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We Have a Winner!

The winner of our 2019 TEC/Ultimaker Fall Conference
3D Printer Giveaway is:

Greg Kunz, Tech Ed Teacher at
Rochambeau MS, Southbury, CT!

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Each fall and spring, TEC travels to several Academic Conferences representing Ultimaker 3D Printers and other STEM equipment to schools in New England. Educators at the recent fall conferences had the opportunity to register their school to win an Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D Printer (valued at $4,295!) by visiting TEC’s booth and entering their name into the raffle. Over 300 educators from seven states entered for a chance to win!

Greg Kunz is excited to be adding a new Ultimaker 3 Extended to his Tech Ed Program! Mr. Kunz teaches Technology Education to Grades 6, 7 and 8 at Rochambeau MS. Mr. Kunz entered the raffle for his school at the Connecticut Technology and Engineering Education Association (CTEEA) Fall Conference. His students have been exploring 3D printing and he is looking forward to expanding his program with additional 3D printers.

“I’m very excited (and so are my students)!”
– Mr.Kunz

The Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D Printer is an award-winning dual extrusion industrial 3D printer. Used by companies worldwide including Siemens, L’Oréal, and Volkswagen, Ultimaker 3D printers are chosen by secondary and post-secondary schools because of their ease of use, open source technology, and reliability.

Example of a phone holder and its prototype.

Mr. Kunz’s program explores the method of problem-solving as practiced by engineering professionals. This method requires students to outline a problem or challenge and formulate a strategy to solve it through a process of writing, sketching, design, and group cooperation. His students also learn about developing technologies such as robotics, computer graphic design, 3D printing and 3D computer modeling.

Click here to see a video he put together about his program!

This is the third year that TEC has collaborated with Ultimaker North America to offer a 3D printer raffle to schools in the region during the fall conference season. The 2018 Winner was James Genovese of Conard High School in Connecticut, and the 2017 Winner was Kate Owen of Thetford Academy in Vermont.

Thank you to the many schools who participated in this year’s 2019 TEC/Ultimaker Fall Conference 3D Printer Giveaway!

► Interested in Ultimaker 3D Printers for your school? Contact us for EDU pricing or a quotation, we’re happy to help!

TEC Receives Prestigious RolandDGA Award!

🥳Yay us! We were awarded Roland DGA Corporation’s prestigious “Pinnacle Sales Achievement Award” at the National ACTE Conference! Kudos to Dave and Tom, our awesome Regional Sales Consultants, who worked closely with our customers to provide them the best print/cut or 3D milling solution for their school! The award was accepted by Jeff Hapgood, V.P. of Sales, who attended the Roland Dealer Conference at ACTE in Anaheim, CA.

This is the second consecutive year TEC has received this recognition from Roland DGA! 🏆

Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle Now Available!

New from Ultimaker!

October 2019

Seamlessly integrating the Ultimaker S5 printer with the Air Manager and Material Station, the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is the new complete solution from Ultimaker that boosts safety and productivity for an extended range of materials. 

  • Fast and easy front-loading of up to six filaments 

  • Uninterrupted printing with automatic material switching 

  • Humidity-controlled material storage 

  • Compatible with third-party filaments, including composites 

  • Enclosed build chamber and EPA filter remove up to 95% of ultrafine particles (UFPs) 

Registration for CRCC is OPEN!

Calling all Middle Schools! The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) Registration is OPEN! Bring robotics and coding to all your students, join this wonderful event and compete against other middle schools in your state!

Coding is the fastest growing career today, yet not enough schools introduce all their students to the subject. Get your call into the CRCC and this will change!

What is CRCC?
CRCC is an engaging online competition for students that develops their creative thinking, computational logic and core understanding of engineering principles using coding and robotics as they compete.

The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition is:

  • Fun, gamified, level-based competition
  • Engaging and empowering for students
  • Level based gamified that rewards participation
  • Inclusive and gender friendly
  • Open to everyone – No expensive hardware required.

How does it work?
The competition starts on October 15th, 2019 and includes four phases:

  1. Bootcamp – training phase
  2. Competition phase
  3. Qualifiers phase
  4. Finals – Face to face state event*

State finals will take place in December 2019.

How much does it cost?
These are the registration fees that include the CRCC platform, support, webinars, promotion materials, and event participation (You can choose one of the options below):

  • School CRCC license – $550
  • Classroom CRCC license – $250
  • Individuals CRCC license – $75

Where can I register?
Bring robotics and coding to all your students, join this wonderful event and compete against other middle schools in your state CLICK HERE to sign up for CRCC!

* Face to face finals will take place in states with a sufficient number of registered schools and where a sponsor host is found.

Too Hot to Handle Laser Engraver Deals!

Take advantage of these offers before they melt away on Dec. 31st!

⊗ Super Hot Laser Engraver Bundle*

• LaserPro Spirit LS 40 Watt Laser Engraver
FREE Cutting Table
FREE Air Compressor
FREE Rotary Attachment
FREE EDU Seat of CorelDraw Graphics Suite
Super Hot Bundle Price … $18,495 (save $2,800)!

⊗⊗ Sizzling Laser Engraver Bundle*

• LaserPro Spirit LS 40 Watt Laser Engraver
FREE Cutting Table
FREE Air Compressor
FREE Rotary Attachment
FREE EDU Seat of CorelDraw Graphics Suite
Add a BOFA Oracle IQ Fume Extractor for only $995 (reg. price $3,549)!
Sizzling Bundle Price … $19,490 (save $5,354)!

⊗⊗⊗ Nuclear Laser Engraver Bundle*

• LaserPro Spirit LS 40 Watt Laser Engraver
• FREE Cutting Table
• FREE Air Compressor
• FREE Rotary Attachment
• FREE EDU Seat of CorelDraw Graphics Suite
Add a BOFA Oracle IQ Fume Extractor for only $995 (reg. price $3,549)!
Add a Roland GS-24 Vinyl Cutter WITH STAND for only $995 (reg. price $2,095)!‡
Nuclear Bundle Price … $20,485** (save $6,454)!
**Also available without the BOFA for $19,940
‡New England Academic Customers only.

*Bundle prices do not include deliveries requiring a lift gate or special access, training, or installation. Request a quote for offer details and options! Email sales@TECedu.com with your questions.

Offers End 12/31/19.

Students Go Large with Roland Print-Cut!

High Tech Training for the Next Generation of Signmakers
Blackstone Valley Tech | Upton, Massachusetts

Tom Lamont is proud to be an instructor at one of the top 25 high schools in the U.S., Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, or Valley Tech, in Upton, Mass. Each year, more than 1,000 students from 13 towns apply for 320 spots.

Lamont worked for many years in the sign business. When his son was accepted at Valley Tech in 2014, Lamont offered to help teach the Painting & Design Technologies class. As he toured the facility, he noticed a 30-inch Roland printer/cutter in the corner.

“With our Roland equipment, we can compete with the best schools.”

“Of course, I knew right away what it was – I’ve had very positive experiences using Roland inkjets,” said Lamont. “The instructor said they were looking for someone to teach the kids digital printing.” Lamont applied, and the rest is history.

Growing with the Latest Tech
To update the school’s production platform, Lamont brought in a 30-inch Roland TrueVIS SG-300 digital printer/cutter. “Rolands are the best – you can’t beat the quality,” he said. “The TrueVIS has amazing speed and accuracy, and the print/cut feature streamlines our workflow.”

Hands-on Training
To introduce the benefits of digital printing, Lamont has students download images from which he then prints and cuts decals that students use to personalize notebooks or cell phones.

Later, Lamont teaches students the sign trade, including printing banners, floor graphics and safety signs. Junior and seniors at the school handle all aspects of project production, lamination and installation for signs, banners, t-shirt transfers and wall and floor graphics. Lamont also takes his students on field trips to the nearby Roland Imagination Center in Wilmington, Mass. There, the students get to experience the latest in printing technology.

Last year, Lamont’s students took part in the SkillsUSA Promotional Billboard competition, placing 4th out of 12 schools. Lamont is already prepping his students for this year. “With our Roland equipment, we can compete with the best schools.”

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TEC, Inc. Selected to Represent Intelitek in New England!

 

TEC, Inc. is excited to have been chosen to represent Intelitek® in New England! Intelitek is a world-leading developer, producer, and supplier of Technology Training Solutions, Comprehensive Learning Solutions for Technology, and Industry Grade Certifications.

Intelitek Education Solutions

STEM Education

Implementing programs for K-12 and higher education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Information Technology.

Workforce Development

Implementing training projects for career and technical education with a focus on skills to prepare the workforce for modern industry.

Human Capital Development

Implementing resource development projects to assist states and governments with mass training, skill development and social integration for diverse populations in the country.


 

Intelitek Industrial Certification

Intelitek partners with leading manufacturers in Industry to deliver Certifications so students get certified while learning the skills needed in the workforce including:

            • Robotics Certification from Yaskawa
            • Vision Sensors Certification from Cognex
            • PLM Certification from Siemens

 

Whether building a program from the ground up or expanding your existing curriculum, Intelitek specializes in bringing sustainable, scalable solutions into educational and training programs for middle schools, high schools, universities and technical training centers. With our unique combination of e-learning curriculum simulation software and industry-based lab hardware, we help develop career and technology training programs that best fit the needs and budget of your program.

To learn more about Intelitek Career Skills Training, 
Download this Map of Intelitek Courses

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

Learn more about Ultimaker Printers >

TEC Laser Preventative Maintenance

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 techsupport@TECedu.com 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:

Product

MSRP

Promotional Price

Savings

VG-540A

$17,995.00

$15,495.00

$2,500.00

VG-640A

$21,995.00

$18,995.00

$3,000.00

► Request a Quote

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:

Product

MSRP

Promotional Price

Savings

LEF-12i

$17,995.00

$15,995.00

$2,000.00

LEF-200

$25,995.00

$20,995.00

$5,000.00

LEF-300

$29,995.00

$27,995.00

$2,000.00

► Request a Quote

 

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:

Product

MSRP

Promotional Price

Savings

SG-300

$11,995.00

$9,995.00
Lowest Price EVER!

$2,000.00

SG-640

$14,995.00

$12,995.00

$2,000.00

► Request a Quote

New Roland Printer Available!

VersaSTUDIO BT-12

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>

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