Next Level 3D Printing?
An innovative 3D printer that uses paper, ink and glue to create highly detailed objects has been unveiled at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.
16:42 11 January 2016
Mcor Arke 3D printer, which was unveiled at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, creates colour models at a resolution of 4,800 by 2,400 dots per inch. It creates highly detailed objects by using razors to cut plain paper into shape, inkjets to colour it, and then glue to join all the layers together. It then laminates the final object.
Mcor said: "Because paper is used with other non-toxic materials, no special ventilation or disposal systems are needed, just an ordinary recycle bin [and none of] the messy powders or melting plastics used by other 3D printers,"
The machine will go on sale before July and it is targeted at schools and offices. The tag price is $5,995, which is about 50per cent of the price that the firm is charging for a much bulkier model.
"Nobody can match Mcor's resolution in terms of colour," said Daniel O'Connor from TCT magazine.
"This printer's resolution is twice that of any industrial machine, and those industrial machines typically cost over $50,000."