Mcor demonstrates 3MF file handling capability at Build 2016
Mcor Orange software now supports the 3MF file format for printing on Mcor ARKe, the world’s first full-color desktop 3D printer
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2016 – Mcor, the leader in industrial full-color 3D printing, today announced that its software, Mcor Orange, now supports 3MF, the new full-fidelity 3D printing format managed by the 3MF Consortium. The 3MF format allows full-color digital data to be exported to the Mcor ARKe for full-color 3D printing. The technology will be on display during the Microsoft Build developer conference this week in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, alongside the latest tools and technologies designed to boost creativity amongst Microsoft’s developers. Mcor will demonstrate 3MF handling capability in the Hub expo area of Build.
This file format started when Microsoft sought to implement 3D printing support that would solve customers’ existing problems and address future needs. As a result, the 3MF Consortium was formed and has worked to define a 3D printing format that allows design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services and printers. The 3MF format is also adaptable to future technologies, setting a baseline which can be used to add new capabilities as technologies develop, something previous 3D model file formats have not been able to accomplish.
“The ARKe’s new software, Mcor Orange, is a great way to illustrate some of the key values and benefits of the 3MF format,” said Adrian Lannin, Group Program Manager, Microsoft. “By using 3MF, it’s much easier for 3D applications to define and print with full-fidelity color information. Innovative 3D tools such as Mcor ARKe and Mcor Orange are adopting 3MF because it helps them to provide complete, working solutions.”
“We are in this business to expand the possibilities of 3D printing and make it accessible to everyone, so we couldn’t be more excited about our new support for 3MF through Mcor Orange Software,” said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO, Mcor. “Without a doubt, this is huge news for the entire 3D design and printing industry, and will have positive implications moving forward.”
Mcor’s new desktop 3D printer, the Mcor ARKe, will also be on display at the event. The ARKe offers industrial quality full-color 3D printing on the desktop that is low cost, reliable and safe. The ARKe serves as a transformative step for desktop 3D printing that will stimulate widespread adoption of 3D printing, particularly among educators and creative professionals.
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. www.mcortechnologies.com.
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