You might have noticed a familiar face on television over the weekend as Ardee native Dr Conor MacCormack featured on be3 show The Great Guide to The Future.
Joining host Jonathan McCrea, MacCormack – founder of 3D printing innovators Mcor Technologies – showed the programme around the company’s base in Dunleer and gave an example of just how they print using their unique paper based printing technology.
Conor showed Jonathan how to print an iPhone direct from one of Mcor’s one printers – in an example of how 3D printing can potentially aid electronic waste in the future.
The company, founded in 2005, are the only 3D printer in the world that use paper for 3D printing as opposed to plastic or other materials.
In January 2016, Mcor launched the first ever full-colour desktop 3D printer – the Mcor ARKe – an innovation they called ‘a defining moment for 3D printing.
Mcor’s long term vision for innovation in the industry is to make full colour 3D printing more widely available and accessible to the latent creative market. The are now expanding their local workforce form 50 to 150.
You can watch the full episode of be3’s The Great Guide to the Future on the 3player or via the YouTube link above.