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A 3D Printer that delivers the fine detail you crave!

The Dawn of the 3D Printing Age - Art by Dennis Harroun
The Dawn of the 3D Printing Age - Art by Dennis Harroun

We're back!

A bit of history...

Last year the DIY community enthusiastically supported our Kickstarter campaign, making the B9Creator 3D Printer a reality!

Thanks to that support were able to develop and ship v1.0 of the B9Creator to almost 200 backers!  

Over the past six months since we shipped v1.0, we have been focused on building up our user community and improving the design of our hardware and software.

Why kickstart now?

The purpose of this Kickstarter Project is two-fold:

1.  To complete our planned hardware improvements and make them available to our existing B9Creator community via three "Upgrade Options".  It is very important to us that our original backers have the latest and greatest possible hardware available if they wish to use it.

2.  To make the B9Creator v1.1 available to those of you that have been patiently waiting to get a B9Creator of your own.  By supporting us now you will be rewarded with the most up to date functional system that incorporates all of our hardware improvements.

Your support also enables us to continue to develop and release improved versions of our open source software, making the experience of creating your own 3D objects simpler, faster and more reliable.

Upgrade Options

PLEASE NOTE  The three "Upgrade Option" rewards are only meant for current owners of the original B9Creator v1.0!  

 Of course, these improvements will be incorporated into the new B9Creators shipped as part of this campaign.  So if you select the Kit or Assembled B9Creator rewards, you don't need to worry about the upgrade rewards.

As the following images show, we've already prototyped and tested the planned upgrades.

Version "1.1" design improvements
Version "1.1" design improvements
Upgrade improvement testing
Upgrade improvement testing

Current Status

We won't waste a lot of space here describing what 3D Printing is, or how the B9Creator works.  There's plenty of info about that already available on our website and past Kickstarter page.

Instead, we'll just post some images from the last six months, they tell the story best...

Early Prototypes
Early Prototypes
200 B9Creator kits from last year's Kickstarter
200 B9Creator kits from last year's Kickstarter
The B9Creator v1.0
The B9Creator v1.0
A B9Creator in the wild
A B9Creator in the wild
At home in the studio
At home in the studio
A ring for my wife
A ring for my wife
"Lost wax" using our resin for direct investment casting
"Lost wax" using our resin for direct investment casting
204 mm ( ~8" ) tall Rocket!
204 mm ( ~8" ) tall Rocket!
Crazy Shapes!
Crazy Shapes!
Incredible detail
Incredible detail
Yep...
Yep...

Sample Assembly Video

In addition to online and downloadable Kit assembly instructions.  We've also produced a series of six videos detailing the assembly process step by step.  Take a look:

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Hardware development is always risky and we are fortunate to have completed the majority of our design improvement goals.
The greatest challenges now are the tasks associated with the production, packing and shipping of the hardware ON TIME. Many of the variables involved can not be controlled. We have reliable suppliers that we have worked with in the past and that we can trust to deliver. We are building upon our previous Kickstarter experience to ensure we deliver as promised. We pledge to keep an open, honest and steady stream of communication updates along the way.

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    3 backers

    A huge THANK YOU! for supporting our efforts to advance 3D Printing.

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    NOTE For current B9Creator v1.0 owners ONLY! UPGRADE OPTION #1 - "Deep VAT". Includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping.

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    NOTE For current B9Creator v1.0 owners ONLY! UPGRADE OPTION #2. Includes: Everything in Option #1 plus "Slide Rails and Z Axis Improvements". Includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping.

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    NOTE For current B9Creator v1.0 owners ONLY! UPGRADE OPTION #3. Includes: Everything in Option #1 plus Option #2 plus "New Parts". Includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping.

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    65 backers All gone!

    Complete kit. EVERYTHING included, no soldering or wire crimping skills required. Assemble in a day using only basic tools. Includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping.

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    Complete kit. EVERYTHING included, no soldering or wire crimping skills required. Assemble in a day using only basic tools. Includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping.

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    Fully assembled and tested machine. Includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping.

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