B9Creations, the South Dakota-based manufacturer of the B9 Core Series of DLP 3D Printers, has launched B9Captivate. The new tool is a software suite designed to optimize custom material settings for 3D printed models.
“Our customers are transforming industries, changing the future of medicine and the nature of manufacturing, pioneering discoveries and delivering products unlike any other into their customers’ hands,” said Shon Anderson, CEO of B9Creations.
“Our 3D printing technology helps them do so faster and more profitably than ever before. But only if they have the right materials for the job. That’s why we developed B9Captivate, a material development toolkit versatile and robust enough to suit a customer’s needs today and as they scale.”
Optimizing 3D printing materials
As a material development toolkit, B9Captivate analyses the chemistry of custom resins and the geometry of a 3D part with a comprehensive help center database. This allows its user to develop settings specifically engineered for a particular application.
The software suite is available at three price points. The first, B9Captivate Basic, enables users to adjust exposure and slice thickness; this level is included in every download of B9Creations’ B9Create software. The second level, B9Captivate Professional, provides additional fields such as naming, version control and optimization, and mechanical cycle settings which controls the way the machine moves when it prints.
The third level, B9Captivate Enterprise, offers customizable packages for dimensional fine-tuning, third-party distribution for material commercialization or to field locations, multiple user licenses, and material development support, testing and validation from the factory.
Paired with B9 Core Series 3D printers, B9Captivate is capable of developing custom materials, as well as adjust third-party or factory resins to better suit a customer’s needs. Tom Burns of Poseidon Modelworks LLC, a medical research laboratory in Texas, stated:
“Due to the level of intricate details involved in our prints, there is no available off-the-shelf resin at present that can produce the parts needed for our business. This software has now closed that gap. Pairing the B9 Core 530 with B9Captivate has allowed us to not just match, but actually improve on the already high-quality prints from other 3D printers we’ve owned in the past.”
The B9Captivate Software suite is available for purchase from
Featured image shows a 3D printed part created using B9Captivate software. Photo via B9Creations.