, and post-processing methods.
Tormach CNC Certification Program
Encourages hands-on learning of advanced manufacturing skills with a full-featured CNC controller. Novice learners can be hands-on with the tool from day one.
Greenlee Commercial and Residential Electrical Certifications
Developed and administered by NC3, the National Coalition of Certification Centers, instructors receive certifications in electrical trades.
Providing End-to-End Solutions for Successful Labs
Adam’s engagement from initially choosing our equipment to demonstrating and then following up was invaluable and I can highly recommend working with Adam Zelny and AET Labs!
Thank you again for coming out. We are so happy with the relationship we have had with AET Labs…and to be able to continue to meet more individuals like yourself so willing to help our school is amazing.
Thank you for your efforts to keep our printer on contract and up to speed.
Inspiring a generation of engineers is a team effort, and I’m grateful for your assistance in doing so.
I am taking this opportunity to share my gratitude for Zach’s courteous service work on our uPrint SE plus. I enjoy just chatting with him. He’s a super nice guy and very knowledgeable, and able to assist me with GrabCad as well during this past visit.
I wish to inform you of my satisfaction with Zach’s work – beyond satisfaction – more like impressed with his professionalism. He kept in close touch with me to arrange his visit and offered options for upgrading and improving our CAD / 3D printing programming.
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful customer service/support I received today from one of your workers, Matt Campbell.
In my 30 or so years of teaching, I have never been as impressed with a salesperson/company as I was today.
Matt worked diligently, for hours, putting together all of my new equipment without pause. It would have taken me days to do what he did in a matter of a few hours. What a polite and hard working young man that you have working for you!
Thank you again for the excellent service. It was greatly appreciated.”
I just wanted to reach out and tell you how great it is to have Zach as our repair tech. He is professional and courteous and is ALWAYS available when I contact him.”
AET Labs provides excellent sales and service: I can call them anytime I need assistance. They are my best source for equipment: no pressure, affordable and innovative solutions, flexibility, excellent follow through. The bottom line is that AET is just a great company to work with.
In 13 years of teaching, I have not found a better vendor to work with. They do not try to oversell and they back up their sales with excellent service.
“We’re the front door for people,” said Gina Bingham, NHFPL business outreach librarian, during a recent open house at Ives Squared. “Our machines are meant to be comfortable for beginners.” (Speaking to the ease-of-use of the digital fabrication machines in the Ives Squared Tinkerlab)