3D Printing Doc: This is the Future, But What About That Gun Thing?

By Leslie Horn on at

3D printing is a number of things, depending on who you talk to: It's the future! It's dumb! It's a dangerous tool for psycho gun enthusiasts! Print the Legend, Netflix's 3D printing documentary, explores all those topics.

The movie—out September 26th on Netflix—dives into the divisive nature of the space, through the lenses of companies like MakerBot, FormLabs, Stratasys, and 3D Systems. We haven't seen the movie ourselves, but it nabbed an award for editing and storytelling at SXSW. And though you might worry it falls into the trap of over praising 3D printing as the future on which our crumbling economy sits (thanks to a soundbite from US President Obama), it avoids that by touching on that whole 3D-printed gun thing. [Deadline]