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Guns, robot hands fuel controversy in new movie about 3-D printing


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3D printing is our current generation’s new home computing, says a new documentary airing on Netflix later this month. The film focuses on the first 3D printer company, Makerbot, and the several new entries into the field since.

What happens when you can suddenly print your own robotic hand? What about your own handgun? The world is suddenly both more dangerous and a better place to be.

Check out the trailer below for a sneak peak at the documentary, Print the Legend, scheduled to go live on Netflix September 26.

The short, 2-minute trailer shows off a 3D printed skull implant, printed replacement organs, printed footwear and custom glasses. It highlights the CEO of innovative 3D printer maker, MakerBot, Bre Pettis and FormLabs’ Max Lobovsky, who chases the same dream — putting manufacturing in the hands of everyday people.

The two men are at the forefront of an industry that can potentially change lives for the better with new medical and life-enhancing technologies, but must also face the controversy around people like gun-rights advocate Cody Wilson, the founder of a non-profit that makes open-source gun designs available to anyone with a 3D printer.

It’s a heady topic, full of humanity, and this documentary looks like it will explore it all. “Tune in” at the end of the month on Netflix for the full story.

Via: The Verge


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