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Nov 19, 2012 by

Booth 126, Hyatt Regency, RAPID 2012 Exhibition, Atlanta, 24TH May, 2012: – Mcor Technologies Ltd, the manufacturer of the only paper 3D printer in the world today was awarded the Best Exhibitor Innovation Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) at RAPID 2012.

Mcor were attending RAPID for the first time launching their paper based 3D Printer, the Matrix 300 and announcing the Mcor Iris, a full color 3D printer, which will deliver highest quality color with the finest resolution. The Mcor Iris joins Mcor’s family of paper 3D printers and the vision of producing high quality, low cost and eco-friendly 3D printing solutions.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of RAPID, the SME presented the ‘Exhibitor Innovation’ award to the RAPID 2012 exhibitor who introduced a product with significant technology innovation for the industry and that improves business operations and manufacturing. Entries were judged by members of the SME Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) community.

The Mcor IRIS fits with this description and Mcor co-founder and CEO Dr Conor MacCormack was very pleased with the win, “We believe that we are taking our technology to the next level with the Mcor Iris, a full color 3D printer using regular letter paper, and we are delighted that the SME has recognized this as a significant technology innovation for the industry.” MacCormack adds, “Many businesses choose to debut their products and services at RAPID and to be selected as the winner here was a great achievement for our company”.

The IRIS prints photo-realistic 3D parts with the resolution you would expect from a high quality 2D color printer. Mcor co-founder and CEO MacCormack adds, “The Mcor Iris produces sharp vibrant prints; printing on to a pure white media produces better color fidelity and reproduction when compared with other color 3D technologies.”

The award was designed by renowned sculptor Bathsheba Grossman whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the London Times, Wired, Discover and Make magazines. “This wonderfully designed award will take pride of place at our HQ in Ireland”, says Dr Conor MacCormack”.

Mcor’s goal is to continue to provide accessible 3D printing solutions with many other products to roll out in the near future, “The mantra within Mcor is unfettered innovation, and the Matrix and Iris are just the first in a series of exciting developments for the company moving forward”, said Dr MacCormack.

The Mcor Iris will be available later this year with pricing to be released at a later date.

For further information, please contact:
Deirdre MacCormack
Mcor Technologies Ltd
Tel: + 353 41 6862800
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About Mcor Technologies Ltd
Mcor Technologies Ltd is an innovative Irish company set up in 2004 with a talented team of specialists in the area of 3D printing, software and CAD/CAM. Mcor’s vision is to bring 3D printing to a broader audience and eventually to the masses.
The company operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the UK and America.

About SME:
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, activities and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.

About RAPID:
RAPID is North America’s definitive additive manufacturing conference and exposition. The event brings buyers, sellers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing technologies together in an environment that facilitates networking and business interaction. Attendees can evaluate the latest materials and machinery, compare processes, talk to industry experts and make valuable contacts. Exhibitors can meet new customers, discuss projects face-to-face and generate sales. For more information, visit: