If you are of the opinion that 3D printing is the realm of extruded plastics or jetted polymers, you should invest a few minutes to discover a new dimension to 3D printing: paper. Combined with high-resolution color printing, Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) may be the truest embodiment of the term 3D printing, considering raw materials and process.
For the past decade, Mcor Technologies has been diligently developing a 3D printing alternative that negates a key barrier to accessibility, material cost, while adding the dimension of color, an ability that eludes nearly all 3D printers.
In its white paper, How Paper-based 3D Printing Works: The Technology and Advantages, Mcor shows us how a few reams of office paper are transformed into full-color, professional-grade parts that are surprisingly durable. Having written my share of white papers, I can honestly say that this document is extremely well done: thorough yet concise and company-centric yet informative.
>I have been following this company and technology for over five years. It’s good to see it become widely and readily available. I believe that Selective Deposition Lamination will do well in education and industry when those that control the budget question the expense of yet another round of prototyping.
Download and read How Paper-based 3D Printing Works. I think you will agree.
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