3D Niche @ WID

Basic Information
WID, Prairie Technologies, Nikon, LOCI
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WID Town Center 3D Niche
Microscope, Macroscope, 3D Printer


The 3D Niche houses a microscope, a macroscope, and a 3D printer.  The high-resolution Nikon microscope, an ECLIPSE 90i, is capable of DIC and fluorescence and uses the objectives listed below.  Data are acquired using NIS-Elements software.

The lower-resolution Nikon macroscope is made up of the Mi Macro Imaging Station and a moveable stage built by Prairie Technologies.  This system provides detailed pictures of larger samples and can be used in conjunction with the microscope to more fully study an organism or sample. 

The 3D printer is used to build 3D models of any image provided via software.  These images can be graphic designs from artists or pictures of objects taken from the microscope itself.

Advanced Information
Location Information
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53706
Access Rules: 

Access Policy

If you are interested in using the 3D Niche for research purposes or to communicate your work to the public, please contact Kevin Eliceiri.

For more information, visit the 3D Niche website at http://3dniche.wisc.edu/.

For more information about 3D printing, visit the UW Prototyping website at http://www.prototype.wisc.edu/.

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