B9Creations launched an elastomeric resin called BioRes – Silicone. This new addition to its suite of biocompatible 3D printing materials enables custom medical and consumer tech applications for comfortable skin contact products, such as headphones, hearing aids, wristbands, attachments for wearables, silicone components for medical devices, and more.
Offering a unique combination of biocompatibility, high precision, surface finish, and tear resistance, B9Creations’ medical-grade silicone is ISO 90993 certified for prolonged skin contact of up to 30 days.
“This material has really opened up our design space. And it’s also saving us a ton of money because we aren’t using pure Teflon, and now we’re able to quickly reiterate designs. So, if there’s a shift in our fixture, we can always compensate and easily make a new one. It has been great for us,” said Kevin Herrera, Senior Engineer specializing in cardiovascular medical devices at Johnson & Johnson.
B9Creations’ medical and industrial silicone materials bend, strength compress, and hold up to repeated cycles without tearing, offering an ideal solution for high-precision parts and ergonomic features as part of larger assemblies.
Coupled with B9Creations’ Core 5 Series Med XL 3D printers, automated cleaning and curing units, biocompatible and engineering resins, and intelligent print preparation software, users can move seamlessly from prototyping to production.