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Paul Nichols

Technical Associate

    Paul is responsible for the 3D printing and laser cutting area. He can assist students with CAD files and discussing the different methods of Digital Fabrication. As part of the Digital Fabrication team Paul also helps out on developing and prototyping in robotics.

    BSc Biomedical Science
    MSc Microbrewing
    Diploma – FabAcademy ‘How to make just about anything’



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    Paul’s early career was in the field of Biomedical Science and Microbrewing but he found his true calling when he started to work with Digital Fabrication. He was trained as a CAD (Rhino and Grasshopper) tutor and from here expanded his skills taking on a series of freelance jobs in training and product design. Paul gained a Diploma from ‘FabAcademy ’ where he learnt different digital and analogue fabrication techniques and electronic prototyping. His freelance work moved into production of several commercial projects using Digital Fabrication.

    Paul enjoys working in ways that are collaborative and exploratory. He strives to recreate this approach in the UEL workshops. Coming from a scientific background, he finds his mind works in a different way to others with a creative training. Working with students across ACE and collaborating on developing new techniques with other technicians leads to multiple inputs and ideas to play with. All this keeps him on his toes and motivated.