Remote Learning Resources During COVID-19

As many of you find yourself in a remote learning environment we’ve compiled a list of special offers that may help you during this time.


Roland DGA Introduces New Social Distancing Signage Solutions

Roland DGA has just announced the availability of new Social Distancing Signage Solutions – “build your own” packages that provide customers with the tools, materials, and free design templates needed to produce health and safety graphics. With many businesses opening up again, there is a significant demand for signs, decals, and floor graphics that help ensure safe environments for employees and customers. These solutions, available with or without a TrueVIS SG2-540 wide-format printer/cutter, make creating this type of output easy and cost-effective.

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Remote eLearning Program

The COVID-19 outbreak is leading many institutions to ask questions about teaching students remotely. Some educators aren’t aware that this is even a possibility in the hands-on world of advanced manufacturing. Fortunately, Amatrol has solutions that extend your reach beyond the traditional classroom. They provide solutions that give your students interactive lessons from anywhere on any device. As an instructor, you can assign hand-picked courses and track learning for each student, giving you peace of mind.

Find Out About eLearning

Amatrol is here to support you.
During this time of uncertainty, you have access to the resources that you need to make sure that the quality of instruction and education isn’t compromised as so many navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

Amatrol offers over 300 courses totaling 3,000 hours of learning to develop a customized solution for your students. From basic to advanced, our interactive, multimedia eLearning will keep even the most hands-on students engaged with the content.

Subject areas include:

  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Fluid Power
  • Mechanical
  • Quality
  • Measurement & Gauging
  • Automation
  • Mechatronics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials
  • Thermal
  • Safety
  • Process Control
  • Prints & Drawings
  • Machining & CNC
  • Green Energy
  • Workplace Effectiveness

If you’d like to talk with a consultant and get set up with eLearning for your students, give one of our remote eLearning specialists a call at (800) 851-3987 .



Temporary WFH licenses and extra NFR licenses

Through the end of May Artec will be giving extra “work from home” licenses to any customers with existing Artec Studio Professional. If you have been sharing the license at work or school you can continue to use Artec Studio on your home computer as you complete existing work or start something new. Temporary WFH licenses will be added upon request and stay active for 90 days.

Who exactly is entitled to temporary licenses?

  • any users with lifetime licenses of Artec Studio Professional
  • any users with Artec Studio Pro subscription that will remain active for at least the next five months (If needed you can renew your subscription and then request extra licenses.)


To assist with remote learning, Matrix is giving Flowcode away for free to all students of institutions who have been forced into long-distance/e-learning as a result of COVID-19.

What You Receive:

Flowcode includes 500 licenses per institution, which students can download on their own laptop / PC at home. Only an internet connection is required.

Flowcode is an advanced, integrated development environment for electronic and electromechanical system development. Flowcode is used to develop systems for control and measurement based on microcontrollers, computers or on rugged industrial interfaces using Windows compatible personal computers.

Flowcode is compatible with a range of hardware, and its advanced simulation allows students to learn with no hardware at all. Flowcode’s ability to simulate the user’s programs, as well as compatibility with 3D CAD packages such as Solidworks, allows those who are developing electromechanical designs to characterize and model them easily. Built into Flowcode is a data recorder and oscilloscope which makes test and debugging procedures straightforward.

The support guide talks beginners through how to use the program and shows results in both simulation mode or with connected hardware. In addition, it offers a range of courses, free to download from our learning center, including an introduction to microcontroller programming.

For more information or to register visit Matrix. License requests will be processed within 24 hours to get students up and running again as soon as possible.



MakerBot is offering support to you during this difficult time and providing options for student learning at home. Their online, self-paced certification program covers more just than 3D printer operation. The course teaches students how to apply Design Thinking skills to real-world applications through 15+ hours of interactive content, projects, and assessments.

Get a sneak peek of our introductory design thinking lesson:

The Student Certification Classroom Solution also covers:

  • Inquiry and Problem-Based Learning through an iterative process
  • Identifying design opportunities and defending design decisions
  • Applying advanced 3D printing skills for communicating design solutions

MakerBot is currently offering the Student Certification Classroom Solution for 30 students at a significant discount to support the education community at this time. The solution includes a complimentary Educator Certification for teachers.

Learn More About Student Certification

MakerBot will also be hosting afree webinaron March 31st  to explore the ways MakerBot can help your students continue to learn and innovate while at home with tools such as the MakerBot Certification program, ready-made lesson plans, and activities that promote problem-based learning.

Register or learn more about our solutions below:

Register for the Upcoming Webinar



Stratasys has created a resource for students and educators called The Stratasys Student and Educator Guide.  It includes links to resources to help students learn more about 3D Printing, create projects, community resources for educators and collaboration opportunities.  Download the PDF of The Stratasys Student and Educator Guide



Door handles are among the most germ-infested objects in houses, hospitals, factories, nursing homes, and businesses of all kinds. We stand with Materialise behind their mission to build a better and healthier world, which is why we’re sharing free design files that enable you to 3D print hands-free door openers. Careful analyses by risk prevention advisors on how viruses spread confirm that we can reduce the odds of further passing on COVID-19. Let’s work together to stop the spread! Get yours and stop spreading germs!

Our design files are free for anyone to download on our website, making it possible to 3D print locally at home or factories around the world. Or, visit our i.materialise shop to order the openers with screws included.

Download free design files

Hands free door opener technical

How It Works:

If you know how to design for 3D printing and would like to adapt the files to fit over other door handle types, we encourage you to create your own and share with the world. Let’s make hands-free stick around!

Materialise designed the handle with easy installation in mind. The easy-to-use openers don’t require drilling holes or replacing your door’s handle. Setting it up is simple: all you have to do is fasten two 3D-printed pieces together with screws over your existing handle.

We also designed a sticker to be placed on doors with the openers. This sticker shows a basic illustration of how the device should be used along with the rationale that it is there to prevent people from spreading germs.  Download our free sticker file.