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Prototypes so realistic, they’re stopped by airport security

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014

The value of a 3D printed model or prototype is directly proportionate to how accurate and realistic it is – whether it be a tool or shoe prototype in preparation for manufacturing; a model of a client’s villa prior to construction; a replica of a patient’s skull in preparation for an operation; a map model to assist first responders in a natural disaster; or a 3D printed figurine of your child to capture a precious moment in time. But just how realistic are 3D printed objects compared to the real thing? Recently, one of our sales managers was traveling with a functional hammer prototype, 3D printed in True Colour on an Mcor IRIS paper-based 3D printer. Here’s what happened…

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

Once again, Mcor has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious 3D Print Show Brand of the Year Award, which we won last year – beating out Makerbot – as well as the Green, Rising Star and Inspirational Individual Awards.

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Blending Old and New: The First 3D Printed Durga Idol

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014

PWL proposed to create the world’s first 3D printed Durga idol. The project would spotlight 3D printing’s power to both create valuable models for business and refresh an ancient ethnic art form.

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Consumer 3D Printed Keepsakes: August’s Mcor Model of the Month

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014

It’s probably fair to say that most average consumers have now at least heard of 3D printing. As a result of mainstream press coverage, hobbyist 3D printers sold online and in stores and 3D printing service bureaus, there’s been a groundswell of consumer interest in customised 3D printed gifts and keepsakes.

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3D Printing Enormous, Seamless Models with Mcor and Deskartes

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

You’re able to stack and nest loads of models (same or different) in the build bed of an Mcor 3D printer. You can also create huge prototypes and models, all without visible seams. Our Australian dealer, DGS3D outlines how they do this, using a full colour GIS model as the example.

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