Mcor Technologies Ltd is a 3D printing company based in Dunleer, Ireland. They are famous for their paper 3D printers which are capable of 3D printing full colored objects.
Their 3D printers use the Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) 3D printing technology. In a first step regular sheets of paper are colored printed with inkjet. Then the sheets of paper are superposed and glued on top of another. Layer after layer a sharp blade cuts around the paper to create the boundaries of the future object. This technology is ideal for mockups and 3D figurines.
The 3D printed objects can use the full CMYK color, with a minimum thickness of 100 microns by layer, at a resolution of 4800 x 2400 DPI in X, Y and 254 in Z. The parts have a look and feel similar to wood.
The machine is not exactly desktop sized with a footprint of 880 x 593 x 633 mm but it is office friendly. In operates with a paper spool and regular inkjet. The Mcor ARKe offers a 240 x 205 x 125 mm build volume.
With a price of only $5,999, it is the cheapest color 3D printer available on the market (for now!).
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