CuberPi a company that creates 3D printers, was founded by Dylan Roberts. He has extensive engineering and mechatronics experience. Dylan was born in London, but relocated to South Bend, Indiana, in the United States. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Dylan wanted to establish his own company after working for a few years at an engineering firm. 3D printing has always piqued his curiosity, and he sees it as the way industry will evolve in the future. CuberPi began as a modest business, but because to Dylan’s dedication and determination, it has grown rapidly.
Dylan is a driven entrepreneur who is constantly on the lookout for new chances. He’s always coming up with new ideas and ways to better his products. He’s also an excellent leader who has built a strong team at CuberPi. His team is highly competent and motivated, and they share Dylan’s vision of a 3D-printed future. They concentrate on creating high-quality goods that can assist transform manufacturing and enable people to reach their full creative potential.
He sells his printers to both corporate and individual customers, who are consistently impressed with how nicely he serves them and how well the 3D printers’ work. He is well-liked by his peers and has received numerous awards for his contributions to 3D printing technology.
Dylan Roberts is a wonderful person who has made a big contribution to the field of 3D printing. He is a gifted engineer and businessman who has built a company that is at the forefront of this fast-expanding industry. Dylan’s drive and passion shine through in all he does, and he’ll no doubt continue to make significant progress in the years ahead. He has made 3D printing more accessible than ever before, and it has enormous future possibilities.
When Dylan has free time, he participates in community projects because he enjoys giving back, especially when it includes healthcare and education. He donates a significant portion of his company’s dividends to charity. He is an outdoor sports enthusiast who enjoys cycling, canoeing, and other outdoor activities. He has run numerous marathons across the country and enjoys hiking whenever he has the opportunity.
Where did the idea for CuberPi come from?
I had a natural curiosity for how things worked from an early age and loved solving problems. As such, engineering became my calling card which led me into mechanical engineering before I even graduated! Alongside this passion came 3D printing because it’s not only about making models- but you can also do so much more with these machines that would have been impossible without them. That is why CuberPi was born – as a means to provide accessible technology innovation in developing communities through affordable manufacturing solutions like printers or CNC Routers.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I wake up early to start my day off on the right foot. It is important for me not only to be productive, but also take care of myself physically and mentally so that I can do what’s necessary during office hours without getting stressed out or overworked from the pressure that comes with my position. My typical workday starts at 5AM, which gives me plenty of time for my morning routine of exercising or meditating, a shower and breakfast. Getting an early jump onto things helps me avoid rushing through them later when I feel too pressed for time – this usually leads to sloppy mistakes with bad quality results. For productivity, I have tasks prioritized into 3 groups based on urgency; these are typically dealt with most urgently first followed by medium priority items second, then the last set gets done when I’m done with the others.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I bring ideas to life by researching them before implementing. This includes trying to find out as much from those that my project may impact- whether they be potential audiences or other practitioners in the field of concern. It’s important for me to get their point-of view on what direction this new initiative should take so we can come up with something everyone agrees upon!
What’s one trend that excites you?
The future of 3D printing is now more exciting than ever, with recent research proving that it’s being used for all sorts of activities. One major way this has happened is in Research and development as opposed to just prototypes or even final products like before when people were using these machines primarily (and sometimes exclusively).
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I’m a one-trick pony. I don’t like to jump from job to the next because it takes away from my productivity and creativity, which are both things that my kind of work requires. Therefore, I don’t multitask. Jumping between jobs and activities actually hinders my cognitive processing, which is why I spend hours on a single task and produce the best possible results in that short amount of time versus trying to do several things at once with subpar results in each one individually.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I know it doesn’t seem like the most appealing advice, but I would advise my younger self to learn how to accept failure. It’s not easy and sometimes we are too stubborn for our own good when trying out new ideas or bringing things into fruition in life–both personally and professionally!
In other words: If there were ever anything worth risking everything on then its creating something original that has never been done before because no matter what happens at first glance – whether its success or complete disaster- accepting this reality as part of making progress means moving forward with positivity even if you’re unable accomplish all goals right away.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I think 3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies of our generation and will play a massive role in shaping the future as we know it. However, I don’t think people truly understand its potential- which to me is incredibly exciting. There’s a lot of noise in this industry with people trying to jump on the bandwagon, but I truly believe in the long-term potential of 3D printing and will continue to dedicate my time and resources to make this a reality.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I wake up early and try to prepare myself for the day. It’s a few extra hours before emails start coming in. I have plenty more time than usual where my creativity is at its peak! Studies show that willpower and creativity can be strongest during these first couple of waking moments so make sure you take advantage by using them wisely.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
I’m relentless in my pursuit for success and I have a team that shares those same values. Whether it be new products or marketing strategies, we go at anything until there’s an outcome to our desired goal which is why you’ll see us over again with each challenge thrown our way because when one door closes another opens up on the other side!
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I tried to do everything myself and the outcome was a disaster. I demotivated my team, which had high turnover rates as well as low productivity levels for me personally-I felt like giving up after all this hard work!
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
It’s hard to go wrong in the digitized world. I would advise finding a niche and filling it with technology related products, services or content-the options are endless!
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I treated myself to new fitness equipment! It was well worth the investment, especially since it’s helped me improve my health.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Todo.vu. It is a productivity suite delivering a unique blend of CRM, task management, time tracking and billing functionality.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
In the book “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World,” Cal Newport has outlined some profound insights that we all need to consider. The author makes an argument about how modern life is becoming increasingly distracted and suggests building time into our schedules where you can be productive without interruption or distractions from outside forces like email inboxes filled with messages demanding immediate attention.
What is your favorite quote?
The Secret to Creativity Is Knowing How To Hide Your Sources. – Albert Einstein.
- Powerful/effective people are able to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time.
- We must embrace boredom, instead of seeing it as a path toward being unproductive.
- We must eliminate/filter out distractions & interruptions during our “deep work” time so that we can focus on complex tasks without being derailed by
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.