Meet the Community: Robert Secor

We stopped Robert Secor, 50 from Greece, New York, for a short interview.

What is your Printshops name on Cubee?
3D SandBox

What are you up to when you aren’t 3D printing/designing?
Writing fiction novels.

What type of 3D printer/s do you have? What design software do you use?
FDM printers. TinkerCad, Fusion 360, Ultimaker Cura for slicing.

What brought you into the 3D world?
I always had an interest in technology, and 3D printing is fascinating & very important. We have 3D printers on the International Space Station – so imagine if we had a 3D farm there. The sky is not the limit, it goes beyond the creator’s mind.

How many 3D printing hours do you think you have under your belt?
Well, considering there are 8,766 hours in a year, and I have been involved in 3D printing since 2,018, at least over 1,000 hours with using printers, courses on 3D printing, etc.

one of Robert's printers

How has this occupation affected your home/personal life?
It not only has improved areas around the home, but has given me a better sense of appreciation and accomplishment. I contributed my efforts and resources during COVID-19 to help make Personal Protective Equipment parts against the virus, and in general for people seeking 3D printed objects.

What is your favorite printer?
JGAurora Z-603S would be the top, but I have others that I like and use in my mini-farm of six 3D printers.

What is the weirdest thing you ever printed or designed?
I created a simple yet effective smartphone shoulder holder called “MoBuddy”. Not everyone likes to use earbuds, and it’s also a solution for people that are disabled. If you like to just sit on the couch and listen to music or podcasts without the hassle of any type of earbuds, this can come in handy. It may be weird, but it works.

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“MoBuddy” – a smartphone shoulder holder Robert designed

what was your latest 3D print?
A Heng Long RC King Tiger tank internal hull brace for stability for a customer.

Tell us something about 3D printing that not everybody knows.
Did you know 3D printing can make Sushi based on biological samples? A Japanese company demonstrated that at an SXSW conference in Austin Texas back in 2019.

What would the world of 3D printing look like 10 years from now?
Gosh, I can see it not only enhancing the personal use but engaging more enthusiasts/hobbyists, and transforming them into experts while adding to more efficient manufacturing in General. The integration between 3D Printing and Science would be crazy talk long ago. Just take a look around and you will see more and more 3D print technology shaping the world!