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Nicholas Durant

Technical Specialist

School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Technical Staff

Role

Technical specialist in 3D printing, Laser Cutting and Engraving, CNC work and 3D scanning

Career overview

After working as the Workshop manager at Derby Playhouse till 2007 I then went on to be a freelance Scenic Carpenter working on film and television productions, I came to NTU as a HPL for set construction, but eventually ended up as the Senior Technician in Waverley workshop. Whilst doing that I looked into bringing modern technology and production methods into a theatre workshop environment and became very specialised in 3D printing and laser cutting, expanding it from 1 machine till eventually a whole department in 2017, which I now run.

Right from an early 20`s I have been involved with work in conference production, staging of exhibitions, show logistics and production and staging of music events. I have worked in many countries and many events.

External activity

Until recently I held a full Pyrotechnics license and have worked all over Europe

On many large Firework displays for all sorts of events.

I also build model boats and to race and have a keen interest in engineering and motorcycling.