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Browse through our selection of hand-picked 3D printing documentaries. Did we forget a good one? Give us a heads-up in the comment section! Enjoy watching.

3D Printed Guns

This documentary is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. Cody Wilson, a 25 year old University of Texas Law student, is an advocate for the open source production of firearms using 3D printing technology. This makes him a highly controversial figure on both sides of the gun control issue. MOTHERBOARD sat down with Cody in Austin, Texas to talk about the constitution, the legal system, and to watch him make and test-fire a 3D-printed gun.

 Will 3D Printing Change the World?

Much attention has been paid to 3D Printing lately, with new companies developing cheaper and more efficient consumer models that have wowed the tech community. They herald 3D Printing as a revolutionary and disruptive technology, but how will these printers truly affect our society? Beyond an initial novelty, 3D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world.

 The Future of 3D Printing

Scott Summit explains the current state and future potential of 3D printing (also known as rapid prototyping) technology.

Small Empires: Shapeways and the business of 3D printing

“A company within a company.” That’s the story of Shapeways, a startup that began in an incubator within Dutch conglomerate, Philips. And Shapeways itself is something of an incubator — a 3D-printing marketplace that allows for others to make a business out of their work.

Avi Reichental Speaks About 3D Printing At Singularity University

Avi Reichental, CEO of 3D Systems, speaks about the field of 3D printing, where it is, where it is going, and the implications for society and business. Excellent 3D Printing documentary.

Is a Manufacturing Revolution on the Horizon?

The rise of 3D printing has raised hopes of rejuvenating the long-beleaguered U.S. manufacturing sector. Hugh Evans of 3D Systems, Brad Pietras of Lockheed Martin, and Cliff Waldman from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation discuss the current state of 3D printing technology and its implications for U.S. competitiveness, the structure of global supply chains, and the future composition of the labor force.

Brave New World w/Stephen Hawking Episode 3: Technology

Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century.

With the help of some of the world’s leading scientific figures – including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock – this five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind’s next leap forward. The experts explore how 21st-century technology is shaping our future by changing the way we live, the way we communicate and our perception of the universe. Physicist Kathy Sykes explores how our mobile phones can give experts access to our every habit and action: a brave new world in which it’s hard to keep a secret but where urban planners can build cities around our needs. One of the better must-see 3D printing documentaries.

Warning; 3D printers should never be left unattended. They can pose a firesafety hazard.