Case studies

Irene Rogan
3D printed Diatom

Artist Irene Rogan approached Nottingham Trent University to see if it was possible to make a macro-sized model of microscopic algae. Such a model could be used for both artistic purposes and a teaching aid.

This project has enabled Irene to understand the current trends of technology in 3D printing, plus the potential scope of computer aided design. Irene works collaboratively and internationally with scientists and the production of macro-models of diatoms is of wide interest across academic institutions across the world.