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3D Printing Transforms a New Sphere – Wildlife Tracking 3D Printing Transforms a New Sphere – Wildlife Tracking

Brady Neiles, who works for South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, devotes himself to the conservation of wildlife, fisheries, and state parks of the Western Great Plains – currently, he is dedicated to safely tracking wildlife. The current method of tracking juvenile animals involves surgically implanting a radio transmitter into their bodies – which can lead to injury, migration to other areas of the body, and even fatalities in some instances. When it was decided that Game, Fish & Parks wanted...

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From Prototyping to Production: A New Nylon Tool To Meet Global Demand From Prototyping to Production: A New Nylon Tool To Meet Global Demand

Duane Langenfeld started doing hail damage and paintless dent repair over twenty years ago. In 2011 he started his life's work, Jabuti Hail, based out of Rapid City, South Dakota. The paintless dent repair industry relied on 3 main techniques - until Duane had a better idea. Enter Ding Tool - Duane's brand-new company and end-use tool of the same name that increases efficiencies up to 30%, turning over jobs more quickly, growing revenue, and adding profit to the bottom line. The B9 Core...

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Product Design, Model Making, Service Bureaus Powered by the B9Creator 3D Printer Product Design, Model Making, Service Bureaus Powered by the B9Creator 3D Printer

Pairing craftmanship with business savvy, powered by the B9Creator 3D printer, Jill Kenik has watched her company, Acropolis Studios, grow from a startup to success, even launching her first-ever service bureau arm this year.

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See the AGTA Spectrum Award-winning Ring Printed on a B9 Core Series See the AGTA Spectrum Award-winning Ring Printed on a B9 Core Series

B9Creations sat down with veteran bench jeweler turned 3D printing master, John Haynes, to talk about his 2018 AGTA Spectrum Award-winning piece – a platinum Solar Blossom ring featuring a 14.3 ct. orange Zircon accented with tsavorite Garnets and Diamonds.

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Discover How an Award-Winning Jeweler Transitioned Her Family Business From Hand Carving to 3D Printing, and Gained Celebrity Clientele Discover How an Award-Winning Jeweler Transitioned Her Family Business From Hand Carving to 3D Printing, and Gained Celebrity Clientele

Some roots run deep, threading through generations until they become embedded in a culture itself. That’s the story of Meghan Proctor. A story begun over a century ago when the Navajo tribe brought silversmithing to the Southwestern United States. It is in this tradition that Meghan’s father learned his craft from a jeweler in the Navajo Nation, a reservation nestled in northwestern New Mexico. A tradition Meghan herself entered at the age of six, taught at home by her father. And it is in...

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See A Model Maker's Journey From Startup To Showtime See A Model Maker's Journey From Startup To Showtime

Though Alan Buttler's passion for model making has been lifelong, making a business of it was a bit more accidental. A bold move to invest his life savings in the B9Creator 3D printer helped launch his company, Modelu 3D, to great acclaim. Now, with his recent upgrade to the B9 Core Series, Alan sees nothing but success ahead.

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SD Mines and B9Creations 3D Printers Team Up to Stop Counterfeiting In Its Tracks SD Mines and B9Creations 3D Printers Team Up to Stop Counterfeiting In Its Tracks

Counterfeiting is predicted to drain US $4.2 trillion from the global economy by 2022, and can negatively affect virtually every economic sector, often with fatal consequences. Not only is currency a target for counterfeiting, but also pharmaceuticals, legal documents like bank notes, high-priced art, historical artifacts, consumer electronics, and even wearable apparel and accessories. In response, huge steps are being made by South Dakota School of Mines and Technology researchers and...

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Walt's Jewelers Moves Into Future with B9Creations Printing Walt's Jewelers Moves Into Future with B9Creations Printing

Written by our partners at Rio Grande, one of the largest jewelry suppliers in the US and a B9Creations dealer, this case study is a wonderful customer testimonial on how the B9 Core Series 3D printers can help your jewelry business keep up with the technological shifts in the industry. 

 

In 2014, Javier Odom, Director of Operations at Walt's Jewelers in Gilbert, Arizona, realized that he needed to introduce 3D printing to his business to better position his business with the technology...

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How a Designer Crafted an Out-of-the-Box Jewelry Business How a Designer Crafted an Out-of-the-Box Jewelry Business

At the same time that Mike Joyce, Founder of B9Creations, had dreams of creating a 3D printer that would change the way people operated and innovated, Trevor Vipond was dreaming about his future in 3D design, creating and designing in ways that others had never done before. It was this common purpose that made a perfect fit – a company striving to make it easier for creators to create, and a creator aiming to make a career of showcasing his truly unique flair. 

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Reproducing an Heirloom Ring with the B9 Scan 350, 3D Scanner Reproducing an Heirloom Ring with the B9 Scan 350, 3D Scanner

Kyle and his fiancé walked into Irelia Fine Jewelry, having spent several days visiting jewelry stores trying to find a way to replicate his grandmother’s beautiful ring. Immediately, Fernando and Irelia Cortes, owners of Irelia Fine Jewelry and Red Door Distributions, set to work proving that this seemingly impossible process of creating an exact replica was indeed possible – through the use of a B9 Scan 350 and a B9 Core Series, a process familiar to Fernando.

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