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Beckatt Solutions to Showcase the Sustainability of 3d Printing Technology at Elgin Community College Sustainability Expo on Wednesday, April 20th

Beckatt Solutions, a leading Midwest provider of 3D printing technology and services, will demonstrate the sustainability and viability of 3D printing and 3D printing technology at the Sustainability Expo at Elgin Community College, on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Elgin, IL, April 17, 2016 --( Beckatt Solutions will represent Mcor Technologies and their line of paper-based 3D printers, including the Matrix 300+, the Iris and the ARKe, the latter two the two only 3D printers to meet the International Color Consortium’s standard for HD color accuracy. Founders of Beckatt Solutions and Managing Partners, Matt Pray and Michael Storey will be present to showcase the technology and sample parts. Beckatt Solutions will also represent MakerBot and their line of desktop 3D printers and scanners, as well as Markforged and the Mark Two Composite 3D Printer, which uses continuous fiber reinforcement inside nylon parts to provide extremely durable and light-weight 3D prints. Prints from Mcor, MakerBot and Markforged will be on display for attendees to examine, and demonstrations of the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer and Markforged Mark Two Composite 3D Printer will be available.

Beckatt representatives will demonstrate the 3D printing capabilities of the Mcor Iris and Mcor ARKe, the only paper-based full-color 3D printers available, and will display a variety of models printed on the Mcor 3D printers. “We are excited about exhibiting and representing the Mcor, MakerBot and Markforged brands at the Sustainability Expo,” said Matt Pray. He added, “This expo gives us the opportunity to showcase the unique full-color capabilities of the Iris and the ARKe (the only desktop full-color 3D printer available on the market), and educate those in the education sphere about the competitive advantages, in terms of costs savings and color, of the Mcor 3D printers and the resulting parts.”

The Sustainability Expo is presented by the City of Elgin Sustainability Commission and Elgin Community College. This informative expo will showcase all things green and sustainable, and teach attendees hundreds of ways to lower their fossil-fuel energy use, live more sustainably, lower their energy bills, save water and be more “Earth-friendly.” The Sustainability Expo will feature 100 exclusive vendors and presenters who will share their passion for sustainability through demonstrations, workshops and education on the subject, to the Elgin Community and 39 communities that Elgin Community College serves.

This is the second year of the Sustainability Expo, and it is being held at Elgin Community College Events Center, Building J, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123. Also included this year is a Family Activities & Kids Zone. The first 100 people will receive a free oak tree courtesy of the Kaptain family. 2016 event sponsors include: Elgin Community College, Elgin Sustainability Commission, Infinite Clothing, Sierra Club, Elgin Community Network and Elgin Green Groups350.

Event Details
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Elgin Community College
Events Center, Building J
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123


Mcor Technologies is an innovative manufacturer of the world’s most affordable, full-color and eco-friendly 3D printers. Winner of the 2015 SOLIDWORKS World Best-in-Show for hardware and 2016 CES Best-in-Show in Technology for 3D printers, Mcor is the only manufacturer if 3D printers to use ordinary business-A4/letter paper as the build material, a choice that renders durable, tactile and cost-effective models. Mcor recently announced the addition of the ARKe to their printer line up, the world’s first full-color desktop 3D printer, and was named CES 2016 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree in the 3D Printing Products category.

MakerBot, with one of the largest installed bases and market shares of the desktop 3D printing industry, is setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. MakerBot is leading the way in helping educators of all levels integrate 3D printing in to their curricula. From starter projects to professional development, MakerBot provides resources to make 3D printing more accessible for educators and students.

Markforged’s innovative new material and printing process allows designers and engineers to 3D print real composite parts that are up to five times stronger and 20 times stiffer than traditionally 3D printed parts made from ABS plastic. The composite industry is particularly excited by the Mark Two’s ability to selectively place continuous fiber reinforcement inside nylon parts, allowing engineers to control material cost and avoid the trimming, mold-making and curing required in traditional composite part lay-up.

Beckatt Solutions, founded in 2013 and located in Elgin, IL, is a leading Midwest US provider of professional and desktop 3D printers, print materials, scanners and software. Beckatt Solutions provides consumers, educators and businesses with cutting-edge 3D printing technologies and services. Founders Matt Pray and Michael Storey started the company to increase the number of 3D printers, and expand 3D printing services and partners in the Midwest. Beckatt Solutions is the exclusive dealer and servicer for Mcor Technologies line of 3D printers, including the ARKe, the Iris and the Matrix 300+, in Illinois.

For more information, contact Michael Storey at 630.206.3993 or, or visit Beckatt Solutions online at

The Sustainability Expo will take place on Wednesday, April 20th at Elgin Community College, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Beckatt Solutions will provide 3D printing demonstrations on the MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation Desktop 3D Printer, and the Markforged Mark Two Composite 3D Printer.
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