There are many types of people who come to the MakerLab. Some for fun, some for school and others for research! 3D printing is revolutionizing research by offering quick and easy ways to get prototypes. And this is what researchers from the Laboratory for Optical Physics and Engineering here at Illinois came to the MakerLab for. They were looking for a 3D printing facility that could quickly print them the prototype they needed. And the MakerLab was there to help them! Our Gurus were able to succesfully print all the parts needed for LOPE researcher’s prototype. Once assembled, their prototype served as a holding station for testing devices.