Paper-Based 3D Printing Process

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Paper-Based 3D Printing Process

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Phil mentioned Ireland’s Mcor Technologies when they premiered on Gizmodo back in 2008. Their monochrome Matrix 300+ printer, shown off in the above video, builds models by laminating regular copy/printer paper using controlled application of adhesive and 2D-mechanical cutting on each layer. A complete description is available in US Patent Application 2011/0094441.

Now, Mcor is at work on Iris, a prototype design that implements a full-color version of their process, presumably adding a color printing step, of some sort, on each sheet of paper. Check the video below to see some early results.

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Mcor Technologies

16 thoughts on “Paper-Based 3D Printing Process

  1. For all you 3D printer guys... says:

    […] individual sheets together to produce the print. They also have a prototype for color, too. Here's the article. Thought it looked like a cool technology that some of you'd be interested […]

  2. Dave Spencer says:

    Similar to the Solido PVC layer system.

  3. 3D Device Prints In and On Paper « 3D4Printers says:

    […] recently read about a 3D printer that really blurs the line between the two technologies. This particular device, […]

  4. Jim says:

    unless I am missing something, this appears to be very wasteful. look how much material it took to make one little piece. and the remainder is useless?

    1. Joby says:

      Well the remainder is paper, so I bet it’s at least recyclable.

  5. MAKE | Staples Rolling Out Pilot 3D Printing Service says:

    […] Mcor Technologies, whose paper-based 3D printing process we wrote about just last Monday, has entered into a deal with Staples’ Printing Systems Division to launch a […]

  6. Staples Rolling Out Pilot 3D Printing Service says:

    […] Mcor Technologies, whose paper-based 3D printing process we wrote about just last Monday, has entered into a deal with Staples’ Printing Systems Division to launch a new […]

  7. geogeek says:

    is there any opensource paper based 3D printer ?

  8. francis beth says:

    Your blogs are easily accessible and quite enlightening so keep doing
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