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MCOR Paper Samples

MCOR passed us images of sample prints from their new MCOR Matrix 300 3D paper printer (that's right - it uses sheets of paper as it's build medium.) We're quite surprised at the quality and features. Look for yourself:

This is a Geocalamus acutus, Amphisbaenidae, or Worm Lizard, courtesy of Dr Emmanuel G. Reynaud, School of Biology & Environmental Science, University College Dublin.

This house section is courtesy of Sebastien Noel, Troika Design. Deirdre MacCormack of MCOR says:

Our 3D paper printer really lends itself to a very different approach in printing this type of model – as well as colour the Matrix 300 can print texture – a brick wall, a cobbled patio, a wood floor and wallpaper on the walls!

This chair is the "Little Albert" by Ron Arad, Moroso and printed for Hector Serrano. Apparently this one was printed with commonly available office paper stock.

We've also received some details on the Matrix 300's specifications:

  • Build chamber: 27.7 x 19.0 x 15.0 cm (10.9 x 7.5 x 5.9 inches)
  • System weight: 160 kg (350 pounds)
  • Material: A4 paper, 80 grams
  • Z-Axis thickness: 0.1mm
  • Power: 240 volts, 1 kilowatt

The Matrix 300 comes with proprietary software for using existing .STL files - but alas, Windows only.

All that with operating costs of less than one euro cent (or maybe just over a US cent) per cubic centimetre of printout. The price? €29,950 including software for UK and Ireland; no pricing for other locales has yet been set. Initial deliveries to UK and Ireland customers will occur in January!

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