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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 sales@TECedu.com 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.

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If you need to contact Matt with a technical support question or concern, you can email him at Matt.Klinck@TECedu.com.

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.

New KeyCreator V15.5 Released!

Kubotek USA announced a new update of KeyCreator Direct CAD Modeling software!  KeyCreator Direct CAD is the choice for designers, manufacturers, and analysts that want a flexible fast way to create, change, analyze or communicate a mechanical part or design.  The latest version, KeyCreator 2017 V15.5,  has been updated with file translators, license authentication flexibility, detailing productivity enhancements, and a new no-charge viewer.

Read the Press Release from Kubotek3D! >

FREE Student Seats
Students can request a FREE seat of KeyCreator software!  Click here to request yours!

NEW! Vinyl Cutter Startup Kit from Roland

Everything you need to “get started!”

Roland has put together a GS-24 Cutter Startup Kit containing essential, top quality products to help new owners complete a variety of jobs that explore the machine’s capabilities.  Assembled by Roland, sold only through Roland Authorized Educational Resellers (that’s us)!

Included in the Kit:

  • 2 rolls of Arlon Series 5000 Black Vinyl, 24” x 30’
  • 2 rolls of Arlon Series 5000 Blue Vinyl, 24” x 30’
  • 2 rolls of Arlon Series 5000 Green Vinyl, 24” x 30’
  • 2 rolls of Arlon Series 5000 Red Vinyl, 24” x 30’
  • 2 rolls of Arlon Series 5000 White Vinyl, 24” x 30’
  • 1 roll of RTape ApliTape 4075RLA® Conform® Application Tape, 24” x 300’
  • 2 rolls of RTape ApliTape 4075RLA® Conform® Application Tape, 6.5” x 300’
  • 2 needle nose tweezers
  • 12 Industry Standard 4” squeegees with rounded corners

(Sorry, no substitutions or exceptions allowed.)

For more information email sales@TECedu.com or give us a call!

To Order:

Roland GS-24 Vinyl Starter Kit510-0022VK$588.99

 

$4,000 Instant Rebate for Select Roland MDX-540 Mills!

Hurry, Limited Time Roland MDX-540S Sales Promotion!

Effective January 26, 2018 through March 31, 2018, customers who purchase a qualifying Roland MDX-540S milling device will receive an instant rebate of $4,000! 

ProductMSRPInstant RebatePost-rebate Price
MDX-540S$26,995.00$4,000.00$22,995.00
MDA-540SA$36,995.00$4,000.00$32,995.00

For more information or an academic price quote, call 1-800-338-2238 or email sales@TECedu.com.  We’re happy to help!

School purchase orders need to be received no later than March 31, 2018 in order to qualify for the rebate!

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Sign-up Today for Our Hands-on Event for Manufacturers!

Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:  10:00am – 12:30pm, Lunch Included!
Cost:  FREE!
Location:  T.E.C. Inc., 32 Commercial Street, Concord, NH 03301 (across from the Grappone Conference  Center)
Contact Us:  603-224-8324 or email info@TECedu.com

Join Us!

3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing process.
Meet with Ultimaker North America guests Peter Ho, Application Engineer, and Matt Fawcett, Channel Manager, to learn how the constant emergence of new 3D printing technologies, machines, and materials in Professional Desktop 3D Printing are transforming today’s mechanical design and manufacturing.

Come to our informal seminar to learn, share your insights, TRY IT for yourself, and leave with the latest trends in Professional Desktop 3D Printing – and a full belly with lunch on us!

Ultimaker Material Closeout!

Special Offer!

50% off List Price of Select Ultimaker Black Spool Material!
(Black spools have no NFC chips for UM3; in the above image, the spool is black, not referring to the actual material color.)  
Limited Quantities Available!

Part numberDescriptionRegular priceCloseout price
570-0024BUltimaker ABS Red, black spool $49.95$24.98Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0026BUltimaker ABS Silver, black spool $49.95$24.98 Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0027BUltimaker ABS Pearl Gold, black spool $49.95$24.98 Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0028BUltimaker ABS Green, black spool $49.95$24.98 Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0029BUltimaker ABS Orange, black spool $49.95$24.98 Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0030BUltimaker ABS Yellow, black spool $49.95$24.98 Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0031BUltimaker ABS Gray, black spool $49.95$24.98 Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0038BUltimaker CPE Yellow, black spool $59.95$29.98 Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0039BUltimaker CPE Green, black spool $59.95$29.98 Default_Buymetemp_086
570-0046BUltimakerPC (Polycarbonate) White,  black spool $69.95$34.98 Default_Buymetemp_086

No backorders, first PO’s in, in stock quantities only.  Shipping additional.

Congrats Conard H.S., Winner of Ultimaker 3 Printer!

TEC attended 11 different conferences in seven states in the month of October and November (phew!) and at each conference booth visitors had the opportunity to enter their name to win a FREE Ultimaker 3 3D Printer for their school or library!!  Over 550 people entered to win, and of all those people the lucky winner drawing pulled was Mr. James Genovese of Conard H.S. in Hartford CT!

With the support of Ultimaker NA, we are excited to deliver this exciting technology Conard H.S.!  Tom Donahue, Regional Sales Consultant from TEC, Inc. will be delivering the Ultimaker to Mr. Genovese in the coming weeks, we can’t wait to see the 3D printing creations the students create with the Ultimaker 3.  Happy Holidays!! 🙂

Learn more about the Ultimaker 3>

New – Ultimaker Breakaway Material!

Ultimaker recently announced the release of Breakaway material!  Breakaway is a support material for multi-extrusion 3D printing. Breakaway support is quick to remove and does not need further post-processing for a smooth finish on your 3D print. Designed for a hassle-free 3D printing experience, Breakaway provides good adhesion to ABS, PLA, Nylon, CPE, or CPE+.  Learn more!

Yale School of Architecture Instructs Students with MDX Milling Technology

Congrats to Yale School of Architecture, a TEC customer, for this great feature story from Roland DGA!

Roland MDX milling machines have played a key role in the Yale School of Architecture’s educational program since 2001. Those in charge of the University’s fabrication lab say the unique capabilities and ease of use of Roland mills, like the MDX-540, have played a key role in the overall success of their program.

“I wish the rest of our machines were as easy to use as the Rolands,” said Eberhart.

Read the Case Story

Learn more about the MDX-540 >

50% Off Roland Project Based Learning!

50% Discount Off Project Based Learning

with the Purchase of a Machine!

Offer Ends September 30, 2017!

Keep students from all education levels engaged in projects throughout the school year with their easy-to-follow PBL tutorials!

Fully Developed and Ready-to-Teach

Project Based Learning covers a wide variety of engineering, design, and art projects. These include tutorials that give students a better understanding of technology and software, plus instruction on how to cut decals, how to customize smartphone covers, milling Yo-yos, and many more unique and fun lessons.

Special Offer Details

Receive a 50 percent discount off a PBL tutorial with the purchase a corresponding machine on the same purchase order!

Eligible products:

  • GS-24
  • SRM-20
  • MDX-50
  • MDX-540
  • SG-300
  • SG-540
  • LEF-12i
  • LEF-200
  • LEF-300

That’s a savings of up to $1,195!

Email sales@TECedu.com for a proposal (New England Customers) or give us a call at 1-800-338-2238!

School purchase orders must be received by 9/30/17 to receive this amazing discount!

– Purchase order must include a qualifying Roland device together with the PBL
– Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion
– Valid in USA only

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