High-resolution 3D printing leader B9Creations has a history of delivering exactly what they promise, which makes sense, since the company’s B9Creator 3D printer made the 3D Hubs 2016 3D Printer Guide as one of the Best Resin Printers. The South Dakota-based company released the B9 Model Curing System, as well as offering a Spanish version of their B9Creator software program last summer. Today, the company is releasing its newest 3D printing solution, the B9 Core Series.
Two configurations, the B9 Core 530 and the B9 Core 550, are available, both “engineered to be the new industry leader in production, speed, and simplicity.”
B9Creations CEO, Shon Anderson, says, “Thousands of businesses told us they felt stuck choosing between low-cost technology that was slow and labor intensive or easier to use technology that cost a fortunte to own and operate. Their feedback motivated us to create the new B9 Core Series, offering a combination of resolution, speed, and first-class user experience, never-before found at this price.”
The new series combines patented and patent-pending technology with an industrial HD LED light engine, to print four times faster than the industry average machines, some of which cost three times as much as the B9 Core Series. But don’t worry, print design details are not sacrificed due to the high printing speed of 100+ mm per hour. The series is available with printing materials in three separate colors (emerald, black, and yellow), and the built-in fume and odor filtration make this series perfect for both production and office environments. As the company states about the B9 Core Series, “Design iterations can be brought to life over lunch, not overnight.”
Both the B9 Core 530 (30 μ resolution) and the B9 Core 550 (50 μ resolution) make 3D printing easy with the integrated system and brand new user interface. Some of the features and functions added to optimize the 3D printing experience include:
- Touchscreen and improved software
- Repeatable: print duplicate models without loss of original design
- Push button operation
- New resin vat lasts hundreds of prints
- WiFi, Ethernet, and USB connectivity make the solution scalable for high-volume applications
The series also gives the user more time to design, by removing complex calibrations and tuning from the equation. The B9 Core 530 and the B9 Core 550 were engineered with industrial-grade components, so the series is able to stand up to extensive daily operation. This is helpful, as the new series is designed to be used in a variety of different applications, including rapid prototyping, jewelry, industrial design and engineering, and manufacturing.
The B9 Core 530 is the better choice for custom production, as it features an average build speed of 20-30 minutes per inch. For large-scale manufacturing needs, definitely go with the B9 Core 550, which has a larger build envelope and averages a build speed between 40 and 60 minutes per inch for the full envelope. Whichever one you choose to utilize, users can now design, print, and cast hundreds of models in a typical work day, thanks to the aforementioned exceptional speed of the new B9 Core Series.
With both innovative technology and “timeless values,” B9Creations redefines expectations and keeps customers happy by not requiring maintenance contracts, including software with the 3D printer, keeping operating costs low, and including factory startup assistance for each Core Series 3D printer they sell.
B9Creations founder and CTO Mike Joyce says, “The look is new and the company has grown, our passion remains the same – making high-resolution 3D printing technology work for your business.”
The company sure has come a long way from when its first commercially available B9Creators were funded via Kickstarter campaigns, the first of which raised over $510,000. B9Creations delivered both of its Kickstarter products on schedule, which is a feat that less than one third of the funded companies are able to achieve, but something that rings true to the core values of the company, and the fact that they “promise what they can deliver.” Discuss in the B9Creations forum at 3DPB.com.
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