The model was produced on a 3d modelling software using a clay model and images provided by the University of Southampton as guides. Its 3d topography was then translated into a 3d printing format to create 3d printing path.
We Used the Luzbot 3d printer from pour local maker space to print the model.
We chose PLA as material of choice. PLA is a bioplastic it is produced from lactic acid. Bioplastics are expected to make major contributions to environmental protection, because they reduce CO2 and because they are biodegradable.
Original design for a coccolith sculpture
Concept of the interactive display to be exhibited alongside our exhibition piece
3d Printed Model of a Coccolithophore (in collaboration with So Make it space Southampton)
Model converted in 3d
Cura 3d printing software
3d printer at Somakeit
3d render of a coccolith
3d render of a coccolithophore
Many thanks to Sam Gibbs from Southampton University and Mark Hindess from Southampton’s SoMakeIt Makerspace for helping us with this event.