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J&J Using Custom B9Creations Technology for Micro Medical 3D Printing J&J Using Custom B9Creations Technology for Micro Medical 3D Printing

Kevin Herrera is an R&D engineer in a division of Johnson & Johnson called the Cardiovascular and Specialty Solutions Group, which mainly focuses on electrophysiology, but has also grown to support neurovascular and ENT devices, as well. The team works to prove the feasibility of a device or concept through rapid iteration, and one of their main focuses is to find a way to pack as much technology as possible into a medical device through miniaturization.

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B9Creations Partners With Local Schools to Promote STEM Education B9Creations Partners With Local Schools to Promote STEM Education

B9Creations and Rapid City Area Schools have partnered to create a path for STEM opportunities available to the nearly 14,000 students in the area as part of a new education initiative piloted at several schools in the district.

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Wheat Jewelers: Working Smarter With the B9Creations™ 3D Printer Wheat Jewelers: Working Smarter With the B9Creations™ 3D Printer

Kevin Wheat designs and creates extraordinarily beautiful custom pieces of jewelry. What began as a hobby for him in the late 1970s turned into Wheat Jewelers in 1983. Serving the greater Lansing, Michigan area, Wheat Jewelers offers one of the largest engagement ring selections in Michigan with thousands of engagement rings and wedding bands in the store.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Customized, 3D Printed Assistive Devices One Size Does Not Fit All: Customized, 3D Printed Assistive Devices

For over six decades, Black Hills Works has provided homes, employment, recreation, and social outlets for adults with disabilities. And with an ongoing mission to make a positive impact on every life they touch, the non-profit organization’s Assistive Technology team has launched a partnership with B9Creations to deliver individualized solutions to meet the diverse needs of those they support.

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US Army Vet Building Outdoor Recreation Brand with B9Creations Tech US Army Vet Building Outdoor Recreation Brand with B9Creations Tech

B9Creations sat down with John Schneider, owner and operator of Dakota Optics, to learn more about how he’s leveraging additive manufacturing to run his business. John founded Dakota Optics in 2017 with the goal of providing high-quality Athlon Optics to hunting and shooting enthusiasts. Dakota Optics has expanded to promote additional American-made gun cleaning products and other firearm products, working with veteran owned/run companies whenever possible. John is a 24-year United States Army...

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FAST™ is Saving This Jeweler an Hour of Production Time Every Week FAST™ is Saving This Jeweler an Hour of Production Time Every Week

Mitch Roush graduated from Gem City College in Jewelry-Diamond Setting and Design in 2012, and launched into a successful career as a jeweler, bringing quality, custom pieces to life at The Jeweler's Bench in Newton, Iowa. 

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15 Millimeters of Might: Model Makers Thrive with 3D Printing 15 Millimeters of Might: Model Makers Thrive with 3D Printing

It all started just three years ago, as John and Karen Boyd’s son, who has Down syndrome, was preparing to graduate from high school. He would soon cross the threshold into adulthood, and the devoted parents worried that the opportunities available to him might be limited – so, the pair dedicated themselves to creating one for him. Karen Boyd left her job and assisted John in bringing Boyd’s Toys, a boutique miniature model company, to life.

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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 to...

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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 Series...

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Product Design, Model Making, Service Bureaus Powered by the B9Creator Product Design, Model Making, Service Bureaus Powered by the B9Creator

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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