RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 17, 2021) – 3D printing manufacturer B9Creations and Black Hills Works have launched a partnership to develop customized, 3D printed assistive devices for the over 600 people supported through Black Hills Works, designed to give individuals with disabilities greater independence.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 13, 2021) – The Financial Times today announced that B9Creations, a global 3D printing solutions provider, ranks no. 319 on its annual list of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies. This prestigious award is presented by The Financial Times and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. B9Creations joins notable honorees Netflix, Tesla, Facebook, Uber, and several other well-known names.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 22, 2020) – B9Creations, a global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, launched its new FastWax Castable resin today, a 3D printing material offering all the benefits of wax without the wait.
The premium, easy-to-cast resin reduces post-processing and polishing with the smoothest surface finish yet. Jewelers can print perfect-fit settings, smooth shanks, and sharp detail.
B9Creations Ranks No. 2318 on the 2020 Inc. 5000
With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 180.93 Percent
RAPID CITY, S.D. (August 12, 2020) – Inc. magazine today announced that B9Creations, a global 3D printing solutions provider, ranks in the top half of all companies on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. B9Creations joins Inc. 5000 alumni like Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names who gained their first national exposure as honorees on the list.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 14, 2019) – B9Creations, a global manufacturer of 3D printers, has partnered with Vast Broadband to 3D print reusable protective masks for their essential personnel. The effort is part of a larger COVID-19 response initiative by B9Creations to produce masks for non-medical essential workers at companies nationwide, offer 3D printing and logistics services for business experiencing supply chain or labor disruption, and create an online global network connecting businesses in need with partners who can help.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 25, 2020) – Inc. Magazine today announced that B9Creations, a global provider of 3D printing solutions, has been ranked #112 on the Inc. 5000 Series list of the fastest-growing private companies in the Midwest. As an Inc. 5000 Series honoree, B9Creations joins Intuit, Zappos, UnderArmour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle and other notable alumni.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 8, 2019) – B9Creations, a global provider of professional 3D printing solutions, announced today it was named to the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America now in its 25th year. B9Creations grew 277% during this period.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 7, 2019) – Ding Tool, LLC, disrupts the decades-old paintless dent repair industry with the launch of its new patent-pending, 3D printed dent repair tools at SEMA, powered by B9Creations precision 3D printers and engineering materials.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Oct. 23, 2019) – B9Creations, a global provider of 3D printing solutions, announced today the launch of its new additive manufacturing Healthcare Division & Service Bureau and new medical upgrade to its award-winning B9 Core Series 3D printer line with the launch of the B9 Core Med 500 and the first two of its suite of biocompatible materials.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 18, 2019) – B9Creations’ automation solution, the B9Clean, a tool that automates post-processing by providing no-mess, glove-free cleaning, has been voted as one of only five finalists worldwide for the 2019 TCT Post-Processing Award. The TCT Awards showcase the most influential 3D technology innovations around the globe, with finalists selected by an expert advisory board.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 20, 2019) – Brady Neiles of South Dakota’s Game, Fish & Parks, has transformed the way wildlife populations are tracked. Using B9Creations 3D printing technology, Neiles created an expandable collar with a tracker – an alternative to surgical implantation, the only tracking method used on juvenile bobcats today. The potential extends far beyond, to population estimates on species, like fawn, throughout the United States.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 7, 2019) – B9Creations, a professional provider of 3D printing solutions, launched HD Slate, formulated for microscale parts with thin walls and micro features. The new resin features crisp detail, no z-bleed, and excellent readability.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 28, 2019) – B9Creations, a global provider of 3D printing solutions, and SDC Technologies, a market leader in premium optical coatings with applications ranging from NASA space helmets to Anti-Fog commercial refrigeration doors, announced today the opening of a brand-new state-of-the-art additive manufacturing materials development laboratory at B9Creations’ Rapid City headquarters.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 20, 2019) – B9Creations announced today the B9Clean is now in-stock and available for shipping. The B9Clean is a tool that automates customers’ post-processing with thorough, no-mess, glove-free cleaning, . From print to post-processing, B9Creations is a professional provider of 3D printing solutions.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 11, 2019) – B9Creations, a professional provider of 3D printing solutions, launched its engineering resin line today with Rugged – Nylon 6. Equivalent to injection-molded nylon, Rugged – Nylon 6 features low modulus, high elongation, and high impact strength making it ideal for snap-fit and wear-resistant parts.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 5, 2019) – B9Creations, a professional provider of 3D printing solutions, launched the B9Clean today, a tool that automates customers’ post-processing with thorough, no-mess, glove-free cleaning. From print to post-processing, B9Creations will be showcasing its end-to-end 3D printing solution at AGTA Tucson trade show Feb. 5-10.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 6, 2018) – B9Creations announced today two powerful new software features for the B9 Core Series: Surface Finish and Queue, responding to the market’s desire for improved surface finish and the ability to more efficiently manage printing workflow in high-volume applications better than ever before.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Oct. 8, 2018) – B9Creations, a global provider of professional 3D printing solutions, announced today the launch of B9Captivate, a software suite that empowers users to develop custom material settings perfectly engineered for their application – helping them optimize for both the properties and performance of their 3D printer materials and the geometry of their parts.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 27, 2018) – iMakr and B9Creations partnered with O2, one of the largest mobile phone networks in Europe, to deliver an experience unlike any other for the pre-order launch of the new iPhoneXS. Using an Artec 3D scanner and B9Creations 3D printing platform, iMakr and O2 scanned and printed 150 VIP guests live in three locations across the United Kingdom – London, Birmingham and Manchester.
B9Creations was nominated by popular vote for 3D Printing Industry's "2018 Personal 3D Printer of the Year (other)." 3D Printing Industry asked its readers to nominate the individuals and enterprises leading the additive manufacturing and 3D printing world, receiving more than double the number of nominations compared to 2017. The shortlists spanned all areas of the 3D printing ecosystem – from medical, aerospace and creative applications to 3D scanning, software and materials.
Seemingly simply tasks like holding a fork, writing with a pencil or using a handheld shower are challenges for some people with disabilities. Black Hills Works and 3D printing manufacturer B9Creations have partnered to design customized devices that will make daily life easier.
In the battle against COVID-19, 3D printer companies specializing in a range of services pivoted their technology and designs to support relief efforts, mass-producing medical products essential for providers during the pandemic. One of the more disruptive and transformative companies helping with the production of equipment sorely in need is B9Creations. The 3D printing solutions provider played an integral role in producing shells for ventilator masks and nasal swabs, among other in-demand products.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create logistical challenges due to disruptions in manufacturing and transportation, along with resistance against globalization and free trade. This has curtailed the global supply chain, provoking critical shortages of essential goods. There is a desperate need for factories to manufacture on-demand materials and devices for a range of essential healthcare services.
Innovative space company Made In Space has continually surprised us with inventions such as the Archinaut large object printer, bioprinting, its longest 3D printed part, and its Additive Manufacturing Facility for the International Space Station (ISS). Now, the company is set to launch a stereolithography 3D printer to the ISS specifically to make ceramics. Made In Space, now a part of commercial space roll up Redwire, aims to put the printer on Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply mission (NG-14). In an earlier iteration, the company worked together with B9Creations.
A former Air Force pilot, Mike Joyce with deep expertise in computer science and mathematics, who was seeking a better additive manufacturing platform for use in the aerospace industry founded B9Creations. During his search for an additive manufacturing solution, he discovered there were only two categories of technology – cheap 3D printers for at-home hobbyists and ones costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, well out of reach for small and medium-size businesses. So, Joyce decided to forge a third category, a fast, reliable, easy-to-use, 3D printer that delivered a professional-grade solution with a quick return-on investment.
A team of researchers from Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid have 3D printed a set of self-sensing composite parts using B9Creations 3D printing technology. By reinforcing a commercially available photopolymer resin with carbon nanotubes (CNTs), the scientists were able to further functionalize it with electrical conductivity, citing promising applications in structural health monitoring.
B9Creations CEO Shon Anderson has the company, which manufactures 3D Printing technology at its plant located off Deadwood Avenue in Rapid City has been helping with the production of medical equipment sorely needed in the fight against COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The internet is flooded with Americans responding to the need for personal protective gear, from sewing masks to crafting face shields using 3D printers. South Dakota company B9Creations has partnered with medical companies to assist during the coronavirus pandemic. Shon Anderson is CEO of B9Creations and joins us now with more on this assistance and what they are creating.
Someday My Prints Will Come: Additive Manufacturing Insights
Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing technology is impacting how orthopedic surgeries are planned and executed. 3D printers are becoming smaller, more affordable, and more accessible, and free access to open source 3D imaging software has made clinical implementation widely feasible.
B9Creations gave Senator John Thune a tour of their Rapid City facility and showcased the different products they manufactured.
As the CEO of B9Creations, a global additive manufacturing company, and a parent of a 15-year-old, I can tell you that in both roles, I share a common goal: help young people discover their God-given gifts and talents and equip them with a plan to put those to use.
3D printing has found yet another application in the automotive sector. Ding Tool LLC, a company specializing in paintless dent repair tools, is launching a series of 3D printed dent repair tools at the SEMA show this week in Las Vegas. The patent-pending tools were 3D printed using technology and materials from B9Creations, a South Dakota additive manufacturing solutions company.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was at B9Creations in Rapid City Monday to kick off a program that will become the largest internship initiative in the state's history.
Governor Kristi Noem shook hands with local teens Monday while announcing an initiative to improve the state's workforce numbers. Noem is encouraging young minds to lead the way in a new Week of Work program.
Additive manufacturing holds the power to transform businesses and, B9Creations is leveraging talent and technology to change how things are made in industries from dentistry, jewelry manufacturing, automotive, to medical devices.
Brady Neiles is a resource biologist from South Dakota’s Game, Fish & Parks who used 3D printing to change the way wildlife populations are tracked. Rather than undergoing surgery to implant a radio transmitter, bobcat kittens at South Dakota’s Game, Fish & Parks are now tracked via an expandable 3D printed collar complete with a tracker.
“B9Creations and SDC Technologies have opened an Additive Manufacturing Material Development Lab. B9Creations is a provider of 3D printing solutions and SDC Technologies is a leader in optical coatings with applications ranging from NASA space helmets to Anti-Fog commercial refrigeration doors. Joining us today with more is Shon Anderson and he is the CEO of B9Creations.”
B9Creations and SDC Technologies officially opened up their new 500 thousand dollar 3D printing lab.