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.
For over six decades, Black Hills Works has provided homes, employment, recreation and social outlets for adults with disabilities. Now, B9Creations, is partnering with the organizations Assistive Technology team to deliver individualized solutions with industry-leading technology to meet the diverse needs of those they support – from 3D printing devices to facilitate the handling of eating utensils to grips for wheelchairs, waterproof call lights, tools used in the workplace and more.
Black Hills Works will leverage B9Creations design services, training, and ultra-precise, medical-grade 3D printing technology to build on its Assistive Technology team’s track record of innovation. In 2020, the team developed over 700 creative solutions, a 54 percent increase from the year before.
“The 3D printer will help us save money by making something rather than buying it,” shared Tammy Murner, Director of Innovation & Technology. “We will have the resources to individualize solutions to better meet the needs of the people we support!”
Shon Anderson, CEO of B9Creations echoes the potential of this partnership. “Assistive devices are vital to people’s lives, but are often costly, time-consuming to produce, and unable to meet individualized needs. We are excited to partner with Black Hills Works to remove those barriers with accessible, fast, customizable parts in an easy-to-use, medical-grade 3D printer. It is very rewarding to see technology being used to transform people’s lives and give them greater independence,” said Anderson.
As a provider of additive manufacturing solutions, B9Creations serves brands like Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Procter & Gamble, and more in industries such as healthcare, aerospace, high-precision manufacturing, research, and jewelry. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Denver, Colorado, B9Creations serves customers, certified dealers and strategic partners in nearly 70 countries around the globe.
In 2021, B9Creations ranked on the Financial Times’ list of the “America’s Fastest Growing Companies. In 2020, the company was named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, rankings of the fastest-growing companies in the United States and North America.
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As a global provider of professional 3D printing solutions, B9Creations has become the industry leader in production, speed and value. It now stands as the additive manufacturing market leader in high-precision applications such as medical, aerospace, manufacturing, research, and jewelry. B9Creations serves customers, certified dealers, and strategic partners in nearly 70 countries around the globe. Find us online at b9c.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About Black Hills Works
For over six decades, Black Hills Works has provided homes, employment, recreation, and social outlets for adults with disabilities. Today, it supports over 600 people with a wide array of disabilities, creating a community where everyone participates to achieve a life of full potential. Find us online at blackhillsworks.org, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.