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School of the Art Institute of Chicago discovers the power and versatility of affordable full-color, paper-based 3D printing

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago discovers the power and versatility of affordable full-color, paper-based 3D printing

Dramatic cost reduction and expanded color capability attract students from across disciplines “The combination of an unprecedented color palette, extraordinary color detail and pure economy blew open our 3D printing program. At SAIC, architecture and designed objects students had been the primary users, but the Mcor IRIS has attracted students from across all of our disciplines, including sculpture, animation and fashion.” -Mike Dorries, Manager of the Advanced Output Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago When you think of paper and...

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Paper-based 3D printing helps preserve Armenian heritage for generations to come

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014

Paper-based 3D printing helps preserve Armenian heritage for generations to come

There’s a place in the heart of historic Boston where one can go to quietly reflect, remember, honor, or simply enjoy a lovely outing or perhaps even lunch away from the office on a pleasant day. It’s the Armenian Heritage Park.

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Mcor IRIS helps company blend the old and new in striking creation for Indian religious festival

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014

Mcor IRIS helps company blend the old and new  in striking creation for Indian religious festival

Businesses join the festivities. PrintZworldwide India (PWL India), a 3D printing consultancy, was recently one of them. Eager to make a unique contribution, the company proposed to create the world’s first 3D printed Durga idol called TriNayanee (which means Third Eye and is also a name for the Goddess Durga). The project, called 3Devi (Devi refers to Goddess) would spotlight 3D printing’s power to both create valuable models for business and refresh an ancient ethnic art form.

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How To Print 3D Colour and Seamless Models

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

How To Print 3D Colour and Seamless Models

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

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Affordable 3D Printing Saves Slot Car Business

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

Affordable 3D Printing Saves Slot Car Business

Long before auto racing came to video games, there were slot cars. And now, even long after the video games made their splash, there are still slot cars with rabid enthusiasts around the world.

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High School Students Inspired By Mcor 3D Printing

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014

High School Students Inspired By Mcor 3D Printing

Little things matter a lot when you’re young. Will that talented computer-aided design student be inspired and become an engineer or architect? Or will she find the classwork less than relevant and drift through high school?

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Hands-on university embraces Mcor’s affordable, green 3D printing technology

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014

Hands-on university embraces Mcor’s  affordable, green 3D printing technology

When Vincennes University faculty walked into a recent manufacturing conference, they were fully intending to buy their industrial technology students an expensive 3D printer that produces plastic models. Before they wrote the check, however, they spotted something unusual: a 3D printer using a radically different material than most 3D printers do – ordinary sheets of paper.

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Mcor IRIS provides spectacular 3D printed colour for human and pet figurines

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014

Mcor IRIS provides spectacular 3D printed colour for human and pet figurines

There are a number of ways to generate data for 3D printing. For example, when you want to replicate a real-world object, you capture the surface data by sweeping a handheld scanner over the item. But what if your “object” is a wiggly beagle on your lap? Gunma Internet Co., Ltd, a Japanese 3D printing studio, has conquered the problem of capturing moving subjects in three dimensions by creating a studio with more than 50 digital SLR cameras that grab surface data at standard camera shutter speed – e.g., 1/125th of a second.

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Mcor IRIS Anchors Powerful Industrial 3D Printing Service in Australia

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014

Mcor IRIS Anchors Powerful Industrial 3D Printing Service in Australia

To be a great metal fabrication company, you need to be great at design. And to be great at design, you need to make lots of prototypes. For sheet metal engineering company WH Williams of Sydney, Australia, prototyping means going beyond CAD designs and handcrafting; it means operating one of the most powerful 3D printing services on the continent. Its focus is on high-volume industrial and manufacturing clients.

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The tale of the mummy’s hand

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013

The tale of the mummy’s hand

You can’t help but wonder: if there’s life after death, did the soul of the Egyptian woman who lived three millennia ago sense anything when, in 2013 A.D., people took hold of her mummified hand? Did it matter that the hand was a precisely rendered 3D printed replica of her real appendage, which is safe in a carefully guarded collection in Great Britain?

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