Have you ever visited a business where you felt like the customer was the last priority in the room, as everyone was bustling about worrying about their own tasks and getting through the day rather than focusing on you? This can happen on any scale, and in a fierce marketplace that offers up challenges for many companies, large and small, it can become easy to forget that the whole point of manufacturing 3D printers and related items is to offer a unique, authentic product that the customer actually needs—and one that is of high quality at an attractive price. Users certainly don’t want the wool being pulled over their eyes as cheap hardware is delivered with issues, and they don’t want to have to worry about whether internal mayhem is trickling down to the quality of the products and services they are receiving.
B9Creations has made it clear from the beginning, however, that they aren’t interesting in putting a spin on anything, like it or not, and their goal is indeed to put their user’s goals first. We’re familiar with the South Dakota-based company whose CEO, Shon Anderson, sat down with 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief, Sarah Anderson Goehrke, earlier in the year at a London iMakr event, expanding on their solid, no nonsense approach, which is all about the user. And this is well evidenced as their B9Creator 3D printer was chosen as one of 3D Hubs’ Best Resin Printers in the 3D Hubs 2016 3D Printer Guide, where it is defined as a full HD projector for ultra-high resolution printing, and reported to offer ‘impeccable’ printing by many users.
Now, the company is releasing a new product as well as an interesting new software, all meant to allow for better 3D models, as well as communications. First, users are going to find something quite unique in the B9 Model Cure, offering super efficient model curing after 3D printing. The company states that the whole purpose for the device was to give users speed, precision, and repeatability in the post-curing process for 3D printing.
“We are constantly developing new products to best serve our customers based on their feedback,” says Anderson. “We saw a tremendous need for a post-curing unit that completes customer workflow around 3D printing in a variety of industries.”
The unit is compact yet high-intensity, designed to cure prototypes, jewelry, and miniatures or models. Its high power allows for rapid curing, and B9Creations sees it as a product that should fit into daily workflow easily, with a slide-out drawer, timer, completion alarm, and memory settings—all features promising a user-friendly solution that is precise and reliable.
“Most industries utilize 3D printing in business processes or workflows which helps lead to an end result beyond the 3D printed part,” said Anderson. “High customer satisfaction, efficiency, and profitability require the process to be fast, controlled, and repeatable. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with the B9 Model Cure.”
Users are able to take advantage of the timer, choosing from ten seconds to up to nearly ten minutes, with three different memory settings. The design features a chamber that’s wide enough to cure several models simultaneously, and a glass container is included for curing of models under water.
- Power Output: 65 Watts Power
- Input: 100-220 VAC / 50-60 Hz
- Light Source: UV LED UV
- Intensity: 390-410 nm
- Unit Weight: 3.3KG (7.27lbs)
- External Dimensions: 21.6cm x 20cm x 15cm
- Internal Dimensions: 12.7cm x 17cm x 7cm
- Round Bowl Dimensions: 10cm x 6.5cm
Along with this new product release, B9Creations is also announcing a new bilingual option for their B9Creator software program, as part of the continual effort to provide both accessibility and affordability in 3D printing to the world. The new version, in Spanish, should bring in a larger customer base and allow many the convenience of using their first language.
“Overcoming the language barriers associated with technology is essential to making 3D printing available to all. We continually strive to improve the B9Creator’s ease-of-use for customers around the world,” says Anderson. “I believe the release of the Spanish software puts us on the right path to accomplish this.”
For development and launch of the Spanish version, B9Creations has partnered with official dealer Fernando Cortes of Red Door Distributions, based in San Diego, CA, as well as new dealer Oswaldo Ibarra of Sofer, based in Guadalajara, Mexico
“The B9Creator is user friendly and can be up and running in less than an hour,” says Ibarra. “Now with the Spanish version software, it will be even easier for all users who cannot read or clearly understand English.”
The company expects that there will be other translations to follow soon as well. Discuss over in the B9Creations Spanish 3D Printing Software & B9 Model Cure forum over at 3DPB.com.