3D printing company Mcor announced its partnership with Flex, the sketch-to-scale solutions company that provides innovation, design, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain solutions to just about every industry. This partnership supports the recent launch of the Mcor ARKe, the world’s first full-colour desktop 3D print
Working together, Mcor and Flex will deliver a flexible manufacturing model that will enable Mcor to realize their vision of putting a 3D printer in every office, classroom and home.
Mcor, an innovation focused company, has been actively working on a new product line over the last two years. The Mcor ARKe is the first product to launch from this line. The partnership with Flex supports this growth strategy by providing “on-demand” manufacturing of Mcor’s award-winning desktop printer. Flex also brings a wealth of expertise in supply chain management and design.
Since the launch of the Mcor ARKe in January 2016, Mcor ARKe has been the focus of much media coverage from the likes of Fortune to Xconomy. Mcor has also experienced unprecedented demand for the product with pre-orders for the printer swelling to 5000 units over the last few months. To help manage demand, Mcor has recently added a ‘Reserve Now’ button to their website. This reservation will secure priority within your region for delivery of the Mcor ARKe.
“With the decision to take steps into the desktop market with a disruptive technology, we understood well that we would need a manufacturing model to support this growth strategy,” said Dr. Conor MacCormack, co-founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies. “Flex is the best in the world at what they do, and our partnership with them will help us scale to the demand for the Mcor ARKe and other products that follow.”
“Mcor is a very innovative company in the fast growing 3D printing industry, and has been bringing high quality pioneering products to market for over ten years,” said Caroline Dowling, Flex president, Communications & Enterprise Compute (CEC). “We are delighted to be their scaling partner, collaborating to bring innovative supply chain and high-quality, advanced manufacturing to Mcor and their new product line.”
Combining Flex’s world class manufacturing capability with Mcor’s innovative product line will most certainly create an opportunity to provide rapidly delivered product at the highest manufacturing quality – a valuable partnership in an industry of increasing volumes.