Interns in the Advanced Manufacturing department are wholly responsible for product creation from start to finish. They sit down with clients to assess needs and wants for products, then take that information to create products. Interns are also responsible for keeping in touch with clients to assure that their products meet specifications and tweaking them as necessary. Finally, they are responsible for final and mass production of their products. In this department, each intern acts as a designer, engineer, and machinist, meaning that they will gain valuable skills for every step of the manufacturing process, and valuable communication skills from working with clients. The team mainly works with CorelDraw, which is a vector imagining software that creates files which are used for laser cutting. They also work with computer aided design (CAD) software, such as TinkerCAD and OnShape, in order to make 3D products through use of 3D printers and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines.
Maker-Bot Replicator 3D Printers
Epilog Mini Laser Cutter
Roland MDX40A CNC Machine
Techno CNC Machine
Mojo 3D Printer
PC and Macintosh Computers
Auto Desk Inventor
Advanced Manufacturing Staff
"The best thing about PELabs in my opinion is to have students from all over Hartford come together and work in collaboration to solve problems while they develop new skills such as: technical, social and professional. PELabs is different from high school in that students get the opportunity to solve problems and choose their own path for solving those problems. They also get to deal directly with professionals in the world and customers outside in the real working environments and situations."
Advanced Manufacturing Interns
My name is Aaliyah Muhammad. I live in Bristol, Connecticut and I am currently part of the 2022 graduating class at Pathways Academy of Technology and Design. I chose to be an intern at PeLabs because I want to gain more working experience, and to improve my ability to work with others in a professional setting, while also gaining technical knowledge.
My name is Avila Thompson. I live in Cromwell, CT and I am the valedictorian of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design class of 2021. I chose to be an intern here at PELabs because I saw that it was not just a work experience but a learning experience as well. I am always looking to expand my knowledge in any field, especially engineering. I am part of the Advanced Manufacturing branch and I hope to learn how to use as many of the machines there as possible.
My name is Char'Dasia Bozeman. I live in Hartford, CT and I am a part of the 2021 graduating class at HPHS. I choose to be in this internship because I wanted to learn how to use this equiptment. I am apart of the Advanced Manurfacturing department and I hope that I can be able to use the laser cutter and the 3D printer.
My name is Dale Quincy, I live in Marlborough Connecticut and I am in the pathways graduating class of 2021. I chose to do the internship because I wanted to broaden my view of modern manufacturing.
My name is Dont'e Sinclair. I live in Hartford, CT and I am currently part of the 2022 graduating class at Weaver. I choose to be intern at PELabs because I want to better understand technology and design. I am part of Advanced Manufacturing and I hope to be better at technology and designing products for my customers
My name is Elijah Rodriguez. I live in Hartford, CT and I am a graduate from High School inc. I chose to be an intern at PELabs because I wanted to improve my skills with some of the software and learn about new software. I am apart of the Advanced Manufacturing department and I hope I can improve my skills and produce fun products.
My name is Jade Reece. I live in Hartford, CT and I am currently part of the 2021 graduating class at Weaver High School. I chose to be an intern at PELabs because I want to have more experience in Advanced Manufacturing. I am part of the Advanced Manufacturing and I hope to improve my understanding of Manufacturing use in creating amazing things.
My name is Jeremiah Tavera. I live in Hartford, CT and I am currently part of the 2021 graduating class at Pathways Academy of Technology and Design. I chose to be an Intern at PELabs because I wanted to gain more experience in collaboration. I am part of Advanced Manufacturing and I hope to improve my understanding with the CNC machine and laser cutter.
My name is Kenneth Tejada. I live in Enfield, CT. I am a senior of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design. I personally really enjoy making products from scratch, coming up with ideas, looking around for inspiration, and coming to an end result. This is my second year in the Advanced Manufacturing department and I will continue to be until I am not allowed.
My name is Rashid Anderson. I live in Hartford, CT and I am currently part of the 2020 graduating class at Hartford Public High School Academy of Engineering. I choose to be apart of the internship at PElabs because I wanted to know and learn more about the engineer world. I'm a part of the Advanced Manufacturing department and I hope in the future I would be able to know more about the manufacturing world
My name is Trevor Priesnitz. I live in Vernon, CT and I will be graduating from Pathways Academy of Technology and Design in 2020. I became an intern at PELabs because I want to go for a NAF certification and get more experience in manufacturing. I am a part of Advanced Manufacturing and I am learning how to use some of the new machines, like the Ultimaker 3-D printer, the 3-D scanner, and the laser cutter.
My name is Thura Zaw and I am a Class of 2019 graduate from Northwest Catholic High School. Throughout my 3 years with PELabs as an Advanced Manufacturing Intern, I have learned many skills and qualities that will not only be applicable in the real word but within each person too.
I am Luca Tropea. I live in Berlin, CT and I am an incoming Sophomore at Pathways. I wanted to become an Intern at PeLabs because I wanted to get some workforce experience and some experience making products for clients. I am working in the Advanced Manufacturing department of PeLabs.