Mcor Technologies Unveils ColourIT Software

New software adds color onto 3D printed models and prototypes, maximizing the capability of color 3D printing to communicate and enable more applications

Apr 22, 2013, 09:00 ET from Mcor Technologies Ltd

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INSIDE 3D PRINTING CONFERENCE & EXPO, – Mcor Technologies Ltd, manufacturer of the only line of desktop paper-based Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) 3D printers, today introduced new software that prepares 3D data files for full-color 3D printing on the Mcor IRIS 3D printer.

Mcor customers can use ColourIT to enhance their 3D data files with color, texture maps, engineering labels, logos and more, by applying them directly to the surface of the 3D model. The ability to 3D print in full color enables customers to more clearly communicate their design intent, produce realistic prototypes for sales and marketing and enable applications where color is critical, such as consumer products, GIS, architecture, entertainment and medical modeling. ColourIT expands Mcor's color 3D printing capability, which began with the 2012 launch of the Mcor IRIS – a 3D printer that prints high-fidelity, photo-realistic physical 3D models in over one million colors – more than any other color 3D printer.

Used in conjunction with Mcor's SliceIT software, which slices the computer model into printable layers and enables parts to be positioned within the printer's build chamber, ColourIT applies color to the 3D digital files prior to slicing them in SliceIT. ColourIT is compatible with numerous file formats, including, STL, WRL, OBJ, 3DS, FBX, DAE and PLY. After the color is applied, the model is exported as a WRL file, which is then imported into SliceIT for preparation for 3D printing. ColourIT can also check file integrity to ensure the 3D model is a waterproof manifold.

Mcor announced ColourIT today at the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in New York City, Booth #101.

"All of our technology decisions have been made in support of making professional-class 3D printing more accessible while remaining eco-friendly," said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies. "Now, with ColourIT and the IRIS, the once niche color 3D printing capability is widely accessible with a low-cost, eco-friendly, comprehensive solution.

ColourIT is now available.

About Mcor Technologies Ltd
Mcor Technologies Ltd is an innovative manufacturer of the world's most affordable, full-color and eco-friendly 3D printers. They are the only 3D printers to use ordinary business-letter paper as the build material, a choice that renders durable, stable and tactile models. Established in 2004 with a talented team of specialists in the area of 3D printing, software and CAD/CAM, Mcor's vision is to make 3D printing more accessible to everyone. The company operates internationally from offices in Ireland, the UK and America.

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