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Ohmni The Home Robot Delights All.

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Earlier this year, we started a pilot program with Home Care Assistance to explore the benefits of using our home robot, Ohmniwith residents of The Heritage Downtown retirement living community in Walnut Creek, CA. Many residents signed up to test Ohmni as a new way to communicate with their families and they've been enjoying our robots ever since!

7 Myths of 3D Printing

1. 3D Printing Is Super Fast

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3D printing objects has become faster in recent years and there are several companies working on 3D printers which make parts in minutes rather than hours. Compared to traditional high-volume manufacturing methods such as injection molding or casting, 3D printing is relatively slow on a part production rate basis.Since 3D printers work layer-by-layer with filaments, powders, or resins, they tend to take hours to produce single parts.

How to Choose Inexpensive 3D Printer Heated Bed Insulation

Do you hate how long it takes for your 3D printer heated bed to reach temperature? Want to save on energy costs of your 3D printer? Add insulation to your heated bed! We have tested a few common and inexpensive materials that can be used as 3D printer heated bed insulation. Insulation not only saves you time and money but will improve the consistency of your heated bed surface.

Movie Marathon: 10 Best Robot Movies For New Years Eve

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, how are you ringing in the New Year? It’s time to give yourself a break. Kickback, relax and enjoy an evening movie marathon. If you are a fan of robots like us, we have the perfect suggestion. Here is a roundup of robot-themed films to watch with your family and friends on New year's Eve. Enjoy and happy new year!

7 Reasons Why You Should 3D Print On Glass Bed

3D Printing on glass is an easy and relatively low-cost upgrade for your FDM style 3D printer. We have found a bare glass surface to be the sweet spot between too much and too little adhesion for PLA and PETG filaments. Too little adhesion leads to the part lifting and warping which can lead to failed prints and deformed parts. Too much adhesion makes it very difficult to remove the parts even after they cool. We have tested 0.125 inch standard soda-lime glass and borosilicate glass and have found borosilicate glass to withstand higher temperatures needed for certain filaments. For safety reasons alone, borosilicate is worth the higher costs.

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