Mcor Arke - world's first full-colour desktop 3D printer now compatible with 3MF.
Leader in industrial full-colour 3D printing, Mcor Technologies, has today announced that its software, Mcor Orange, now supports 3MF, the new full-fidelity 3D printing format managed by the 3MF Consortium.
The 3MF format allows full-colour digital data to be exported to the Mcor ARKe, the Irish 3D printing company's new desktop machine. The technology will be on display during the Microsoft Build developer conference this week in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, alongside the latest tools and technologies designed to boost creativity amongst Microsoft’s developers.
3MF was launched last year as a information rich solution to existing 3D printing file format problems with the ability to carry details on manufacturing data such as texture, colour and materials all built-in. The 3MF Consortium, made up of key players including Microsoft, 3D Systems, Materialise, Stratasys, Autodesk, Dassault Solutions and many more, was formed to support a futureproof 3D printing file format that allows design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services and printers.
“The ARKe’s new software, Mcor Orange, is a great way to illustrate some of the key values and benefits of the 3MF format,” Adrian Lannin, Group Program Manager, Microsoft, explained. “By using 3MF, it’s much easier for 3D applications to define and print with full-fidelity colour information. Innovative 3D tools such as Mcor ARKe and Mcor Orange are adopting 3MF because it helps them to provide complete, working solutions.”
“We are in this business to expand the possibilities of 3D printing and make it accessible to everyone, so we couldn’t be more excited about our new support for 3MF through Mcor Orange Software,” said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO, Mcor. “Without a doubt, this is huge news for the entire 3D design and printing industry, and will have positive implications moving forward.”