February 27, 2014 AT 5:00 am

“Print the Legend” 3D Printing Documentary Feature to Premiere at SXSW (VIDEO) #makerbusiness #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Check out the first teaser trailer for the 3D printing documentary feature Print the Legend from the producers of King of Kong, Freakonomics, and Oscar-winner Undefeated, launching at SXSW in a couple of weeks. A tough, nuanced hardware startup doc, it focuses on the story of 3D printer vendors Formlabs, Makerbot/Stratasys, and 3D Systems (as well as Cody Wilson and other figures), as they seek to bring what was once only a tool for industry into the imaginations — and homes — of general consumers.

From the SXSW catalog description:

3D printing is changing the world – from printing guns and human organs to dismantling the world’s industrial infrastructure by enabling home manufacturing. It’s “the next Industrial Revolution.”

For the first time in history, the stories of the human beings building an industry have been filmed. The result: “Print the Legend”, which 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 the definitive 3D Printing Documentary – capturing a tech in the midst of its “Macintosh Moment” – and a compelling tale about what it takes to live the American Dream in any field.

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