Sep 12, 2014

Netflix has released the trailer for Print The Legend, Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel's documentary about the nascent American 3D printing industry.

Netflix acquired exclusive rights to "Print The Legend" at the SXSW Film Festival this March, where it received the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition.

The film explores the people and companies racing to deliver consumer 3D printing. It goes behind-the-scenes of the top American 3D printing brands - MakerBot, Formlabs, Stratasys and 3D Systems - as they fight for dominance in the rapidly developing, groundbreaking field of 3D printing. Also included in the documentary is Cody Wilson, who was named "one of the most dangerous people in the world" since he created the first 3D printed gun and released plans for the guns last year.

3D printing is changing the world – from printing human organs to guns, to dismantling the world's industrial infrastructure by enabling home manufacturing. It's "the next Industrial Revolution." "Print the Legend" follows the people racing to bring 3D printing to your desktop and into your life. For the winners, there are fortunes – and history – to be made. "Print the Legend" is both a 3D Printing Documentary, capturing a tech in the midst of its "Macintosh Moment," and, even more so, a compelling tale about what it takes to live the American Dream.


The film delves into the people behind the machines and asks tough questions about the industry's creative drive to enable consumers to produce anything from trinkets to handguns, including being there with provocateur Cody Wilson as he uploads his printable-gun files to the internet, setting off a worldwide media firestorm. The film roots its core story in the rise and challenges of start-ups MakerBot and Formlabs as they vie to release consumer models and control the narrative of their market to compete with established industrial players Stratasys and 3D Systems.

Netflix will release the film theatrically in New York, Los Angeles on September 26th 2014, while simultaneously streaming on Netflix.

Watch below The Print The Legend trailer:

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