Kodak Alaris Partnering with MCOR?

By on January 13th, 2014 in Corporate

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We observed something rather strange at CES last week. MCOR showed their amazing paper-based color 3D printer, the Iris, as you might expect, but we noticed ANOTHER MCOR Iris hiding on the show floor. 
It was secretly hidden behind the door to this private meeting room, owned by Kodak Alaris. 
If you’re not familiar with Kodak Alaris, they are an offshoot of the original Eastman Kodak company, having a focus on “Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging”. The original Eastman Kodak retains corporate business. 
So what was the color 3D printer doing in the Kodak Alaris booth? 
It’s not clear as there has been no announcement from either company, but we wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of licensing deal emerged within a few weeks. We suspect Kodak Alaris will offer a type of color 3D print service associated with their personal imaging operations. 
Moral of the story: if you want to remain stealthy, don’t try to hide a bright orange printer in your booth. 


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo 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!