Rio Grande is pleased to announce a partnership with B9Creations that brings the “best in 3D printing” to professional jewelers. The new B9 Core Series 3D printer, sold by Rio Grande, marries “plug and grow” ease with some of the fastest printing speeds and smoothest surface resolution of any 3D printing technology available.
“Already renowned for manufacturing the most castable resins on the market, B9Creations developed the B9 Core Series by fine-tuning its printer technology with feedback from real-life users,” said Nathan Button, Equipment Product Manager. “Jewelers asked for a fast, dependable and easy-to-use 3D printer with unbeatable resolution and value. The result is the best balance of 3D printing features and value in the industry.” What’s more, the B9 Core Series works with virtually any resin or CAD .stl design file, and there are no frustrating and expensive service agreements to adhere to.
As 3D printer technology has evolved over the years, Rio Grande Jewelry Tech Team member Gregg Burgard has seen it all – the good, the overly complicated and the uncastable. After spending more than a month getting closely acquainted with the new 3D printer from B9Creations, Gregg and his Tech Teammates are giving the B9 Core Series rave reviews. “We are extremely happy with the B9 Core Series machines and were surprised to have the B9 Core 530 up and running within 10 minutes of unboxing,” Gregg says.
“I love the fact that they do not need any calibration, which means more time printing,” Gregg continues. “The biggest bonus for us was the success of the casting tests. Every jeweler that 3D prints models knows how difficult and important it is to be able to cast nice, smooth pieces, which means less cleanup, less polishing, less time at the bench.”
Rio Grande is offering the B9 Core Series 3D printer (701-357) with select B9Creations accessories and castable resins. Visit www.riogrande.com and search “B9” for complete information on the new B9 Core Series and related products.