[rp-ml] MCor Technologies and the ArKe

Jonathan Chertok chertok22 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 00:19:40 EEST 2019


can you contact david van dessel directly at deloitte who is handling the receivership (per the first link)? it seems to me that they would be most interested (if they know what they are doing) in demonstrating the capabilities of the machines. and i think they would be fools not to entertain some kind of arrangement?

perhaps they may not initially be interested i’d rhey did not understand your capabilities.

i may not be up to speed on this but this seems like a no brainer for them.

or maybe you want to keep the models closer to home or have more direct access to a machine. either way i could even see asking them to get you set up with a machine in return for loaner models.

with regards,

jonathan chertok

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> On Jun 9, 2019, at 3:03 PM, Stewart Dickson <mathartspd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, List,
> There has been no chatter on the RP-ML about the rumored demise of MCor Technologies, 
> maker of the ArKe.
> There are two articles in the mainstream press that I know of:
> https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/receiver-for-3d-printing-firm-mcor-37962017.html
> Receiver for 3D printing firm Mcor  by Gavin McLoughlin 
> Independent Business Irish March 29 2019 2:30 AM
> https://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2019/5/30/the-end-of-mcor-technologies
> The End Of Mcor Technologies? by Kerry Stevenson
> Fabbaloo 30 May 2019
> I am personally very disappointed to hear this news.  And apparently, the founders, the 
> MacCormacks just stepped down from leadership positions at MCor this January.
> Some of you might remember that I used to supply exotic STL files to the R-P  vendors for you 
> to show off your building skills at the trade shows.
> In 1999, when the Z-Corp Spectrum was announced, I jumped right in creating VRML files in 
> color, some of which wound up at the trade shows as well.
> I actually got to run a Spectrum 500 around 2008-2009 and got to learn all of its color rendition 
> quirks.  There are many.
> By comparison with the  Z-Corp Spectrum, the MCor ArKe's color reproduction looks 
> spectacular -- and least, "It looked alright in the pictures" (--Lorde)
> I began corresponding with my local MCor ArKe reseller, Andy Grayson at RAPID SCAN 3D at 
> the end of January.  I haven't made it very far, presumably due to this receivership business.
> Here's what I have gathered from my correspondence with Andy Grayson at RAPID SCAN 3D 
> and from the above articles.  Apparently there were at least demonstration machines which had
> been sent to the resellers. But, by this time I contacted Andy Grayson at RAPID SCAN 3D, they
> no longer had theirs and were waiting for a new one.
> It looks as though the MacCormacks had taken MCor from the demonstration stage up to the point of actually going into production and full-blown commercial sales, but investment funding to get past that point had stalled.
> I think that is a pity.  I really had plans to design objects for this machine specifically.
> Are there any users out there who still have MCor ArKes running?
> I would really like to see how my designs come out on them.
> Thanks and cheers,
> -Stewart Dickson, http://us.imdb.com/Name?Stewart+Dickson
> http://www.ifp.uiuc.edu/~sdickson
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