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Print the Legend: Exclusive First Look Preview

The 3D printing revolution has begun. Who will make it?



The first full-length 3D printing documentary, “Print the Legend” will make its debut Sunday at SXSW Film as part of their Startup Alley programming, focused on the intersection of entertainment and technology “shaping the means of viewing, sharing and producing content”.  The film chronicles the history of additive manufacturing from the invention of SLA by Chuck Hull in 1986 to the growth of MakerBot to a look at the current state of the industry.

We’ve got an exclusive first look preview:

Full trailer available at

Here’s the filmmakers synopsis of the film:

3D printing is changing the world. PRINT THE LEGEND follows the people racing to bring this hot new technology to your home, documenting the “Macintosh Moment” of this revolution and exploring what it takes to live the American Dream…For the winners, there are fortunes – and history – to be made.

The FormLabs Team Celebrates

The FormLabs Team Celebrates

With a principal cast of: Bre Pettis, Maxim Lobovsky, Avi Reichental, Cody Wilson, Chris Anderson, David Cranor, Natan Linder, Jenny Lawton; it’s clear that this 100 minute film will focus 3D printing giant 3D Systems, the origins of FormLabs and MakerBot, their different paths to financial success and 3D printing industry’s push to mainstream 3D printing. There’s also an interview with Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed (featured in the preview video above), whose creation of the first 3D printed gun on May 3, 2013 caused a sensation in both the press and congressional hearings. 

Check out all of MAKE’s ongoing SXSW 2014 coverage.

PTL Cody Wilson the Anarchist at Firing Range

Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed at the Firing Range

Anna Kaziunas France

Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media.

She runs the digital fabrication hardware testing for Make:. If you’re a vendor who would like to submit a tool for review (3D printer, CNC, laser cutter, fab software etc.), contact her directly at: anna [@] makermedia [dot] com.

She’s the section editor for Make: Skill Builder. Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. But — In order to really tweak and bend something, you need to understand it! If you’d like to write a tightly focused piece on a core maker skill in science / engineering / craft / art / architecture / robotics / fabrication etc. (whatever) that you’d like to teach to other makers — and have Make: work with you to illustrate for magazine publication — let her know!

She’s very interested in your ideas for practical digital fabrication focused books — anything that turns codes into things — hardware and software.

She’s also the Dean of the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot, compiled the Make: 3D Printing book and ran the 2015 and 2014 3D Printer Shootout Weekend testing events.

She likes things that are computer-controlled, parametric, and open source — preferably all three.

Find her on her personal site, Twitter, , and Facebook.

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