“Production-ready additive manufacturing solutions from Mechnano help B9 Core Series systems users move from prototyping to production with ease,” said Shon Anderson, B9Creations CEO. “ESD – Rigid provides an immense benefit to various industries where the damage caused by static buildup is a major concern.”
B9Creations’ partnership with nanoengineering company Mechnano leverages the high-throughput, ultra-precision B9 Core Series 3D printers and Mechnano’s discrete, functionalized carbon nanotubes called MechT to deliver high-value materials engineered for specific performance requirements.
ESD – Rigid, with B9Creations’ Core Series 3D printer platform, offers the ultimate solution for electronics manufacturing in verticals ranging from medical device to industrial to aerospace & defense. ESD – Rigid is ideal for 3D printing electrical connectors and enclosures, SMT pick and place nozzles, custom trays for component handling and storage, jigs and fixtures for electronics manufacturing, and beyond [View the material data sheet].
Mechnano’s proprietary MechT technology allows detangled and separated carbon nanotubes to be dispersed throughout an additive manufacturing material without re-clumping. In addition to ESD, the resulting discrete tubes can be tailored to specific performance requirements and deliver previously unattainable performance, such as a 50% increase in tensile strength, 200% increase in toughness, or 850% increase in tear resistance.
“That’s the power of MechT,” said Mechnano President Bryce Keeler. “We’re able to add desired properties—in this case, ESD—without compromising mechanical performance. ESD – Rigid provides a valuable AM solution to highly technical industries. We’re excited MechT is now commercially available for use on the B9 Core Series 3D printers, and we look forward to working with B9Creations to answer the calls of other industries as well.”
A global provider of agile additive manufacturing solutions, B9Creations serves customers, dealers, and strategic partners through hardware, software, and material solutions for high-precision applications in healthcare, manufacturing, research, model making, jewelry, and more. B9Creations’ customers have printed 30+ million parts on thousands of B9Creations 3D printers in nearly 70 countries around the world.
Mechnano is the first company to fabricate parts with carbon nanotubes using vat photopolymerization systems to achieve static-dissipative properties or improve impact, tear-resistance, and tensile performance. Its technology is backed by over a decade of research and development and protected by over 120+ issued and pending patents.