This documentary examines the two startups looking to bring 3D printing in the homes of ordinary people: formlabs and MakerBot. Intriguingly, MakerBot, the larger company that turned it’s back on it’s open source roots before being acquired by a large patent holding corporation, just announced that it was closing its retail stores and and laying off 10% of its staff.
Directors and Cinematographers: Luis Lopez, J. Clay Tweel
This documentary was acquired by Netflix, and is available for streaming.
Film buffs may be interested to know that a formlabs printer was used to create 3500 figures used in the stop motion short Chase Me:
(In honor of #IFFBOSTON each day of the festival I’ll post a capsule review of an alumni film)