The Illinois MakerLab is the world’s first Business School 3D Printing Lab.  We are very proud to have them back again at the Heartland Maker Fest. At this year’s fest they will be showing off some of the very cool projects created by patrons using their 3D printers. They will also be showcasing the awesome MakerGirl program that utilizes their wonderful space.

Now that's a 3D printer lab

Now that’s a 3D printer lab

As they would say:

Our objective is to provide University of Illinois faculty and students with the knowledge and resources to be at the forefront of the emerging maker movement. We do this by teaching users how to design, manufacture, and market physical objects. 3D printing (and the emerging Maker Movement) provides a means of democratizing innovation by empowering individuals with the know-how and tools to manufacture the objects they consume. Thus, this technology has important implications for many facets of business, including manufacturing, distribution, retailing, and consumer behavior.


Learn more about the lab here: