RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 23, 2018) – B9Creations, a global provider of 3D printing solutions, has received a minority investment from Mitsui Chemicals (Tokyo: 4183), a Japan-based company owned by the Mitsui Group conglomerate that counts Toshiba and Toyota among its companies. As an integral part of Mitsui’s Healthcare Division, the partnership positions B9Creations as a market leader in the dental and healthcare industry.
Leadership and staff of software company Pixel Pines will join B9Creations, a global provider of professional 3D printing solutions based in the Black Hills, in a statement announced today. Pixel Pines Partner Brian Butterfield will join B9Creations as Vice President of Product Management, joined by Pixel Pines Partner Pat Honeycutt who will serve as B9Creations’ Vice President of Product Development, with the remainder of Pixel Pines’ staff joining the B9Creations Product Development organization.
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CEO of B9Creations, Shon Anderson discusses the importance of local businesses using internships as a talent pipeline for South Dakota’s workforce. The company employs interns from both Black Hills State and School of Mines, and several have become full-time employees. He says internships offer businesses a mutually beneficial relationship. “It goes back to creating good opportunities for people to stay here in South Dakota and have a rewarding career, have opportunities to grow and do what they do best, and if we can leverage their talents and their abilities and their motivations, it’s a win-win.” Read the full article on SDPB.
"Small, literally in a basement, launched on Kickstarter by a man with a vision and a passion," said Shon Anderson, CEO of B9 Creations. Six years later, B9Creations is now one of the leading 3-D manufacturers in the area. Designing it's B9 Core Series of personal three-dimensional printers just last year, their products enable companies to print products at a dashing speed with high resolution on a global scale including jewelry, medical devices, and prototypes." Read more at Black Hills Fox.
B9Creations is featured on the front page of the Rapid City Journal in recognition of its new investment shot from Mitsui Chemicals and local background. Read more here.
The International Business Times, a world business news resource, shares B9Creations' exciting news about their recent gain in support from Mitsui Chemicals, a subsidiary of Mitsui Group, in the form of a minority investment. Read more here.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette highlights the minority investment B9Creations gains from global company, Mitsui Chemicals, in order to gain global leadership in healthcare materials fields such as dental, vision, medical & robotics. Read more here.
3D Printing Industry recognizes B9Creations' minority investment by Mitsui Chemicals, a subsidiary of the Mitsui Group in their 3D printing news. Read it here.
A Rapid City technology startup has partnered with an industrial giant to expand its worldwide reach. See the full story at Newscenter 1.
The atmosphere of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is one of extreme talent, innovation, and the know-how to develop ideas into global powerhouses, like B9Creations. The Hardrock Alumni Magazine features B9Creations' success in an article of their Winter/Spring 2018 Edition. Download the magazine and read more about the work of our very own local talent and SDSM&T grads.
3D Printing Industry asked the CEO’s, CTO’s, analysts, and other additive manufacturing leaders for their perspective on the most important events in the 3D printing industry this year. See what our CEO saw as one of the biggest industry shifts in 2017.
"It's not just about the technical side, it is about creating opportunities for South Dakotans,” said Shon Anderson, Vice President of B9 Creations. B9 Creations may be tucked away on the School of Mines campus, but the company is creating printers of the future. 3-D printing capabilities are no longer out of reach for consumers. Read more at KOTA TV.
South Dakota has been plagued for years by "brain drain," as many of the state's best and brightest leave for better jobs and opportunity. However, one Rapid City business wants to change that by revolutionizing American manufacturing to cut waste and increase competitiveness. See the full story at NewsCenter1.
South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development highlights B9Creations in a feature story about the company's recent growth.