The Mcor Iris Color 3D Printer

Irish-based Mcor announced a new 3D printer: the Mcor Iris. The Iris is a major twist on their unique paper-based 3D printing approach; it provides full color 3D printing. 
 
We examined a sample print (video above) at Rapid 2012 and found it to be an amazingly colorful landscape. 
 
While some 3D printer manufacturers have very complex coloring systems, Mcor's is brilliantly simple: they simply preprint the paper appropriately before the sheets are fed into the cutting chamber. A normal 2D color print mechanism provides the color and you provide the paper. 
 
The Iris provides color of 300 dpi, what you'd expect from a 2D color printer. The printer, like it's predecessor, is accurate to 50 microns. It's not available yet, but Mcor informs us it should appear in 4Q12. 
 
Via Mcor

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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