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STEM Lesson Plan Guide

EDU STEM Lesson Plan Tip!

Online STEM Lesson Plan Guide for Educators published by Ohio University offers resources/links and insights on:
• Facts About STEM
• How to get women & girls involved in STEM
• Importance for diversity in STEM
• Tips for Building STEM Lesson Plans
• Resources for STEM Teachers & Instructors
• Advancements happening in STEM careers


A great place to start or get ideas from!

Limited Time Ultimaker Special Offer!

FREE Material Starter Pack ($280 value)!

Purchase an Ultimaker S5, 3, or 3 Extended before June 28th, 2019 and get a free material starter pack! The starter pack includes 5-spools, one each of Ultimaker PLA, Tough PLA, ABS, CPE, and Nylon. Offer Conditions: Requires the purchase of at least one Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printer purchased at the same time. Limit one bundle per printer sold. Not valid on any previous sales or with any other offers. Offer expires June 28th, 2019.

This offer will automatically be added to your shopping cart!

Valid from: 6/10/2019 – 6/28/2019

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Service Please!

A dirty laser can become a dangerous laser! 

Yearly Maintenance is recommended for safe and optimal performance of any laser engraver. The best way to prevent laser shutdowns is MAINTENANCE! Left unaddressed, the smoke, fumes and debris will lead to dirty lenses, dirty mirrors, possible permanent damage to your machine, or even worse, a destructive fire inside your laser.

TEC is an Authorized GCC Service Center and our Technicians are trained to perform Preventative Maintenance (PM) on GCC Laser Engravers. 

This ON-SITE service starts at only $395 and includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Inspect and ensure all laser SAFETY FEATURES are clean and functional.
  2. Clean and inspect the lens for excess debris and damage.
  3. Clean and inspect the mirrors for dirt and worn surfaces.
  4. Clean and lubricate the X and Y axles.
  5. Clean and lubricate the Z screws.
  6. Clean the X and Y rollers and check the rollers for wear.
  7. Clean loose material from the bed and any area that may impede operation and cause mechanical damage.
  8. Check the fume extractor filters to determine exhaust air quality and life expectancy.
  9. Inspect and test compressor, air hoses and valves.
  10. Generate a status report addressing items needing immediate and future attention such as fans, alignment, wattage check, auto focus calculation and belt wear.

PLUS – Preventative Maintenance customers are eligible to receive exclusive discounts on laser accessories and any replacement parts including lenses, mirrors, rollers, belts, and rails!

We are accepting appointments now.

The best time to make arrangements for us to visit your school for a PM Service is during the summer when school is out; it also ensures that your laser is ready for the start of the school  year! Schedule your appointment by calling 1-800-338-2238 or email ASAP!


Rockin’ Roland Rollbacks!

Available from TEC, Inc. in New England Academic Institutions.

Terms for all offers:

    • Eligible units must ship by June 28, 2019 or while supplies last
    • No back orders allowed
    • New orders only
    • Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion
    • Promotional price is instant, no further action is necessary from the dealer or end-user
    • Normal shipping policies and charges apply

TrueVIS VG Rollback

Available in 64-inch or 54-inch models, TrueVIS VG Series printer/cutters produce professional graphics across a wide range of applications and include 4-color, 7-color, and 8-color options. Designed for both novice and advanced users, our TrueVIS VG printer/cutters are the most versatile tools ever for creating just about any sign imaginable.

Die cut labels & decals • Banners • Signs • Vehicle Wraps • Posters & Backlit Displays • Wall Graphics & Murals • Fine Art & Photos • Color Print & Cut Heat Transfers

Effective until June 28, 2019, customers who purchase TrueVIS VG can save up to $3,000 while supplies last.This is a great opportunity to purchase a powerful and easy-to-operate large format printer/cutter!

Eligible product and promotional price:



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VersaUV LEF Flatbed Printers Rollback

VersaUV LEF Series UV flatbed printers offer brilliant color and direct printing capabilities on a vast array of materials, including three-dimensional items up to 3.94” thick,

With the LEF Series, you can print on a wide variety of substrates such as PET, ABS, and polycarbonate, and soft materials such as TPU and leather, as well as three dimensional items, including pens, smartphone cases, signs, personalized awards, giftware, promotional items, laptop covers and more. The possibilities are virtually endless!

Effective through June 28, 2019, customers who purchase a VersaUV LEF UV Printer can save up to $5,000 for a limited time!

Eligible products and promotional prices:



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TrueVIS SG Rollback

True color. True Quality. True Value! Available in 54-inch or 30-inch models, TrueVIS SG Series printer/cutters come with two new FlexFire™ print heads for high-efficiency and quality, new cutting technology for increased accuracy and downforce, a Bluetooth-enabled mobile control panel, and brilliant, cost-effective, 4-color TrueVIS INK.

Die cut labels & decals • Banners • Signs • Vehicle Wraps • Posters & Backlit Displays • Floor Graphics • Color Print & Cut Heat Transfers

Pricing effective until June 28, 2019, customers who purchase a TrueVIS SG can save up to $2,000 while supplies last!

Eligible product and promotional price:



Promotional Price




Lowest Price EVER!






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New Roland Printer Available!


Roland DGA announced their newest printer, the VersaSTUDIO BT-12 DTG Printer! The BT-12 is a Direct-to-Garment printer, a no hassle way to quickly and easily create endless custom products and apparel!  No experience needed, a complete low-cost solution for only $4,995 US!

Learn more about the BT-12>

Congratulations Thetford Academy!

PRESS RELEASE: 2018 Fall Conference Giveaway

We are excited to announce that the winner of our Ultimaker Fall Conference Raffle is Kate Owen from Thetford Academy in Thetford, VT!  Kate entered the raffle at the VermontFest conference in November. We had over 700 entries in the raffle! Kate is delighted to be the winner and looking forward to using the Ultimaker in various programs at Thetford Academy. 

Mr. William Bugg, Principal of Thetford Academy, states,

“Thetford Academy is thrilled to have won the printer in the recent raffle, and we are excited to be able to put it to good use for the benefit of our students.  We have a small maker-space program already. The addition of the Ultimaker will help us expand our program and enable our students to quite literally make their concepts, their dreams, become reality.”

Tech Ed Concepts, Inc. will share updates we receive from Thetford Academy as their students engage with their new Ultimaker in their STEM, Design Technology, and Engineering and Technology courses, and throughout the school! Congrats, Kate and Thetford Academy!

Ultimaker 3D Printer Grants and EDU Discounts Available!

  • We offer Ultimaker EDU discounts available until December 31st for Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker S5 3D Printers! Contact us to request a quote!
  • Visit Ultimaker’s website Grants and Funding Resources to learn more about grants and funding!

We greatly appreciate the support from Ultimaker North America for sponsoring the Ultimaker 3 3D Printer for the raffle, Thank You!


Ultimaker CC Red Print Core Now Available!

The print core 0.6 CC Red is designed to withstand abrasive 3D printing, with a precision-machined 0.6 mm diameter nozzle and tough ruby tip. Its quick-swap design maximizes uptime with no tooling or manual calibration needed. And there’s no need to worry whether your nozzle can deal with the abrasion.

Developed in collaboration with engineer Anders Olsson, the print core is tested to print 10 kg of carbon fiber filament with no loss of quality, and 1,000 plus hours of extrusion.

Simply combine with a composite material of your choice for extremely durable end-use parts, or beautiful aesthetics on your prints.

Ultimaker’s print core 0.6 CC Red is compatible with the Ultimaker S5, comes with four spare Ultimaker S5 nozzle covers, and is available for $295.

Order the print core 0.6 CC Red

Learn more about Ultimaker Print Cores

Roland Prices are “FALL-ing!” for a Limited Time!


MDX-40A MSRP $7,995………….Promotional price $5,995


MDX-50 MSRP $10,995………….Promotional price $9,995


MDX-540 MSRP $20,995………..Promotional price $16,995


MDX-540S MSRP $26,995………Promotional price $22,995


With the purchase of a MDX-540 or MDX-540S get:

  • ZAT-540 ATC for $7,495 normally $9,995
  • Get ZCL-540 Rotary Axis for $3,495 normally $5,099


Email to speak with your Regional Sales Consultant or for a quotation!*

HURRY!  Purchase orders must be received by TEC no later than December 19th!

(*New England academic customers only.)

Ultimaker Webinar July 26th @ 1PM ET

Webinar Topic: How to get your best print, every time

Learn directly from the manufacturer!  Ultimaker North America is hosting a webinar on Thursday, July 26th at 1pm ET, “How to get your best print, every time.”  Whether you’re experienced with 3D printing and looking for helpful tips or you’re a beginner who needs some guidance, this upcoming webinar will help you get the most out of your 3D printing experience. Focusing on the Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker S5 models, topics will include:

Printer setup – Learn how to properly set up your printer
Filament storage – Tips and tricks for storing filament
Print preparation – Helpful how-to information for preparing prints
Print removal – Tricks for removing and post-processing prints
…and more!

Join us Thursday July 26th at 1:00pm ET to gain valuable knowledge on 3D printing tips and tricks so that you can get your best print, every time!

Want a FREE Pass to Construct3D 2018!?

Construct3D is a vendor agnostic, 3D printing conference and expo that brings together educators from Informal, K12, and Higher Ed to exchange ideas, build networks, develop skills and influence the direction of 3D printing in education. 

For this year’s conference, Ultimaker has announced the Back to School Promotion: Construct3D Offer! This is an exclusive offer only available to schools, libraries and makerspaces:

Educators who purchase a new Ultimaker 3D printer in the U.S. or Canada from
July 1st to Sept 7th will receive a free registration* for Construct3D 2018 ($350 value) in Atlanta, Georgia, taking place on Oct 5-8!

Click to take advantage of this limited-time offer!

*Offer valid while supplies last and available to schools, libraries and makerspaces.

TEC Welcomes Matt Klinck as New Product Support Specialist

New Service & Support Position Created to Accommodate Expanding Customer Base

Concord, NH, June 14, 2018 – Technology Education Concepts, Inc. (TEC), an Experienced Provider of Design-to-Manufacturing Solutions, announces the appointment of Matt Klinck as Product Support Specialist.  Mr. Klinck will be involved in on-site and telephone support of 3D manufacturing products including laser engravers, 3D printers, desktop milling machines, 3D scanners, vinyl cutters and wide-format printers/printer-cutters, as well as the software associated with these products.

Mr. Klinck brings with him several years of experience in computer technology and networking, technical support, product training, and customer support.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Champlain College in Vermont.  His familiarity with working in 3D and graphics will be instrumental in his transition to TEC.  Mr. Klinck’s main objective in the new position is to support the company’s long-standing philosophy of providing superior service and support to its customers.  Future responsibilities of this position include the development of training programs and additional resources for customer support.

“Our customer base is growing and our need to continue to provide excellent support and service to our customers is imperative.  Mr. Klinck’s background in 3D software and his experience with customer technical support are ideal for this new position.  We are confident that his ability to evaluate customers’ needs, coupled with his desire to assist and provide solutions will allow us to continue to provide the reliable support and service that TEC is recognized for,” states Richard Amarosa, President and Founder of TEC.


If you need to contact Matt with a technical support question or concern, you can email him at

Welcome aboard, Matt!

Now Available! Ultimaker Core Lessons: STEAM Set

Ultimaker is excited to announce the launch of the Ultimaker Core Lessons: STEAM Set, eight free lessons for STEAM educators!  This set has been added to the Ultimaker Education page, joining hundreds of other projects, resources, and examples collected from the Ultimaker Pioneers and beyond, and this set is an excellent place for all new Ultimaker educators to get ideas!

An outline of what’s included in the STEAM Set:

  • STEAM Lessons Instructional Overview
  • Within each of the 8 Lessons:
    • Lesson Overview
    • Example .STL files
    • Help Sheets
    • Walkthroughs

The recommended age range for participants for these beginner lessons is 10+.  The STEAM Set is posted here on Ultimaker’s website where you can download all the lessons for FREE!  You can also check out the blog post, “Introducing Ultimaker’s Core Lessons Set for STEAM Educators” here.

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