New tweaks to the Mcor Iris machine see it add high-definition colour and detailing to its colour 3D prints, as well as new cost savings to its paper-based process.
Built on new algorithms and with a newly designed carbide cutting tip, the Iris HD should offer better full-colour detail and text on 3D printed models – aiming to give a photorealistic appearance around the full geometry of the model.
The latest Mcor technology is said to use less ink, which when combined with the new longer-lasting cutting tip, is said to deliver a 20 per cent reduction in the cost to 3D print a model.
Given that Mcor’s base material is standard copy paper, this is possibly one of the lowest price per part machines out there.
“Crisply defined colour and rock-bottom operating costs are critical for manufacturers, schools, service bureaux, architectural firms and others who need to 3D print a high number of realistic models,” said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies.
“Our SDL (Selective Deposition Lamination) paper-based 3D printing technology has always offered the industry’s highest-resolution colour at the lowest operating costs. Now, with Iris HD, we’re providing even greater access to truly photorealistic colour 3D printing.”