RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 27, 2021) – B9Creations, a global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, recently launched its Robust resin line with new ABS and ABS/PC materials, compatible with the company’s B9 Core Series 3D printers.
B9Creations’ new Robust - ABS/PC resin is comparable to ABS/PC thermoplastic, with high heat deflection temperature (HDT), and can be used for end-use production parts and as a 3D printed mold replacement for injection molds and metal molds, boasting both impact resistance and an exceptionally smooth surface finish that mimics injection molded parts. 3D printed molds cost a fraction of the price of traditional molds, as well as enable short-run production and faster, more cost-effective iteration.
Also joining B9Creations’ Robust material line is a heat- and impact-resistant ABS resin. Ideal for strong and stiff parts, Robust - ABS is a rigid and durable engineering-grade material that emulates the stability of ABS plastic.
“I’ve gone from outsourcing 5 parts with other technology to 3D printing 100+ parts in the same timeframe with the B9 Core Series 3D printers and the Robust material line, because I can get high-precision parts in an hour. It’s not only enabled our R&D, but it has also onshored our manufacturing and opened up a wide range of low-volume, custom business we’ve had to say no to in the past because of cost and minimum order quantity requirements,” said an advanced R&D engineer at one of the largest manufacturing companies in the U.S.
Robust - ABS/PC 3D Printed Metal & Injection Mold Replacement
Traditional metal molds typically cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 or more, while molds 3D printed in B9Creations’ Robust - ABS/PC resin cost $1 to $10. And traditional molds have an iteration cycle of 2–6 weeks, whereas 3D printed molds, on average, take just one hour to create.
By leveraging 3D printed molds, customers can build more resilient supply chains, onshore production, and move from prototype to scaled production with their desired engineering material, or even biocompatible material that is tailored to meet their regulatory needs. B9Creations strives to help its customers better serve theirs, and 3D printed molds enable companies to do just that – by powering businesses to get better products to market faster, as well as by making it feasible to lower minimum order quantities.
With an established reputation as an innovation engine at the forefront of additive manufacturing, B9Creations’ industrial-grade 3D printing solutions serve a variety of high-precision applications in nearly 70 countries around the world, serving brands requiring the highest levels of quality and reliability, ranging from Medtronic to Procter & Gamble, Pella, and Graco.
Engineered with input from industry experts in industrial settings, B9Creations’ ultra-precise, high-speed 3D printers are out of the box and printing in 15 minutes, four times faster than industry average, and never require calibration. Manufactured to the tightest tolerances in the industry and paired with elastomeric, mold making, and engineering materials, customers can move from virtual model to print and prototyping to production seamlessly.
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, jewelry, prototyping and manufacturing, research and model making. B9Creations serves customers and certified dealers in nearly 70 countries around the globe. Find us online at b9c.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.