It seems like it is time to introduce a new rule: if there is any material, somewhere in the world someone will make 3D-printer working on it. At CES Company Mcor introduced a new 3D-printer Mcor Arke, which creates colorful and recyclable items.
This is not the first “paper” printer of the company, but it is much smaller and cheaper than the flagship model of the company, Iris HD. Price of the novelty will be only $5,995, while its weight is less than 50 kg. For comparison: Iris HD costs from $36,400 to $47,600 and weighs more than 150 kilograms.
Why the company decided to create such a model of 3D-printers reduced in price, you ask? The novelty is designed for educational purposes only. The company wants a printer to appear in each class.
Since the main material used is paper, printing costs are significantly reduced. Mcor claims that their paper costs only 10-20 percent of the standard nylon or rubber materials for printing, and at the same time it is completely biodegradable.
Mcor Arke will be available in the second quarter of 2016. The company has already received more than two million pre-orders for the 3D-printer.