For a while, I'd been thinking about investing in a 3D printer of some sort, and after discussing with some colleagues I decided on an Ender 3 Pro.
It's a solid budget-printer with all the features I wanted straight out of the box. Offering a removable flexible print-bed, and just enough print-area.
I set it up to be operable via OctoPrint hosted on the workstation next to it on the workbench. I can effectively control it from anywhere, as well as record timelapses of my prints.
Getting a stable baseline was tricky, but after tons of troubleshooting, I have a solid 3D-printing device for use in the lab, whether it be printing parts, or fun little toys.