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Flexible Finishing Option enhances paper-based 3D model making.

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June 19, 2014 - Mcor FLEX flexible finishing option enables users of IRIS and Matrix printers to produce pliable 3D printed models that are water resistant. When sheets of ordinary letter and A4 paper are cut and bonded together, resulting 3D model is durable enough to be tapped, threaded, and hinged. Flexible properties are achieved due to Mcor FLEX treating 3D printed models with water-based PVA coating.

Mcor Technologies Ltd

Unit 1, IDA Business Park, Co. Louth, Ireland

Original Press Release

Mcor Technologies Introduces New Finishing Option for IRIS and Matrix Line of 3D Printers, Mcor FLEX

Press release date: June 11, 2014

-- Mcor FLEX provides flexible 3D printed model properties while remaining low cost and durable

DUNLEER, Ireland -- Mcor Technologies Ltd, manufacturer of the only line of desktop paper-based 3D printers, has announced a new flexible finishing option, Mcor FLEX. Mcor FLEX provides users of Mcor's IRIS and Matrix lines of 3D printers with the option to produce pliable 3D printed models that are water resistant, while remaining true to Mcor's ethos of providing 3D printing technology that is low cost, accessible and durable. The announcement was made this morning at RAPID, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan, in Mcor booth #1304.

Mcor 3D printers produce physical, 3D objects from ordinary letter and A4 paper. When sheets of paper are cut and bonded together, the resulting model is tough and durable enough to be tapped, threaded and hinged. Models are safe and eco-friendly and can be disposed of in the recycling bin for cradle-to-grave sustainability.

Because the paper is 70% porous it acts like a scaffold for the infiltrant, enabling it is to take on the properties of that infiltrant material. Flexible 3D printed model properties are achieved with Mcor FLEX by quickly and easily treating 3D printed models produced on Mcor IRIS and Matrix 3D printers with Mcor's specially formulated water-based PVA coating.

"At Mcor, we continue to innovate in order to provide a wider audience with more options for accessible, safe, professional-class 3D printing technology," said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies Ltd. "Mcor FLEX is ideally suited for use in a variety of 3D printing applications where flexible material properties are important, including packaging, product design, education, fine arts and digital arts, among others."

Mcor FLEX is immediately available through Mcor's network of authorised dealers.

This announcement follows on Mcor's recent product announcements: Mcor IRIS becomes first 3D printer to adopt international colour standard for unprecedented 3D printing colour accuracy; one-click auto file-fixing, and 2X print speed enhancement on its Matrix 300+ and IRIS 3D printers.

About Mcor Technologies Ltd
Mcor Technologies Ltd, winner of the 3D Printshow Brand of the Year Award, is an innovative manufacturer of the world's most affordable, full-colour and eco-friendly 3D printers. They are the only 3D printers to use ordinary business A4 and 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 the US. www.mcortechnologies.com.

CONTACT: Deirdre MacCormack, Mcor Technologies Ltd, +353-(0)-41-6862800, deirdre@mcortechnologies.com; Julie Reece, Mcor Technologies Ltd, +1-781-718-0250, jreece@mcortechnologies.com

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