Beckatt Solutions to exhibit 3D printing technology at IACTE Conference on 2/18 in East Peoria, IL

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Beckatt Solutions, a leading Midwest provider of 3D printing technology and services, will exhibit at the Illinois Career and Technical Education Conference at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Convention Center in East Peoria, IL, on February 18th.

THE IACTE Conference and Expo will take place February 18-19

THE IACTE Conference and Expo will take place February 18-19

ELGIN, Ill.Feb. 12, 2016PRLog — Beckatt Solutions will represent 3D printer manufacturers Mcor Technologies, MakerBot and MarkForged, and their respective lines of 3D printers.

Beckatt Solutions will represent Mcor Technologies and their line of paper-based 3D printers, including the Matrix 300+ and the Iris and ARKe, the 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 commercially-available 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 will be available.

The Beckatt booth 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 IACTE Conference” said Matt Pray.  He added “This show 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 demonstrate to those in the education sphere of the competitive advantages, in terms of costs savings and color, of the Mcor 3D printers and the resulting parts”.

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 2015 CES Best-in-Show 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 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.

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