The Mcor ARKe paper 3D printer at SOLIDWORKS World 2016

Mcor CEO, Dr Conor MacCormack, showcasing the Mcor ARKe paper 3D printer at SWW16.

The Mcor ARKe is the world’s first full-colour desktop 3D printer that allows users to affordably create professional-quality 3D printed models in photorealistic colour.

Priced at just $8,995, the ARKe printer was released in January 2016 and Mcor displayed the new printer at SWW16 in Dallas.

While there have been apparently 2,572 pre-orders from MCOR resellers in anticipation of demand to the tune of USD$22M, they will have to wait until mid-2016 when the ARKe is released.

3D printing isn’t only for rapid prototyping. Want to know more about how additive manufacturing & 3D printing can be used for rapid manufacturing. Make sure to attend Additive 2016, taking place at the AMRC, in Sheffield, UK on April 21.