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Paper 3D printer : Colored prints

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Yeah MCOR have been around for quite a long time, and seem to spend quite a bit of time, effort and money on marketing. When you get hands on with their prints though there kind of 'meh' in terms of surface quality. The colour is nice as far as it goes, but the sort of fluffy edges you get when the cutter head is going blunt or you've used cheaper or thicker paper make it blurry on faces not flat to the build.

The price point is quite high compared to a consumer level machine, around $40,000 ish last time I found a public figure, and consumable use is also high (glue, ink, cutter head - with the cutter being quite pricey and needing changing frequently).

If it where a consumer level machine (< $2000) then it'd be a very interesting solution - but as it is the cheaper Ob-jets are a better bet more most applications and are roughly comparable in price. If someone where to develop at that price point then I'd guess there would be alot of interest.

Probably the best thing about it in terms of running compared to FDM is the lack of fumes, low heat and its not to noisy (similar to a laser printer). The parts feel a bit like MDF that's been cnc routered, and they are pretty tough!

If you want to see one in the UK they show up at pretty much every trade event, TCT being the prime example.

 

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