Full-colour is a hot-topic at TCT Magazine what with that podcast, Laura's feature in the latest issue of the magazine and this editor's rant about full-colour. One company have been leading the way on the full-colour 3D printing for some time and they've just stepped it up a gear.
Mcor Technologies today further raised the bar on 3D printing colour and affordability with the introduction of Mcor IRIS HD, which provides 360° high-definition colour, sharpens details, and reduces the industry’s already lowest operating costs by 20 percent.
Mcor will demonstrate Mcor IRIS HD today through Thursday at the RAPID conference for 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing at the Long Beach Convention Center in California. Visit Mcor in Booth 830.
Built on new algorithms and a newly designed carbide cutting tip, Mcor IRIS HD makes full-colour detail and text on 3D printed models crisper than ever to deliver a photorealistic appearance around the full geometry of the model and better communication of granular information.
Because Mcor IRIS HD uses less ink and the tip lasts longer, it delivers a 20-percent reduction in the cost to 3D print a model. Mcor’s materials already cost 10-20 percent of other 3D printing technologies, saving customers thousands of dollars and providing greater access to the technology. Mcor IRIS HD is available now for new and existing owners of Mcor 3D printers.
“Crisply defined color and rock-bottom operating costs are critical for manufacturers, schools, service bureaus, architectural firms and others who need to 3D print a high number of realistic models,” said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies. “Our SDL (Selective Deposition Lamination) paper-based 3D printing technology has always offered the industry’s highest-resolution colour at the lowest operating costs. Now, with IRIS HD, we’re providing even greater access to truly photorealistic colour 3D printing.”
Mcor’s flagship 3D printer, the Mcor IRIS, prints any colour any time (ACAT) for unmatched full photorealistic colour capability and uniquely employs a global-standard ICC (International Color Consortium) colour map to provide the industry’s most accurate WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) colour 3D printing. The new carbide blade in Mcor IRIS HD is also available for Mcor’s monochrome printer, the Mcor Matrix 300+.
Mcor 3D printers create complex, durable and stable physical 3D models from layers of paper printed with ink and bonded together. The models can be tapped, threaded, hinged, and made water resistant and flexible. Users can print hollows and moving parts, and recycle used models for cradle-to-grave sustainability.