3D Printers: 6 Ways Mcor Can Help Your School
Educating students of any age, you know you can use 3D printing as a core part of your curriculum to excite your students, enrich their learning and encourage their advancement.
You have a dizzying array of 3D printer choices and understandably you might at first be tempted by media hype about, and very low initial purchase prices of, a few hobby-class 3D printers. Yet, it’s wise to dig deeper and learn more about alternatives so that you can make a better-informed and better long-term decision for your students.
To be effective in schools, 3D printing must be accessible to all students, professional-quality, yet affordable and easy to operate and, above all, safe.
Consider 6 reasons why Mcor 3D printers are the best choice for schools:
1. Mcor 3D printers have the lowest operating cost of any 3D printing technology, by far.
Low operating costs translate into increased student access to the technology. You can purchase a hobbyist printer, but if the high cost of the proprietary plastic or powder material limits the amount students can print or requires students to pay exorbitant fees for their models, then students aren’t reaping the benefits they should or could out of the technology.
Mcor 3D printers use common and readily available letter and A4 copy paper, the kind schools already keep well-stocked in their supply cabinets, so the cost-per-model is 10%-20% of competing technologies and the ongoing cost is one-fifth of any other 3D printing technology.
2. Mcor 3D printers are safe and eco-friendly.
No chemicals, fumes, toxic air born particles, special disposal facilities or sharp cutting tools are involved in the Mcor 3D printing process. Mcor 3D printers use regular paper, water-based adhesive and water-based ink. So, unlike other 3D printers, Mcor 3D printers are perfectly safe for students to use daily in schools. There are also no messy powders to vacuum or dust.
The process and materials are also green and eco-friendly; the paper, glue and ink can all be fully recycled; even the 3D printed models themselves can be fully recycled. So not only is the process safer than the other technologies, using Mcor technology teaches students a powerful hands-on lesson about environmental responsibility.
3. Mcor 3D printers are easy to use and maintain.
This enables students and teachers to focus on generating ideas and improving designs. It takes only students minutes to remove a model from the surrounding paper after printing simply with their bare hands and a pair of tweezers. And, unlike other technologies, Mcor 3D printed models require no post-processing after printing. Students can handle them straight out of the machine immediately after printing.
4. Mcor 3D Printers are professional-class.
Mcor 3D printer resolution is 12µ, 12µ, 100µ (0.0004 in, 0.0004 in, 0.004 in). This high resolution produces realistic models with fine detail, hollows and moving parts, the kind of models that students need to be printing in order to properly prepare them for careers and advanced educational programs.
5. Mcor 3D printers provide True, realistic color.
Mcor 3D printers provide unequaled color 3D printing capability that enhances communication and understanding. Ink is designed for paper and Mcor’s patented ink penetrates through the paper, resulting in high color fidelity and realistic models, any color anytime. It’s just what you expect from your 2D printer, but with Mcor, you get it in 3D.
Providing 1 million+ colors (CYMK – 4 cartridges including black) and 5760 x 1440 x 508 dpi color resolution, the 3D printed color is consistent with the color on screen, from model to model and on the undercuts and sidewalls of your models.
6. Mcor 3D printers are ideal for every department.
Since they print in True color, Mcor 3D printers can be used by students in various departments, from product design and engineering to architecture, medical and fine arts.
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