Mcor 3D printer threatens oragami artists everywhere

Mcor Technologies, an Irish company founded in 2004, is rolling out their Matrix 3D printer.  What makes this 3D printer special, though, is that it uses plain old sheets of A4 paper to print your 3D models. “Loosely based on the LOM (Laminated Object Manufacture) method of rapid prototyping, A4 pages are glued together to form a 3D part”.

Why paper?  According to Mcor, the “current ‘cost of ownership’ of a 3D printer is high due to the recurring costs of consumables”.  By using paper you can get at the local office supply store, the cost per cubic centimeter is €0.01 or $0.0144.

Hat tip: hackaday.