This archive takes you to the full text thesis projects of all graduates who have been supported by and contributed to the MADE research group


Nayanathara Sashikani Kuruppuarachchi: Tailored to Shrink – A sustainable method of creating 3d form utilising natural shrinkage and the precision of digital deposition

Marcus Michau: Digital Densities for Diabetes – 3D Printing Variable-Density Diabetic Orthotics to Mitigate Lower-Limb Amputations in New Zealand

Tino Mutambu: Parametric Prosthetics – Creating a digital workflow for individualised design

Danielle Patterson: Waste not, want not – A design-based approach to upcycling agricultural plastic waste

Huy TimAdding Value – Upcycling problematic plastic waste through digital craft



Ana Morris: Beneath the Skin: Emulating human physiology using a novel bitmap-based “voxel” 3D-printing workflow

Matthew O’Hagan: From Line to Loop, A Circular 3D Printing Initiative for Upcycling Commercial Fishing Plastics

Courtney Naismith:Air-crafted Artefacts: Additive upcycling plastics within the Aviation Tourism Industry

Maddison Jessop-Benseman: Plastic in Practice: An empirical approach to 3D printed upcycling in New Zealand schools

Lakjith Manapaya Weeratunge: ANIMATED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING Designing Dynamic Exhibits with 3D Printing & Pixel Displays

Vincent McQueen: Additive Alternatives: a product system for recreational prosthetics

Matt McGowan: Adding Brand: Design, Branding and Additive Manufacture in the production of tangible prosthetic products

Patrick Coulson: Well, Actuate(ly)…Parametric Multi-Material 3D Printed Soft Robotics

Brittany Mark: Applied Auxetics: Utilising Parametric Customisation to Translate Auxetic Structure Theory into Additively Manufactured Multi Material Performative Geometries

Jessica Salter: Fossils from the Future: Exposing procedural efficiency in the context of 3D printing

Elize Koetsier: Designing with Mycelium: Utilising spatial printing to create scaffolds for mycelium growth

Glen Askey: Surface Theory: The design of emotive textures to enhance a product experience

Eilish Marra: Sensing Restructured: Customisable 3D printed force sensors for wearable products (IP Sensitive)

Joseph Coddington: Voxel Printed Galleries: 3D Printing voxel built images as a craft based means to exploit the 2D plane of images



Rose Lastovicka: The Digital Athena: Contemporary commentaries and Greek mythology explored through 3D printing

Samantha Whitham: Printing People. Heterogeneous Multi-Property Printing of Humanoid Anatomics

Louise Wotton: Biological Algorithms for Digital Manufacture

Maryam Namini Mianji: Designed to Deform: Large-scale 4D printing with bio-based polymers

Watcharawat Ritthisri: Upcycling plastic waste through empirical implementation of large-scale 3D printing

Yejun Fu: 4D Printing with Bio-based Polymers for Adaptive Wearable Devices

Callum Allen: From closed to open: Democratising medical devices using additive manufacture and open source development and distribution systems

Max Syme: Tangible Visualisation: Multi-material 3D/4D printing for the design exploration of percutaneous surgical drains (IP sensitive)

Hamish Morgan: Optimised 3D Printed Structures: developing a six-axis robotic spatial printing system (IP sensitive)



Sophia Cameron: A Circular City: An empirical approach to 3D printed up-cycling

Nicole Hone: Tangible Animation – Designing Organic Performance with Multi-Material 3D/4D Printing

Liam Gilbertson: Robotic Spatial Printing for Designers

Mendel Moos: Design for the Future Creating a Champion

Armano Papageorge: Freeform 3D Printing: A Sustainable, Efficient Construction Alternative

William Rykers: The Tailored Traveller: Exploring digital vehicle data and large-scale FDM 3D printing to produce a luxury sleeping space

Fenella Richards: Celebrating the Spectacular: Discovering the New Enabled Through Performance Art

Ashleigh Kennedy: The Suitable Machine: Exploring style through storytelling to inform design

Isabelle Hawkins: Multi-Material 3D Printing for Percutaneous Surgical Drains (IP sensitive)

Jesse Kilpatrick: Fast, Large, and Accurate 3D Printing



Alex Christensen: Data driven design: An investigation into the fit between the individuality of people and the uniformity of mass manufactured items

Victoria Robinson: Colour 3D/4D Printing for Film

James Brundell: Investigation into Integration of Digital Manufacturing with Ceramics

Isabella Molloy: Freeform 3D Printing for Digitally Crafted Artefacts

Mark Bagley: ‘Making’ A Statement – Exploration of 3D Printing Technologies as a form of Customisation and Ownership in Urban Spaces

Zara Fong: Design to Degrade: Dynamic 3D/4D Printing of Bio-based Material towards Incoporation of Death and Decay into Digtial Creation.



Ryan Achten: Virtual Recollection: Artifact Engagement in Three-Dimensional Environments

Dylan Hughes-Ward: Making Connections 3D printing, Libraries and augmenting their reality

Stuart Baynes: Printable Prosthetics: The design of a 3D printed swimming prosthesis

Merez Parker Potoi: Design and Pacific: The cohesive blending of the Pacific and Contemporary cultures through 3D printing to create a new identity, by assisting diabetic type 1 adolescents in managing and storing their equipment.

James Irvine: Fore to Form

Lionel Taito- Taaalii Matamua: Renewing Materials: 3D Printing and Distributed Recycling Disrupting Samoa’s Plastic Waste Stream

Stephen Hill: Design Optimisation for 3D printed SLM objects

Hamish McIntosh: Simulated Anatomy – Designing Behaviour into 3D Printed Anatomy

Lucy Mangin: Shaping Taste




Tahi Rewiri-Chrastecky: Sentience: 3D Printed Living Products

Zach Challies: Designed Prosthetics



Earl Stewart: XYZ: Customised Complexity



Ross Stevens: Worn Out or Worn In?