B9Creations & Mechnano partner on carbon nanotube enabled materials

Global 3D printer manufacturer B9Creations has partnered with nanomaterial company Mechnano to expand its range of engineering photopolymer materials designed to take additive manufacturing into scaled production applications.

B9Creations & Mechnano partner on carbon nanotube enabled materials

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This partnership leverages B9Creations’ high-throughput, ultra-precision B9 Core Series 3D printers and Mechnano’s nanomaterials functionalized with carbon nanotubes to deliver high-value materials engineered for specific performance requirements.

Shon Anderson, B9Creations CEO said:
“The decision to partner with Mechnano was a natural step in expanding B9Creations’ offering of production-ready additive manufacturing solutions. Mechnano’s engineering-grade materials are well-matched for the high throughput, precision, and plug-and-play technology of the B9 Core Series systems to enable businesses to move from prototyping to production with ease.”

Mechnano’s proprietary technology, MechT, detangles and separates carbon nanotubes, then disperses them throughout additive manufacturing materials without re-clumping. The resulting discrete tubes can be tailored to specific performance requirements and deliver previously unattainable performance such as 50% increase in tensile strength, 200% increase in toughness, or 850% increase in tear resistance.

In addition, MechT can be functionalized to add properties like ESD to existing resins.

Mechnano CEO & Cofounder Steven Lowder said:
“B9Creations’ high-resolution printers are an excellent complement to Mechnano’s Technology, MechT. Working together, we will improve existing materials and create new resins to meet production applications’ needs.”

About B9Creations:
As a global provider of professional 3D printing solutions, B9Creations has become an 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.

About Mechnano:
Founded by Scott Gillette and Steven Lowder, Mechnano is a US company based in Arizona that has patented a new way to use carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in additive manufacturing materials. The company has developed a proprietary technology that allows for exponential improvements of AM materials with properties that were previously thought impossible.

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