Mcor Technologies 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping 2016-09-28T16:35:10Z http://mcortechnologies.com/feed/atom/ Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[Mcor Expands in US, Europe and Asia with New Sales Channels and Increased Global Staffing]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28317 2016-09-28T16:35:10Z 2016-09-28T09:00:14Z Worldwide demand for 3D printing spurs growth, company to ship industry’s first full-colour desktop 3D printer in October DUNLEER, IRELAND, Sept. 28, 2016 – Mcor, the leader in industrial full-color 3D printing, today announced continued expansion into global markets. The company is increasing its sales channels with the addition of new distributors across the United Kingdom, […]

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Worldwide demand for 3D printing spurs growth, company to ship industry’s first full-colour desktop 3D printer in October

DUNLEER, IRELAND, Sept. 28, 2016 – Mcor, the leader in industrial full-color 3D printing, today announced continued expansion into global markets. The company is increasing its sales channels with the addition of new distributors across the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Taiwan and Korea. To meet strong demand for its printers, the company is ramping up staffing levels in the United States, Ireland and Korea by 30 percent over the next six months, filling openings in engineering, design and customer support.

The company is also set to ship the award-winning Mcor ARKe in October. The ARKe, the world’s first desktop, full color, paper-based 3D printer, is a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution for educational, manufacturing, architectural and fine arts applications. The ARKe now includes significant feature enhancements, including:

More Colours: The printer now renders more than two million measured colours, making it possible to achieve true photorealistic output. With its advanced ink formulation, improved paper and enhanced software algorithms, the printer offers the most colours in the industry.

Increased Strength: With the use of a new ‘Power’ adhesive, objects are twice as stiff as parts from previous printers, creating items with advanced functionality for classroom, industrial or consumer use.

Enhanced Software: Enables users to access professional features to assist with file preparation and colour and texture enhancements. This ensures the most realistic objects from your screen can be printed, boasting true colour and surface qualities.

“Given the market is moving towards using cost-effective yet professional quality 3D printers, we made strategic growth decisions to support sales and customer activity,” said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies. “Our goal is to put a 3D printer in every classroom, office, artist studio and manufacturing space, to help spur creativity and aid in problem solving. The ARKe is moving us towards this goal, enabling students and professionals to test out ideas today that could become tomorrow’s new medical device, auto advancement or gallery piece.”

For those who want to immediately experience the Mcor ARKe, printing demos will be taking place at the TCT Show in Birmingham, UK September 28 and 29, 2016 at booth D14. Mcor joins a long list of industry experts at the event which aims to further accelerate the impact of 3D printing in both institutional and corporate environments.

For more information about Mcor, please visit: www.mcortechnologies.com

About Mcor
Mcor Technologies Ltd is an innovative manufacturer of the world’s most affordable, full-color premium 3D printers. Established in 2005 with a talented team of specialists in the area of 3D printing hardware and software, Mcor’s vision is to make 3D printing more accessible to everyone. The company operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the UK, America and APAC.

 

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[Mcor ARKe brings Sightline Maps to life in full colour!]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28310 2016-09-26T10:18:43Z 2016-09-26T07:00:00Z Some things just go together, like cookies and cream, peanut butter and jelly, fish and chips, and the list goes on. Now the same analogy applies when you take certain 3D printing applications like printing 3D figurines, FEA analysis, packaging, GIS maps, 3D photos etc – these applications just go together with full colour printing! […]

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Some things just go together, like cookies and cream, peanut butter and jelly, fish and chips, and the list goes on. Now the same analogy applies when you take certain 3D printing applications like printing 3D figurines, FEA analysis, packaging, GIS maps, 3D photos etc – these applications just go together with full colour printing! They really exemplify the strength of full colour 3D printing and they simply go together beautifully!

As mentioned above 3D printing topological maps is one of those key applications which really needs full colour to truly bring it to life.

We recently printed some maps for a new company called Sightline Maps who offer highly detailed 3D visualisations of maps or locations around the world for markets such as education, business or leisure. Sightline Maps takes the form of a web-based platform that allow users to create a custom 3D model of any area in the world. We printed Mount St Helens and got some great results – see image below –

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For now their main focus is on education and mixing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by using computer generated models and 3D printing in non STEM subjects. Conor has been advocating this practice for quite some time suggesting that a hands-on interdisciplinary approach to education is the thing that stimulates the learning process and provides a very unique education experience.

http://www.tctmagazine.com/tct-show-3D-printing-exhibition/conor-maccormack-the-3d-printing-revolution/

 

When you move from a flat two-dimensional image of a map to 3D printed model there is no comparison – a 3D model can explain so much more about the world and will enhance the learning experience even further. However I would suggest that there is again a huge difference between a mono GIS model and a full colour one – it just takes the learning experience to another level entirely. Compare images below of the Mount St Helens map – the one on the left in mono and the one on the right in full colour –

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It is amazing to see the power of colour at its best on a model like this – without the colour it looks like a series of spikes, colour just adds incredible detail lost in the non colour version.

Mcor’s new Mcor ARKe can print in 2 million colours for a fraction of the cost of the next alternative. This provides a great opportunity for schools and universities wanting to access 3D printing for this application and more.

For more information on Sightline Maps checkout the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/375369466/sightline-maps-see-the-world-in-a-new-way

So remember when printing topological maps you need full colour 3D printing – they simply go together like Fred and Ginger!

 

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[Plastic Surgeons Can 3D Print Your Future Nose Job]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28305 2016-09-20T15:11:59Z 2016-09-20T15:11:59Z Motherboard

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[Mcor is on a recruitment drive!]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28302 2016-09-19T17:10:18Z 2016-09-19T17:10:18Z It has been a very exciting year for Mcor so far – we launched our new full colour desktop 3D printer, the Mcor ARKe, won the Best of Innovation at CES and partnered with Flex a world-class global leader in manufacturing, To support all the growing needs of the business it is now time for […]

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It has been a very exciting year for Mcor so far – we launched our new full colour desktop 3D printer, the Mcor ARKe, won the Best of Innovation at CES and partnered with Flex a world-class global leader in manufacturing,

To support all the growing needs of the business it is now time for Mcor to expand its workforce again! Yes we are looking for more people to come on this exciting journey with us and our disruptive technology that is sure to impact the future.

We already have a talented team of specialists who have helped propel the company forward taking its place among the leading companies in this industry. Now it’s time to take the next steps to support our growth with the Mcor ARKe.

We will be filling positions globally, in Ireland, the US and Asia in roles such as Engineering, Service Management and Quality Control. We provide our teams with unparalleled opportunities to advance their careers in a dynamic industry and in a company that is innovation focused and has a culture that is hardworking, candid, ambitious and principled.

So if you are interested in an exciting career in 3D printing please check out our careers page http://mcortechnologies.com/about/careers/job-opportunities/ or contact us on careers@mcortechnologies.com.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[Laser Powder Forming (LPF) and Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) 3D Additive technologies]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28245 2016-09-13T10:51:52Z 2016-09-13T10:51:52Z Additive3d

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[Mcor 3D Printing Breathes New Life to a Sunken Warship]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28237 2016-09-13T10:30:27Z 2016-09-13T10:30:27Z All3DP

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[Founder’s Guide to All-Hands Meetings]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28227 2016-09-13T09:55:57Z 2016-09-13T09:55:57Z FundersClub

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[3D Printed Models Give Lessons about the Danger of Volcanoes]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28225 2016-09-13T09:57:20Z 2016-09-13T09:51:16Z 3DPrint.com

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[A Digital Dozen: 12 Traits Of The Truly Creative CMO]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28223 2016-09-13T09:46:34Z 2016-09-13T09:46:34Z CMO.com

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Deirdre MacCormack <![CDATA[Printing the Next President of America]]> http://mcortechnologies.com/?p=28216 2016-09-12T09:33:28Z 2016-09-12T09:33:28Z Last year, a project led by a Smithsonian team to produce a 3D printed bust of President Obama received lots of attention. It was lauded as the 21st Century means to produce a bust for the official National Portrait Gallery collection faster and easier than the traditional plaster casting techniques used to capture the likenesses […]

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Last year, a project led by a Smithsonian team to produce a 3D printed bust of President Obama received lots of attention. It was lauded as the 21st Century means to produce a bust for the official National Portrait Gallery collection faster and easier than the traditional plaster casting techniques used to capture the likenesses of previous US presidents.

However, the Smithsonian team did not print Obama in full colour, instead, they produced a monochrome model but we decided to print President Obama in full, photorealistic-colour (see image below on the right). This model communicates infinitely more than monochrome 3D printing, such as facial details, shading, textures and even personality, all of which result in a far more realistic bust than the monochrome 3D print on the left. And, Mcor full-colour 3D printing does so at a fraction of the cost of other 3D printing technology and in a much safer and more eco-friendly manner.

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Roll forward a year and you cannot turn on a TV or radio, surf news online or open a newspaper without seeing or hearing coverage about the US Presidential election 2016 – who will be the next American President? It always makes interesting debate but this time around even more so because it’s two heavy weight opponents, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump!

So, this year we thought it would be interesting to 3D print the two candidates in full colour on our full colour 3D printers and in doing so we would be essentially printing the next American President!! Mcor 3D printing is between 10-20% the cost of any other 3D printing technology so affordable for everyone if you would like to keep a Donald or Hilary in your pocket over the next few months!

Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to scan Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump personally so instead for our Trump and Clinton models we collaborated with Digital sculpture author – Nikolay Vorobyov, (http://voronart.com/). Nikolay created the digital files using his own interpretation of what Trump and Clinton look like including the colours of their hair, skin, clothes etc. Then with an ICC profile we matched correctly Nikolay’s interpretation of the real colours and prepared the file for printing on our full colour 3D printer.

Mcor 3D printers create complex, durable and stable physical 3D models from paper and the models can be tapped, threaded, hinged, and made water resistant and flexible. We can also match to any pantone colour in a file using our ICC colour maps. This means that the 3D printer will precisely produce industry standard colours as presented in a photographer’s, engineer’s or designer’s photograph, CAD model, scan or illustration. Without it, intended colours are often corrupted.

So see below the end result – our Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton models –

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I am sure the question mark over Trump’s taxes will rage on in the media but we can tell you here and now in this blog that it just costs €28 ($31) to print your very own copy of Trump and €30 ($33) to print Hilary! Hilary is slightly more expensive to print due to more volume in her model – she obviously had a ‘bigger’ hair day than Trump that day!

So, in the coming months on the run up to this very big election if you fancy keeping a Trump or Clinton model at hand to show your support just get one printed on a Mcor printer, a 3D printer that truly shows the candidates in their TRUE COLOURS – the rest is up to the American people!

 

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